Welcome to the Activating Arts Learning theory of change presented by Arts Ed Collaborative! A theory of change is a high-level overview that shows how a set of smaller steps can lead to a big impact on individuals and the community. AEC’s Activating Arts Learning framework examines how arts learning can transform young people’s lives and what supports need to be in place for arts learning to make a difference for all young people—regardless of appearance, ability, income, or where they live.
Even when designing for a poster-size format, we still ran into limits on how much information could fit comfortably in the printed version. That’s why we created this online space centered around the Activating Arts Learning theory of change. We hope it will serve as an evolving platform for sharing supplemental information, connecting with related resources, and amplifying additional voices and perspectives. Check back often – we will continue adding resources here to help you activate arts learning in your community!