Arts Wisconsin tells the stories of the arts throughout Wisconsin. Andrea Kreuzer understands the importance of sharing our stories. But, not every time we tell them, do our stories come in the form of a tale, or a vignette Andrea presents stories through research and data. She tells the benefits from the arts through methods more common among policy and data analysis. This case shows how the arts permeate throughout society, not just a few ‘creative types’ Read on!
We all know the importance of arts within education, but sometimes it takes a different approach to convince those not swayed by traditional arguments. Those of us who directly engage in artistic development, either through our careers or hobbies, have the privilege of seeing the benefits of the arts in our everyday lives. Unfortunately those not operating within an “art world” may not recognize the vast opportunities that an education including and continuing to involve the arts creates in our communities and within our own mindset. Andrea Kreuzer will be presenting at Arts Day, March 13, about how to bridge this gap and show all the benefits of arts in education. Andrea worked in Washington D.C. with the Arts Education Partnership, a research and policy based think tank committed to gaining a deeper understanding of how arts education affects students. She utilized academic research methods to advise policy makers and educators on the impact arts education has on the thought process throughout an individual’s lifetime. She has recently moved to Madison to take a job with the University as a professional development coordinator with the World-class Instruction Design and Assessment. Andrea is a perfect example of showcasing the benefits of a well developed and involved artistic community. Art is for all, not just those labeled “artist.” In our everyday life, we all can be artists.
For more information about the Arts Education Partnership and Andrea’s work, please visit: www.artsedsearch.org