NEA Webinar

The National Endowment for the Arts will host a webinar featuring Rich Harwood on September 24, 2014 beginning at 3:00 PM EDT/ Noon PDT.  The webinar will include a discussion about how to engage local communities in arts education. Rich Harwood is the founder and president of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, a nonpartisan, independent nonprofit that helps people and organizations address community challenges, improve their own effectiveness, and strengthen communities.


The webinar is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is necessary.  To register go to

The FYI Arts updates are written by Joan Platz, Research and Knowledge Director for the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education.  The purpose of FYI Arts is to keep arts education advocates informed about issues dealing with the arts, education, policy, research, and opportunities.  The distribution of this information is made possible through the generous support of the Ohio Music Education Association (, Ohio Art Education Association (, Ohio Educational Theatre Association (; OhioDance (, and the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education (


About OAAE

It is the mission of the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education to ensure that the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. We believe that: * All children in school must have quality arts education provided by licensed arts educators * All Ohioans have the right to expect quality arts education * All arts programs must have adequate resources * All arts and cultural organizations and artists have a critical role in arts education Learn more at
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