Afifa Saburi
Truman School of Government and Public Affairs

Brian Kisida, assistant professor in the Truman School of Public Affairs, took part in a congressional briefing on the Value of Equitable Arts Education with the Arts Commission of the AMerican Academy of Arts and Sciences.  

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences focuses on the benefits of arts education, such as improvements in school engagement and strengthened community and civic engagement. The briefing recommends policies for advancing arts education at the federal, state, and local levels.  

Kisida was featured in the briefing alongside Arts Commission cochairs, John Lithgow – an American actor, Deborah Rutter – president of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, and Natasha Trethewey – American poet. These experts along with members of Congress led a discussion on the value of arts education and ways to strengthen access to quality arts education for every American.  

You can learn more about the briefing and the report here: