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ERIC Number: ED303668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
For the Arts To Have Meaning...A Model of Adult Education in Performing Arts Organizations.
Kitinoja, L.; Heimlich, J. E.
A model of adult education appears to function in the outreach programs of three Columbus (Ohio) performing arts organizations. The first tier represents the arts organization's board of trustees, and the second represents the internal administration of the company. Two administrative bodies are arbitrarily labelled as education and marketing, which may or may not exist as separate entities in each organization. The responsibilities of these units or of the general administration encompass a wide variety of education activities, both formal and informal. The third tier of the model represents the personnel who carry out (and sometimes receive) education and training. For performing arts companies, marketing, or any promotional activity, is seen as having an educative function in that it increases awareness of and knowledge regarding the arts. Although education is seen overall as secondary to performance, it is seen as a vital component in the promotional activities related to the performance. Educational activities are described as important in the efforts of audience building and attracting funding and sponsorship. The future of the three companies is dependent on accessibility to the art. Arts education is a key to lifelong learning, leisure activity, and a mutually beneficial relationship between the performing arts and the host community. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A