Kathleen Hill Will Speak at the 2021 Arts Education Partnership Virtual Gathering on September 14th at 2pm EST

On September 14th, Kathleen Hill will join Kristina Berdan and Jennifer Zheng from Young Audiences for Learning, Maryland to present a session entitled “ Investing in Creativity, Authenticity, and Professionalism: Building an Expanded Definition of Arts Education through BAI” at the 2021 Arts Education Partnership Virtual Gathering.

Over the course of this session, participants will actively reflect upon, brainstorm about, and discuss the role that pre-professional training has in supporting a well-rounded arts education through a case study of the Bloomberg Arts Internship (BAI) Program in Baltimore. They will hear from a member of the evaluation team at WolfBrown, a staff member from Baltimore’s program office at Young Audiences for Learning, Maryland, and an alum from the program to learn about the lived experiences, successes, and learnings from BAI. More specifically, listeners will learn about the value of investing early and regularly in diverse talent and the need to amplify school year teachings with workplace experiences to ground and celebrate professional aspirations in the arts and culture field. Ultimately, the session will encourage all participants to commit to expanding their understanding of arts education.

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To learn more about the Bloomberg Arts Internship, please visit https://www.bloomberg.org/arts/strengthening-local-arts-organizations/bloomberg-arts-internship/.