From September 12th - September 18th, WolfBrown is thrilled to join the thousands of students, educators, artists, and administrators celebrating Arts Education Week

Passed by Congress in 2010 through House Resolution 275, the celebration is designated to bring attention to this cause for elected officials and educational decision makers across the country and to support equitable access to the arts for all students.


This year, WolfBrown is celebrating its partnerships with practitioners, creatives, and organizations with the release of prescient presentations, articles, and reports.


I. “Spark Change: The Impact of Performing Arts on Children,” a New Victory research report by New 42.


Dennie Palmer Wolf, Steven Holochwost, and Alan Brown partnered with New Victory Theater and the New Victory SPARK program to develop a rigorous research protocol that measures the impacts of the arts on young people, including their appreciation for artistry, the impulse to try new things, the capacity for self-reflection, an appreciation of someone’s life that is different from their own, and their aspirations for the future, among others.


Read the report from New 42 here.


Dive deeper into the research by reading the May 2021 article, “Delineating the Benefits of Arts Education for Children’s Socioemotional Development,” from Steven J. Holochwost, Thalia R. Goldstein, and Dennie Palmer Wolf here.


II. “Make the Anvil Theirs: When Poetry Meets Folklore,” a Dennie Palmer Wolf article featured in the Journal of Folklore and Education, Volume 8


Taught in the light of folklore’s values—context, use, candor, imagination, and love, writing poems that notice, praise, and witness, young people can forge language as an act of consequence and resistance.


Read the full article by Dennie Palmer Wolf here.


III. Arts Education Partnership 2021 Virtual Convening — Presentation Session:


On September 14th at 2pm EST, Kathleen Hill will join Kristina Berdan and Jennifer Zheng from Young Audiences for Learning, Maryland to share the story and impact of the Bloomberg Arts Internship program at the 2021 Arts Education Partnership Virtual Gathering. Registration is free.


Click here to secure your spot today!