Broward Cultural Division Hosts Two 2014 'Covenings' on Arts Ed Policy and South Florida's Dance Community Today

Broward Cultural Division Hosts Two 2014 'Covenings' on Arts Ed Policy and South Florida's Dance Community Today

Today, May 14, 2014, Broward Cultural Division will be hosting two (2) regional convenings: - one from 2 - 5 p.m. on Arts Education Policy, Equity and Action; the other, from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Cultivating South Florida's Dance Community at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.

"Convening" has been a critical tool for the Rockefeller Foundation's century of successful philanthropy. Each convening is free of charge, and targets South Florida regional arts and cultural stakeholders, from individual artists to school and community-based educators, advocates and supporters.

Arts Education Policy, Equity and Action
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

A 2011 report by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, Reinvesting in Arts Education, synthesizes the past decade of research about how the arts boost student achievement ( Four of the major recommendations based on this research serve as a focus of this convening and participants will dialogue and deliberate on how they can be addressed at the local and regional levels. Read more...

  • Building collaborations among different approaches
  • Developing the field of arts integration
  • Expanding opportunities for teaching artists
  • Introducing model policies to reinforce the place of arts in K-12 education

Cultivating South Florida's Dance Community
5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Featuring: American Dance Legacy Initiative; John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Brown University

Targeting individuals, businesses and organizations involved in the dance industry, from educators to dancers to choreographers, companies, schools and suppliers. What is the state of dance in South Florida? What can be done to ensure dance as a viable, thriving arts discipline within the region?

Program attendees will experience a real treat. Talented dance students from Bak Middle School of the Arts in West Palm Beach will perform short modern dances learned from collaborating with Laura Bennett of the American Dance Legacy Initiative from Brown University. Read More...

For more information contact Grace Kewl-Durfey, at 954-357-7869, or visit the Broward Cultural Division website.

About the Broward Cultural Division: Broward Cultural Division is a local arts agency, one of thousands across the U.S. providing financial, technical and marketing assistance to artists and arts organizations. Broward County has more than 1.7 million residents, 13.1 million visitors, 10,000 artists, 6,523 arts-related businesses employing 23,497 people, 575 not-for-profit cultural organizations and 31 cities, some of which operate their own arts councils and public art programs. For more information about the Broward Cultural Division, call 954-357-7457, visit, "like us" on and "follow us" on

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