Project Description


We host gatherings for educators, artists, administrators, funders, and others looking for a rich exchange of arts ed ideas.

Due to continued uncertainty around COVID-19, Arts Ed Collaborative has decided not to host a full Regional Arts Ed Day this fall. We hope to gather in other ways, however—sign up for our mailing list for updates!

Jasiri X gives a speech in front of a screen reading "Artists are here to disturb the peace."

Regional Arts Ed Day

Arts Ed Collaborative has held Regional Arts Ed Day since 2004. Thousands of arts educators and other stakeholders have participated in hundreds of concurrent sessions since that time.

Regional Arts Ed Day 2020 was held on February 17, 2020, in Cornell School District. The day featured artist, activist, and 1Hood Media co-founder and CEO Jasiri X as our headliner. His keynote delved into the ways hip hop empowers youth of color to speak their truth and use creativity for personal and political empowerment in the face of racism.

Presenters from across the region offered 8 different concurrent sessions in the morning and afternoon. In addition, partners such as MCG Youth and Arts, Touchstone Center for Crafts, and the August Wilson African American Cultural Center hosted a lunchtime information session to share about their work.

2020 Highlights

2020’s conference took place in Cornell School District in Coraopolis, PA. This was our first February conference and featured many first-time attendees from schools and arts orgs throughout Greater Pittsburgh.

continuing education hours awarded
  • Participate in a variety of hands-on concurrent sessions

  • Hear engaging keynotes from leaders in the field

  • Earn continuing education credits

  • Meet the best and brightest arts education minds in Southwestern PA

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