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Why we need to keep talking about white privilege in arts education

As featured on canadianart.ca ... by Leah Sandals

When researcher Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández released a report last week showing that students entering Grade 9 at Toronto’s arts high schools are more than twice as likely to be white—and nearly twice as likely to come from a wealthy family—than students at other Toronto public schools, he hoped the findings would spark interest.

But even he and study co-author Gillian Parekh didn’t realize just how much conversation would flow from these findings.

Rêvons d'une école artistique et d'élèves créatifs

Comme indiqué sur LaPresse.ca -- par Sylvie Berardino, Hélène Lévesque et Élyse Mathieu

Dimanche dernier à l’émission Tout le monde en parle, notre ministre de l’Éducation, Sébastien Proulx, a pris le temps d’expliquer le projet de Lab-École de Pierre Thibault, Ricardo Larrivée et Pierre Lavoie, des personnalités qui sont reconnues pour leur enthousiasme et leur leadership.

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The urgency of art in a dangerous, rapidly changing world

As featured on ChicagoTribute.com -- By David Rothkopf

Art is not a luxury, not an adornment of civilization. It is a necessity. It is one of the central purposes of civilization. Artists lead in ways politicians, chief executives, or generals cannot. They enable us to explore the mysterious - deep within us and all around us. They find the universal within the quotidian and in what has never before been imagined - the links that bind us to one another in the most profound ways.

Carrefours Éduarts proposés en Alberta et en Saskatchewan

Depuis 2013, le Réseau canadien pour les arts et l’apprentissage (RCAA) propose aux communautés des arts et de l’apprentissage des quatre coins de l’Ontario une série de Carrefours Éduarts, grâce au soutien de la Fondation Trillium de l’Ontario. Le jeudi 2 mars, nous étions ravis de nous associer au Winspear Centre d’Edmonton afin d’offrir le tout premier Carrefour Éduarts à l’extérieur de l’Ontario.

Eduarts Hubs offered in Alberta and Saskatchewan

Since 2013, The Canadian Network for Arts and Learning (CNAL) has presented our Eduarts Hubs, with the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, to arts and learning communities across Ontario. On Thursday, March 2nd, we were thrilled to partner with the Winspear Centre in Edmonton to offer our first ever Eduarts Hub outside of Ontario.

We are pleased to present Dr. Ernst Wagner for our next Eduarts Hub in Kingston

The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning, in partnership with the UNESCO Chair in Arts and Learning, is pleased to present a seminar by Dr. Ernst Wagner for an Eduarts Hub taking place on March 8th at Queen’s University. Join us to hear Dr. Wagner speak on how arts education fits into global plans for education, culture and sustainable development.

Une récipiendaire d’une médaille du gouverneur général sera à la tête du Réseau canadien pour les arts et l’apprentissage (RCAA).

Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer que Mme Angela Elster occupera le poste de directrice générale du RCAA/CNAL, suivant trois décennies de leadership dans le domaine des arts et de l’apprentissage, plus récemment à titre de vice-présidente principale du Conservatoire royal de musique, où elle a créé et mis en œuvre le programme d’apprentissage par les arts, entre autres initiatives réussies.

Governor General’s Medal Recipient to head the Canadian Network for Arts and Learning

Ms. Angela Elster has been recruited to serve as Executive Director of CNAL following three decades of leadership in the field of Arts and Learning, most recently as Senior Vice President of The Royal Conservatory of Music where she created and implemented Learning Through the Arts among other successful RCM initiatives. On June 23rd Ms. Elster was awarded one of Canada’s highest honors – the Meritorious Service Medal from the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.