ARTS EDUCATION (CON'T)
According to Mary Campbell-Zopf, Ohio Arts Council Arts in Education Director, the knowledge and skills students develop in learning to respond to, perform and create works of art are needed to commu-nicate and function successfully in today's global, multi-media, information age. "The assessment confirms that creativity can be taught. The more instruction children receive in the arts, the more creative they become," Campbell-Zopf said.
The $11.2-million assessment was conducted by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, with partial funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Getty Center for Education in the Arts. For copies of the NAEP report call 1-877-433-7827 or online at http://nces.ed.gov.
Scott Shanklin-Earlson, senior deputy director of the NEA, poses with Ken Goode of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, one of 11 Ohio grant recipients
The National Endowment for the Arts announced the first round of its 1999 grants in the creation and presentation category at a press conference in Columbus hosted by the Ohio Arts Council on December 15.
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS NAMES 1999 JAZZ MASTERS
Acclaimed pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, renowned trumEarl and flugelhorn player Art Farmer and tenor saxophone titan Joe Henderson have been named 1999 American Jazz Masters by the National Endowment for the Arts. Each received an honorarium of $20,000 and was celebrated at an awards concert. Musicians named since 1982 form an unofficial jazz hall of fame whose members include Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis and Sarah Vaughn.
Business support for the arts reached a record-level $1.16 billion in 1997, up from $875 million in 1994 according to The BCA Report: 1998 National Survey of Business Support to the Arts. The survey also reveals that 65 percent of all business support for the arts in 1997 came from small and mid-size companies with annual revenue ranging from $1 million to less than $50 million.