ERIC Number: ED416106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
McMurray, Virginia Lee
This publication documents the successes of a Mississippi Arts Commission program, entitled the "Artist Is In!". The program was created to provide arts experiences in rural and inner-city communities which have historically had little access to the arts. The program produced other benefits: spurred economic development and tourism; improved educational opportunities; increased civic pride; provided opportunity to address social issues; enhanced cross-cultural understanding; and raised esteem for arts among business professionals and public officials. The publication provides a detailed overview of 9 successful programs and summaries of 16 other projects, all of which use a combination of teachers, artists, and craftspeople to teach children about art and cultural heritage. Also included are two how-to sections with practical advice on beginning and maintaining an arts-in-the-community program. (DQE)
Descriptors: Art Education, Community Education, Community Programs, Dance, Drama, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Folk Culture, Handicrafts, Multicultural Education, Music, Outreach Programs, Visual Arts
Mississippi Arts Commission, 239 North Lamar Street, Jackson, MS 39201; telephone: (601) 359-6030.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.; Mississippi State Legislature, Jackson. Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review Committee.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Arts Commission, Jackson.
Note: Printed on colored paper.