In May and June 2014, the BPS Visual and Performing Arts Department honored students, teachers, and schools for their outstanding achievements in and commitment to the arts during the 2013-2014 school year. Award recipients were honored at our Fir...
Want to become a leader in the arts in your building? The BPS Visual and Performing Arts Department is offering an opportunity for a select number of schools to join our school-based Arts Liaison program in 2014-2015. The Arts Liaison position serves as...
The 2014 Urban Music Leadership Conference (UMLC) will be held in Boston, Massachusetts from October 23-25, 2014. The UMLC was founded in 1995 to address the unique complexity of the jobs of urban school district music administrators, supervisors, fine ...
On June 4th, EdVestors and BPS released a new report summarizing the findings of the city's first ever student survey on arts education. The report, Students Speak: The Arts Advantage from the Youth Perspective found nearly half of middle schoolers and ...
On Friday, June 6th on the Boston Common, Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined the Boston Public Schools and EdVestors at the BPS City-Wide Arts Festival to announce that leaders of the Barr Foundation, the Boston Foundation, the Klarman Family Foundation, and ...
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Founded in 1995, the Urban Music Leadership Conference (UMLC) meets annually to address concerns in public an...
Why Art Matters!
Expanding the arts in schools brings new energy to classrooms, increases engagement by students, and improves school choices for families. The arts enrich our young people, our schools, and our neighborhoods.
Thomas Menino, Former Mayor of Boston
I look forward to an America which will reward achievement in the arts as we reward achievement in business or statecraft. I look forward to an America which will steadily raise the standards of artistic accomplishment and which will steadily enlarge cultural opportunities for all of our citizens. And I look forward to an America which commands respect throughout the world not only for its strength but for its civilization as well.
John F. Kennedy
Principals and teachers tell us that there is no better way to bring families into schools than the opportunity to watch their children perform.
Laura Perille, EdVestors
The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there is free time or if one can afford it. Rather, paintings and poetry, music and fashion, design and dialogue, they all define who we are as a people and provide an account of our history for the next generation.
Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States
There are dozens of schools and arts partners across the city that will benefit from the continued expansion of arts education. In the end, it is Boston’s students that will benefit the most.
Laura Perille, EdVestors
The BPS Visual and Performing Arts Department aims to provide excellence, access, and equity in arts education for all Boston Public Schools students. Learn more
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