Staff and artists from the Arts for Healing and Justice Network (AHJN) and member organizations.
Image by Sylvanus Leone. Courtesy of AHJN.
The 2020-21 End of Year Report provides an overview of how the Arts Ed Collective now formally extends beyond public education and aims to change the social conditions and broader public systems that impact where and how young people access learning in and through the arts. Following last year's adoption of the new LA County Regional Blueprint for Arts Education (Arts Ed Blueprint) and Countywide Plan for Elevating the Arts as a Justice Reform Strategy (Arts and Justice Reform Plan) by the Board of Supervisors, this report summarizes recent efforts through which the Arts Ed Collective stretches beyond a single program or approach to prioritize resources for youth historically excluded from learning in the arts and expand arts-based strategies in school, after school, and in communities.