Northeast Florida Roundup
Duval County non-profits join forces to find successful arts programs
Modeled after an art map in Chicago developed by Ingenuity, the interactive Landscape of Education in the Arts in Duval (LEAD) Artlook map (jacksonville.artlookmap.com) can be used by parents, corporations, schools and arts educators to identify successful arts programs and opportunities.
Chief program officer with the Cathedral Arts Project, Allison Galloway-Gonzalez, says schools already measure academic success with tools like the Sunshine State Standards and graduation rates, but there are no measurements for the arts in schools — “a signal that it’s not as important. But we feel it is very important.”
This story also features expert opinions, business briefs and people in the news: McDougle Technical Institute; Jim McCarthy; Brian Swinderman; Jumbolair Aviation Estates; Gia Arvin; World Equestrian Center; Mindy Grossman; Jerry Storch
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