Graduate students in the Arts and Administration Program, and Assistant Professor Dr. Lori Hager, were among the 100 invited delegates to the first Oregon Arts Education Congress, convened by the Oregon Arts Commission on November 17, 2008. Graduate students participated as delegates and also documenters, including conducting video interviews, which are now included on the initiative’s website. Interviews can be viewed at:
Hager will continue on as part of the seven-member Leadership Team responsible for initiating the planning of this ongoing initiative.
“The agenda of the Arts Education Congress invited delegates to help develop the Oregon Bill of Creative Rights, a platform of shared values that will frame a long-range visioning process for arts education in Oregon. The delegates met in two caucus sessions, and each of 10 themes were developed as drafts for the Bill of Creative Rights, which will be further developed in the months to come.”