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ERIC Number: ED416106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 64
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Great Ideas!
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)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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.