Resources for Arts/Cultural Organizations
Resources from BCAN's recent collaboration with the MCLA Institute for Arts and Humanities. Watch the Managing Bias workshop, presented by consultants from PENN Creative Strategy, below.
MA Arts Frameworks
Lisa Donovan in conversation with DESE's Arts Content Support Lead, Dawn Benski, about the 2019 Arts Curriculum Frameworks and their connections to the Berkshire County Blueprint for Arts Integration and Arts Education.
BRLI Online PD Library
Bill Ballen from the Berkshire County Superintendents' Roundtable and Mary Beth Eldridge, leader of the Berkshire arts education PLN , speak with BCAN about the opportunity for arts and cultural organizations to contribute to an online library of professional development activities.
Evaluating as a Region
BCAN team and evaluation consultant Julia Gittleman in discussion with cultural organizations about the needs for evaluation in the network, regional data points, and relationships of evaluation to creative youth development. Slides from the presentation can be found here.
Intro to Survey Design
Evaluation consultant Julia Gittleman from discusses the basics of survey design, its connection to evaluation, and how to get started.
Presentation slides: available here.
BBEC and Black Arts Council
Part of BCAN's Collective Impact with an Equity Lens 2022 spring conversation series, this conversation with A.J. Enchill, President of the Berkshire Black Economic Council, to discuss the creation of a Black Arts Council in Berkshire County and the data being generated to do that.
Portrait of A Graduate Competencies
BERK12's Portrait of a Graduate team has released the final six competencies that vision what all Berkshire High school students will have upon graduation.
Portrait of a Graduate
Recording from BCAN's recent conversation with the administrative and school team at North Adams Public Schools about their Barr Foundation-funded Portrait of A Graduate initiative.
More information about Portrait of A Graduate opportunities are available here.
MA Academic Standards
Easily access thee academic standards teachers use daily in their classrooms, known as Curriculum Frameworks.
Virtual Internship Chat
Lisa Donovan in conversation with a former Berkshire Museum intern, and Sandra Williams, Collections Associate Registrar at Berkshire Museum, discussing high school and college internships held virtually during the pandemic and the results and impact for both the interns and th Museum.
Intro to Logic Models
Evaluation consultant Julia Gittleman from Youth Arts Impact Network discusses the basics of logic models, their connection to grantwriting and evaluation, and how to get started.
Presentation slides: available here.
YAIN tools for getting started: available here.
Equity-centered theory of change example: available here.
HS Internships with MassHire
Bill Ballen (Superintendents' Roundtable) and Heather Shogry-Williams from MassHire share logistics about funding internship placements at arts and cultural organizations for Berkshire County high school students. Leslie and Lisa share an example of a universal internship description template and a grid to provide data to guidance counselors about opportunities at your organization for internships.
BTFC Resident Arts Leadership
Part of BCAN's Collective Impact with and Equity Lens 2022 spring conversation series, this panel with three grantees of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (Center for Peace Through Culture, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, and MASS MoCA) offering insights, lesson learned, and challenges faced in their work to engage diverse communities as resident leaders in the arts.
Shared CYD Measurement Update with MCC
We had a great conversation yesterday with Julia and Käthe to discuss shared measurement strategies! We had a chance to:review what creative youth development (CYD) is and the three main components of it (spoiler alert: if you consistently work with youth, you're probably a CYD organization!)
hear about the importance of sharing measurement strategies through the examples of the Youth Arts Impact Network (YAIN) and Boston Youth Arts Evaluation Project (BYAEP)
and discuss what shared measurement means for BCAN organizations.