Dr. Sarah B. Cunningham Appointed to the National Guild for Community Arts Education’s Board of Trustees

cunninghamDr. Sarah Bainter Cunningham was appointed to the National Guild for Community Arts Education’s board of trustees in February 2014. As a Guild trustee, Cunningham will support and help shape the future of the growing arts education sector the National Guild serves and represents.

The National Guild for Community Arts Education supports and advances access to lifelong learning opportunities in the arts. The Guild fosters the creation and development of community arts education organizations by providing research and information resources, professional development, networking opportunities, funding, and advocacy on behalf of the field. Its more than 400 member institutions include community schools of the arts; arts centers; and arts education divisions of performing arts institutions, universities, museums, and other institutions. They are located in urban, suburban, and rural communities in 45 states. Collectively, Guild members offer arts instruction to more than 2.5 million students each year, employ more than 20,000 teaching artists, and reach some 8 million more Americans through performances and exhibitions. In addition to providing instruction within their own facilities, most members collaborate with other organizations—including social services agencies, public schools, and healthcare providers—to provide arts education in their communities. www.nationalguild.org
The National Guild’s board consists of directors of member organizations, trustees of member organizations, and the public-at-large. Click here for a list of the Guild’s current trustees and their bios.

In addition to be elected to the National Guild’s board of trustees, Cunningham has presented at the Guild’s national Conference for Community Arts Education several times, and in 2013, moderated its plenary session, “Building Smart Education Systems: Your Role in a Community-Wide Approach to Public Education” featuring Warren Simmons.

(via NationalGuild.org)