Board members of arts organization who remember their missions. Arts leaders who focus on training the next generation of arts leaders. Political leaders to remember that almost 6 million Americans are employed in the arts...
Since joining the Getty Museum in 2008 as assistant director for education, Toby Tannenbaum has expanded its efforts to get contemporary artists involved in education projects. The most recent, Open Studio, is a set of free, online art lesson plans
Arne Duncan gave a speech in Wasghinton D.C. about the value of arts education. It was a very good speech, but when you look at all the recent K-12 initiatives of the Obama administration, arts education is all but missing.
I predict, based on current policies in the US, that kids will be drilled endlessly for the next test. That the machinery will be in place to measure and test, driving out innovation, creativity, and divergent thinking.