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Bits n Pieces - Illinois News - Plus Target Grants

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From: Judy Decker (jdecker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Jun 02 2003 - 11:10:45 PDT


Gail has forwarded more Bits and Pieces from Marge Dickinson (some Illinios
news - but links of interest to others). Scroll down to Target Grant
information.

1. Forum brainstorms additional uses for schools. The arts are mentioned of
course.
2. Illinois Arts Week information - plan ahead to celebrate, call attention
to your program.
  This is a great site to bookmark since it has so many IAC programs,
grants, etc.
3. The End of Arts Funding?
  a disturbing trend is discuss and blame is placed in this opinion piece
4. DEFINING INTEGRITY. A topic in the news. There are some things here
which might be used in your classroom and certainly merit discussion with
colleagues. A good definition of integrity and some rules are also included.
5. CREATIVITY, THE ARTS AND EDUCATION REFORM: THE CHALLENGE FOR THE UNITED
STATES some new ideas at a presentation at the Harold Washington Library in
Chicago - June 23. If anyone goes, I would love a report!
6. DOWNSIDE UP: A FORUM ON THE ROLE OF THE ARTS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT,
June 4, 2003 at the Spertus Institute, Chicago. If anyone goes, I would
love a report.

7. TARGET ARTS IN EDUCATION GRANTS. Deadline coming up.
That's it for this week - One more thing - don't forget to put the fall
conference (Oct 30, 31, Nov. 1) in Chicago on your calendar. In the next
few weeks I'll be putting together the Mosaic which lists all the good
things, tours, workshops, seminars, panels, networking.... you'll receive it
just about the time school starts.

Marge

1. Forum brainstorms additional uses for schools
Legislators, community leaders and education activists discussed ways to use
schools as community centers. The suggestions include offering arts classes
to senior citizens in the afternoons and opening athletic fields for public
use during the weekends.
http://www.latimes.com/news/education/la-me-schools30may30,1,4729086.story?c
oll=la%2Dnews%2Dlearning (free registration) (5/30)

2. ILLINOIS ARTS WEEK

Illinois Arts Week is October 12 - 18, 2003. Find out how you can be
involved http://www.state.il.us/agency/iac/artsweek/Artsweek2003.htm
Bookmark this site and visit it for information on IAC programs.

3. The End of Arts Funding?
This article explains why the arts are being attacked and how we brought it
on ourselves.

Newsweek writes, "Across America, government is getting out of the arts
business. While states like Massachusetts, California, Florida and Michigan
slash their arts budgets by half or more, lawmakers in Colorado, Oregon and
New Jersey consider eliminating their arts agencies altogether. The last
time state governments attacked a program with such cost-cutting zeal was
welfare reform in the mid-'90s. So why the arts, and why now?"
<http://www.msnbc.com/news/919695.asp>
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4. DEFINING INTEGRITY.
Put integrity in its right place. Read how the conception of the term has
evolved, and learn the 8 steps to achieve integrity: do what you say you
will do; do the right thing; take responsibility; support your own weight;
think holistically; respect others; check the mirror; and define rules and
values. (Sherman, Stratford. "Rethinking Integrity." Leader to Leader,
Spring 2003) http://www.pfdf.org/leaderbooks/l2l/spring2003/sherman.html

UPCOMING NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS DEADLINES:
Deadline: June 16, 2003. Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth
(Standard Review Grants)
Deadline: August 18, 2003. Challenge America: Access to the Arts (Standard
Review Grants)

Deadline: August 18, 2003. Heritage and Preservation

http://www.arts.gov

5. CREATIVITY, THE ARTS AND EDUCATION REFORM: THE CHALLENGE FOR THE UNITED
STATES

Dr. Ken Robinson, the author of "Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative,"
will be discussing his pioneering ideas about strategic new roles for the
arts in improving education for all children. Monday, June 23, 2003, 7pm.
Free. Harold Washington Library Auditorium, 400 S. State. Sponsored by the
Center for Arts Policy at Columbia College. RSVP to mailto:vmalone@colum.edu

6. DOWNSIDE UP: A FORUM ON THE ROLE OF THE ARTS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT,
June 4, 2003, 7 pm, at the Spertus Institute, 618 S. Michigan Ave.
Sponsored by the Center for Arts Policy at Columbia College. Free. RSVP to
vmalone@colum.edu

7. TARGET ARTS IN EDUCATION GRANTS. Applications are being accepted now
through July 31, 2003 and are available at your local Target location as
well as online. Stores award grants, which usually range from $1,000 to
$5,000, based on criteria that establishes the funds go to projects that
make the biggest difference in local communities. For more information,
visit: http://target.com/common/page.jhtml?content=target_cg_local_giving.
Marge Dickinson

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