Arts and Humanities Resources
The Music Production Industry and Copyright Laws
The last fifteen years have seen enormous leaps in the evolution of digital music content and its use on the Internet. The proliferation of peer-to-peer file sharing networks in the last decade has made the exchange and transfer of copyrighted music easier than ever. For copyright holders and their distributors, this is often seen as the theft of intellectual property that carries with it negative financial consequences. For others, both producers and consumers of digital music, the ease of content sharing is equated with the potential for exposure and freer exchange of ideas and material, creating an environment more conducive to creative expression.
Musicproductionschools.net was created as an online informational resource for individuals looking to pursue music production-related education and careers. The site covers various topics ranging from what you can do with a musical production degree, links to related resources, and information about this specific field within the job market. The website is updated frequently and is continuously checked for factual and timely relevance to topics in the production niche.
American Alliance for Theatre and Education
The American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) is a networking organization for theatre artists and educators. AATE provides opportunities for idea exchange, leadership, creativity, artistry, mentorship, recognition, advocacy and more to those with a vested interest in the field of theatre and education. Whether you are a theatre teacher, youth theatre director, playwright, education director for a theatre, arts integration specialist, theatre scholar, teaching artist, theatre advocate or an individual who finds theatre arts essential in education we are here to provide services and programming that help you advance our field.
Americans for the Arts
Celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2010, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. From offices in Washington, DC, and New York City, it serves more than 150,000 organizational and individual members and stakeholders.
Information for students, parents, and professionals about Advanced Placement from the College Board.
Arts and Humanities Listserv
In the Commonwealth, LISTSERVs are one of the ways to support communications among students, teachers and administrators and Kentucky Department of Education staff. We have provided you with an easy way to subscribe to a KERA related discussion list. Please stay on the list as long as you find the information useful.
Arts Education Partnership
The Arts Education Partnership provides information and communication about current and emerging arts education policies, issues, and activities at the national, state, and local levels. Our major projects and activities include: commissioning and disseminating research about critical arts and education issues; maintaining and linking databases on state-level policies for arts education; and convening national forums around significant themes and issues in the field. Our partners include federal arts and education agencies, state departments of education, state arts agencies, national arts and education organizations, and arts and education collaboration at the state and local level.
ARTSEDGE — the National Arts and Education Network — supports the placement of the arts at the center of the curriculum and advocates creative use of technology to enhance the K-12 educational experience. ARTSEDGE empowers educators to teach in, through, and about the arts by providing the tools to develop interdisciplinary curricula that fully integrate the arts with other academic subjects.
ArtsEdSearch is a project of the Arts Education Partnership (AEP), and builds on Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development, a compendium of research that the AEP published in 2002 exploring the impact of arts education on student success in school, life, and work. Critical Links identified a range of outcomes of arts learning—including students’ development of skills for creative thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration—which are of central interest today, not only to the arts education field, but more broadly to education policymakers and leaders concerned with preparing students to succeed in the changing contexts of the 21st Century. AEP has developed ArtsEdSearch as a resource for policymakers and education stakeholders and leaders to better understand and articulate the role that arts education can play in meeting this challenge. ArtsEdSearch is designed to be an interactive, living resource that will grow and evolve along with arts and education research and practice.
In 1956, Benjamin Bloom headed a group of educational psychologists who developed a classification of levels of intellectual behavior important in learning. During the 1990's a new group of cognitive psychologist, lead by Lorin Anderson (a former student of Bloom's), updated the taxonomy reflecting relevance to 21st century work.
The Kennedy Center
Since opening in 1971, the Kennedy Center has continued its efforts to fulfill his vision—presenting the greatest performers and performances from across America and around the world, nurturing new works and young artists, and serving the nation as a leader in arts education.
Kentucky Educational Television Arts Toolkits
Teachers will find high-quality lesson plans and other resources in dance, drama, visual arts, and music, all designed to help you integrate the arts into the classroom experience. Students are invited to visit the Student Center for quick access to information about arts careers, our virtual museum, and other interesting activities.
Kentucky Humanities Council
The Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. (KHC) is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C. The Council is supported by the National Endowment and by private contributions. We are not a state agency, and we receive no state funds, but we are proud partners with Kentucky's cultural, heritage, arts, and tourism agencies. For short video about the Kentucky Humanities Council, click here
Why is KHC Telling Kentucky's Story?
More than just history, by Kentucky's story KHC means Kentucky's writers, inventors, judges, musicians, architects, doctors – in short, the contributions from every walk of life to the quality of life in Kentucky. They recognize a need to build civic engagement as well as literacy, and we want to involve all ages and all places from Pine Knot to Princeton. Everyone has a story to tell, and everyone can learn from the stories of others. These stories, taken together, are the stories of Kentucky’s communities, counties, regions and Kentucky’s unique culture and heritage. They are the basis of the Commonwealth’s pride and the basic premise of community.
How Does KHC Tell Kentucky's Story?
KHC’s popular living history Kentucky Chautauqua dramas will introduce your community to a dozen people who made Kentucky great. Kentucky Humanities magazine gives you fresh perspectives on our history and culture. And there's much more. Join KHC in Telling Kentucky's Story!
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress provides Classroom materials with primary sources, themed resources, collections, and presentation activities as well as professional development opportunities and news and events of interest to arts teachers.
PBS Teachers is PBS' national web destination for high-quality preK-12 educational resources. Here you'll find classroom materials suitable for a wide range of subjects and grade levels. They provide thousands of lesson plans, teaching activities, on-demand video assets, and interactive games and simulations, and professional learning. These resources are correlated to state and national educational standards and are tied to PBS' award-winning on-air and online programming like NOVA, Nature, Cyberchase, Between the Lions and more. You’ll find arts resources for PreK
, and 9-12
Teaching Artist Journal
The Teaching Artist Journal is a print and online quarterly devoted to the work and thought of teaching artists and all those working at the intersection of the arts and learning. TAJ is published by Routledge and is edited and produced under the auspices of the Office of Academic Research at Columbia College Chicago.
The Wallace Foundation
The Wallace Foundation seeks to support and share effective ideas and practices that will strengthen education leadership, arts participation and out-of-school learning.