arts education

Brian "Fox" Ellis

On this week’s episode of Out and About, internationally acclaimed storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis joins Jenn Gordon to talk about his stories are reaching new audiences through a weekly podcast series, YouTube Channel, and a collaboration with WTVP’s Remote Channel. Brain’s stories include folklore, ecology, and history.  He also has books and lesson plans to accompany audio and video platforms to help teachers and parents with online/remote learning curriculum. For more details visit Fox Tales International.

Peoria Ballet

This week on Out and About, Wendy Thomasson joins Jenn Gordon to talk about how the Peoria Ballet is embracing technology to keep their students on pointe! Learn more at peoriaballet.com

Art Inc

On this week’s episode,  Executive Director of Artists ReEnvisioning Tomorrow (Art, Inc.) Nikki Romain joins Jenn Gordon to talk about how the organization delivers arts based e-learning options to the community in the midst of the pandemic.

Peoria Art Guild

Local arts organizations are adjusting to social distancing guidelines in an effort to stay safely connected to the community. 

Teachers and administrators are working on new guidelines for art education in Illinois. Some schools have no art programs, while others have limited time to teach it. 

artsalliance.org

Illinois advocates for the arts say Governor Bruce Rauner's plan for more budget cuts is bad policy. Since 2007, the budget for the Illinois Arts Council Agency has already been cut in half.  Under Rauner's guidance, it would drop another 20 percent, down to $8 million.Ra Joy heads an organization that represents hundreds of artists and cultural groups in the state.