Yo-Yo Ma took a break from his Arts Advocacy Day visits with Congress to participate in Americans for the Arts’ first Google+ Hangout about arts education with a great line-up of artists/arts education advocates that included:
Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses),
Damian Woetzel (Former Principal Dancer at New York City Ballet and the director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program),
Lisa Phillips (author of “The Artistic Edge: 7 Skills Children Need to Succeed in an Increasingly Right Brain World.”)
The event was moderated by Bob Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts.
Arts Advocacy Day brings together a broad cross-section of America’s cultural and civic organizations, along with hundreds of grassroots advocates from across the country, to advance the importance of developing and sustaining strong public arts policies and to advocate for increased public funding for the arts and arts education.