Our second video report from Grantmakers covers arts and social justice as a vehicle for systemic change, a fantastic keynote from playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes, and our field’s “weird dance” with evaluation. Perhaps someday we’ll figure out how to make our transitions tighter and remember to keep our faces in the camera frame as we’re talking. Until then, we hope our amateurish charm will carry the day. Enjoy!

  • Great discussion (fun to watch) between the three of you. It’s working.

    • m. v. rozga

      I was really interested in the content of the workshops attended. Wanted further discussion about organizing our cultural resources so they’re more in touch with policy initiatives. Was bothered by the unequal talking time among the three people on the video. The video was almost half over before the woman was able to get a word in.

      • Couldn’t agree more about the unequal talking time, M. V. – fortunately, you can hear more of Talia’s brilliant insights in our third video, posted today. Thanks for your feedback!

  • What does Arts Education have to do with Social Justice? I understand Art comments on society and its history. But shouldn’t we leave the Justice to the Social Workers, Judicial bees? Arts Education has enough weight on its shoulders. Let’s let the Art we use to educate do its job and Arts Education do theirs. Although the points may intersect at times, Arts Education and the Art we advocate are two very separate things. Art tells the story, unveils the truth, and provokes social change; but Arts Education is still a baby, slowly making footprints in the sand of public policy, generalized curriculum, and community structures.