Think 360 Arts for Learning and Colorado Creative Industries Announce the Colorado Arts Partnership (CAP) Grants Recipients for 2019-2020 Cycle
DENVER – DECEMBER 14, 2019 – Think 360 Arts for Learning and Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, announce the Colorado Arts Partnership (CAP) Grants recipients for the 2019-2020 cycle. CAP Grants support Colorado schools in executing innovation and creativity surrounding their arts in education programs, and they support Colorado artists and arts education organizations through collaboration with schools.
Think 360 Arts for Learning is seeking a Program Assistant. The Program Assistant is responsible for supporting the successful implementation of Think 360 Arts educational and professional development programs. This position reports to the Program Director and works closely with the Executive Director and all of the Think 360 Arts support staff.
Think 360 Arts for Learning Announces Jennifer Olson as Executive Director
Olson, previously with the Pasadena Unified School District, will begin her new role on June 11
DENVER (May 3, 2018) – Beginning on June 11, Jennifer Olson, previously the arts education coordinator at Pasadena Unified School District, will take over as the executive director of Think360 Arts for Learning (Think 360 Arts).
New York, NY – February 15, 2018 – Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) is proud to announce that its annual advocacy and awareness campaign, Young Audiences Arts for Learning Week (YA Week), will take place March 25 – April 7, 2018.
700 years ago, the culture of Renaissance humanism flourished, inspiring new educational approaches that diverged from the dogmatic utilitarianism of Medieval Europe. Guided by the belief that education could improve society, Renaissance-era teachers trained their students in poetry, mathematics, music, astronomy…a novel combination of traditional academic subjects and the arts. We still use the expression “Renaissance man/woman” today to refer to someone whose talents span a wide variety of fields.
The arts have always been in my life, and I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to say that. However, I didn’t have super artistic parents; in fact, art wasn’t really even a hobby for my parents. My dad is a pilot and was always more math and science-minded, and my mom had a varied career history, including accounting, marketing and flight attendant, but the arts were never involved in their professional lives, and besides my mom playing the piano now and then, not in their personal lives either. However, they always encouraged both my involvement in and appreciation of the arts. I started taking dance classes when I was three, and my parents started taking me to the theatre productions when I was around six years old. There were museums, piano lessons and choir concerts throughout my life. I also had the typical arts classes in school, stayed involved in choir, theatre and dance through my teenage years, went on to major in theatre in college and moved on to have a career in the non-profit arts world. Why? I was encouraged to participate in the arts, where I ended up finding my niche and passion, and I was given the support and tools I needed to do just that.