- An NEA Art Works grant for $100,000 was awarded to the National Guild for Community Arts Education, on behalf of a coalition of national partners. The award will support a collective impact initiative and the creation of the first-ever blueprint to advance creative youth development.
Conference Presentations, Professional Development, and Networking
- The 2nd annual Creative Youth Development track at the Guild’s 2015 Conference for Community Arts Education in Philadelphia featured the keynote address, “A Love Note to Justice: Building Hope and Healing in Urban America, by Dr. Shawn Ginwright. (Guild members have access to the full video clip.) The track also featured a dozen breakout sessions, a dedicated roundtable, and site visits to Fleisher Art Memorial and Village of Arts and Humanities.
- Conference presentations at Americans for the Arts’ 2015 Conference – “Creative Youth Development: What’s in a Name?” featuring speakers Jeff Poulin, Jon Hinojosa, Erik Holmgren, and Traci Slater-Rigaud.
- In 2015, the Guild launched the Creative Youth Development Member Network, led by a nine member steering committee of CYD practitioners across the country. The Network is designed to foster engagement and promote communication among the Guild’s CYD members.
- CYD Member Network hosted the Twitter Chat, “#CYDChat: Where the Arts Connect and Contribute”
- Arts Education Partnership 2015 National Forum (Sept. 2015)
- Presentation of “The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Empowering Youth Through Creative Youth Development Webinar” on museum-, library-, and humanities programs. The webinar was presented by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities with partner agencies the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. (Oct. 2015)
- Guild’s Executive Director, Jonathan Herman, nominated to serve on the Boys and Girls Clubs of America Arts Advisory. The advisory group’s role is to provide expert council regarding best practices for providing high quality arts programs to youth.
- “Hope and Healing Book Club Video Chat” to discuss Dr. Shawn Ginwright’s book, Hope and Healing in Urban Education (January 2016)
- Reframing El Sistema conference in Baltimore (April 2016) – “Re-Defining Sustainability for Socially Driven Arts Programs” featuring speakers Jeff Poulin, Dan Trahey, and Phil Bravo.
- Guild’s CYD Member Network in collaboration with MindPop and Creative Action ( Austin, TX) and SAY Sí (San Antonio, TX) presented a workshop at Creative Action for over 40 local arts education leaders to discuss the CYD movement, observable qualities of effective CYD programs, and how to sustain programs on an ongoing basis (May 2016)
- Conference presentations at Americans for the Arts’ 2016 Conference – “The Future of Creative Youth Development” featuring speakers Robyne Walker Murphy, Zakiya Thomas, and 2 students.
- Co-Commissioned the article, “The Rise of Creative Youth Development,” published in the Arts Education Policy Review Journal (June 2016); written by Denise Montgomery.
- creativeyouthdevelopment.org launched as web presence for the National Partnership
- Americans for the Arts’ webinar: “Creative Youth Development – What You Need to Know“
- NEA’s Arts Education Webinar: The Past, Current and Future Needs of Youth Arts Organizations Using Data to Inform Program Impact
- American’s for the Arts’ ARTSblog featured a salon on CYD.
- Compendium of Key CYD Research Resources on Guild Website.