My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Artserve Michigan Inc, Wixom, MI, USA
I have partnered with ArtServe Michigan since it was first formed. Most recently I partnered with them in my role as Michigan Department of Education Arts Education Specialist - a role from which I have recently retired. It is a pleasure to comment on the importance of ArtServe Michigan to the cultural well-being of our state. From the annual student workshops with international caliber clinicians, to the daily updates on arts advocacy issues, I have relied on ArtServe Michigan's to be there as the state's voice on arts advocacy. They have been successful in reducing competitiveness across arts and arts education organizations creating a collaborative environment in which the State Department of Education, the State Arts Council and the Michigan Youth Arts Association have been able to create an arts education agenda for the state. ArtServe also provided direct service to public schools in Detroit without dedicated arts educators through a Comic Book Literacy project in which students produced their own comics and teachers received the professional development needed to continue the work in their schools without additional assistance. A non-profit I am president of has also participated in the Michigan Cultural Data Project. The face to face and webinar support has been invaluable to a small non-profit managing its resources.