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.
In 2018, our theme was Honoring Tradition, Demanding Progress. Vocalist, educator, and composer Anqwenique Kinsel was the first of our two co-keynotes. Her contributions to the region’s arts scene span genres and age groups and serve as a model for artists and educators in Southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond. Check out the full text of her keynote for more. Arts Ed Collaborative hired Anqwenique as our next director of programs in February 2020.
Our second co-keynote was Eric Booth, who was also keynote speaker at the 1998 Arts Education Congress that eventually gave birth to AEC. He has taught at Juilliard, Stanford, NYU, the Kennedy Center, and elsewhere. In addition, Booth piloted teaching artist programs and certifications and delivered the keynote lecture at the first UNESCO arts education conference in 2006.