EdVestors Blog Posts

October 24, 2018

Celebrating and Deepening Arts Experiences

BY DEREK LIN   October is National Arts and Humanities Month, a recognition honoring the founding of the National Endowment for the Arts. The month-long celebration emphasizes the participation in and promotion of the arts across the U.S. In addition to showing support for the arts, this month reminds us to reflect on

June 19, 2018

Inclusion through the Arts

BY DEREK LIN As part of Boston Public Schools (BPS) Arts Expansion, EdVestors invited teachers, teaching artists, and program staff from youth arts organizations to a workshop on Working with Students with Special Needs. Led by Dr. Rhoda Bernard, Managing Director of the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs, the

April 12, 2018

Training for your Datathon: Experts Share Best Practices to improve Data Culture

BY DEREK LIN EdVestors recently hosted the Youth Arts Impact Network for a Datathon. The Youth Arts Impact Network is a peer learning network composed of over seventy-five arts organizations that convene regularly to share best practices in data evaluation, organizational development, and communication efforts. At the Datathon, a

June 16, 2017

Phase 4 Brings BPS Arts Expansion into a Second Decade

BY LAURA PERILLE As more than 1,000 students were performing on the Boston Common last week, a new phase of BPS Arts Expansion was announced to ensure equitable access to quality arts education remains a hallmark of the Boston Public Schools. Much progress has been made since 2009 when BPS Arts Expansion launched.

April 19, 2017

Practicing Advocacy Through Action

by Ruth Mercado-Zizzo With the news of proposed deep cuts—or even elimination—of federal arts and culture funding, I participated in MASSCreative’s Arts Matter Advocacy Day with a sense of urgency. As a member of the arts community, it was gratifying and inspiring to come together as a group to advocate for policy issues