Virtual Conversations: #ArtsEdChat

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As an arts education supporter, connect with experts in this field, learn the language of the work, and identify new ideas to inform your path forward. Use #ArtsEdChat and the month's hashtag to follow the conversation.

Monday, December 5th: #ArtsInESSA

As we approach the one year anniversary of the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), we can reflect on how the new law is taking shape in states across America. Across the country, arts educators, state leaders, and organizations are speaking up on behalf of their work and arts education in their communities. What is our role in advocating for state arts education policy shaped by ESSA? What can we learn from others who have already started? How do we plan for and engage our stakeholders in joining the cause? .

Participants will be connected to experts in the field of Advocacy and Arts Education to inform their practice or exploration of the field or work in their community.

Use #ArtsInESSA and #ArtsEdChat to follow the conversation

Host: Jeff M. Poulin @JeffMPoulin


How to Participate

This virtual conversation will be held on twitter. To participate make sure you have an active twitter account, on the set time either click on the right hand panel link or search #ArtsEdChat on twitter to follow the conversation, and use #ArtsEdChat and the topics hashtag (e.g #ArtsInESSAs) when contributing to the conversation.

Register to receive a reminder of the event and receive notification of future twitter chats.

Click the red register button on the top right.

You do not have to be a member of Americans for the Arts to register - you just need to use your existing Americans for the Arts main site login credentials (or create one).

Twitter Chat Tips:

  • Follow the moderator (@JeffMPoulin)
  • Be sure to reply to the original question tweet – it helps the flow of the conversation.
  • Reply using A1 (for Q1, and so on) to help the clarity of the conversation.
  • Include links to subjects you reference (like reports, websites, resources, etc). Be sure to use shortlinks through
  • ALWAYS use the hashtags #ArtsEdChat and the topics hashtag (e.g. #ArtsInESSA)


All #ArtsEdChat virtual conversation will be held on the first Monday of the Month at 8pm EST (unless otherwise noted).


Jeff M Poulin, Arts Education Program Manager, Americans for the Arts

Jeff M. Poulin joined the arts education team at Americans for the Arts in 2013. He works to empower local, state and federal supporters of arts education to become effective advocates to advance policies supportive of equitable access to arts education for all students.

In his role at Americans for the Arts, Jeff has trained over 10,000 advocates in all 50 states.He was also been instrumental in the publication of the 2014 National Core Arts Standards, a leader in the creative youth development movement, and a founding board member of the Innovation Collaborative. Before arriving in D.C., Jeff worked for several nonprofit and commercial organizations in the US and abroad focused primarily in production and programming, audience development, research and policy. Notably, he was a chief advisor on the implementation of the first national Arts in Education Charter under the directions of the Ministers of Arts and Education in the Republic of Ireland. Jeff frequently speaks at a number of nonprofit organizations and universities.

Jeff hails from Portland, Maine and holds a Master of Arts degree in Arts Management and Cultural Policy from University College Dublin and a Bachelor of Science degree in Entertainment Business from Oklahoma City University.

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