City Administrator Sabrina Landreth today announced the appointment of Roberto Bedoya as the City of Oakland’s new Cultural Affairs Manager. “Roberto is a national thought leader around arts and civic engagement, cultural equity and creative placemaking, with deep ties to the Bay Area,” said Ms. Landreth. “We are thrilled to welcome Roberto and increase our ability to support and nurture the arts in Oakland.” Roberto will start work on September 12, 2016.
Drumming, dance lessons, painting and theater classes—thanks to Arts-in-Corrections, a joint effort of the California Arts Council and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, those are just some of the artistic offerings available to inmates at 19 of California’s 34 state prisons. The project, which launched this summer after a two-year pilot, aims to reduce recidivism rates, decrease violence in prisons, and improve inmates’ self-confidence before they are released.
The Arts-in-Corrections program, a partnership between the California Arts Council and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, aims to combat recidivism, nurture rehabilitation and foster safe conditions in state prisons, county jails and juvenile detention centers. By introducing inmates to everything from dance to drumming to drama, the program's supporters believe, Arts-in-Corrections can inspire deep and lasting change.
The first of several Political Cartoon Workshops put together by the Arts Connection of San Bernardino County began on July 11, as aspiring artists came together to learn more about basic drawing techniques.
Each year, we dedicate the month of August to the artworks created by the students from each of the classes in our Summer Art Programs at Arts Visalia. The Young at Art 2016 exhibition is an exciting display of these young people's talents, creativity, and hard work.
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are the center of attention in most US public schools today. But training in the arts has been shown to improve creativity and innovation. This info-graphic shows the benefits of both.