Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sam Francis Foundation Launches Campaign for Creativity in Learning

For Immediate Release

November 2014: Sam Francis Foundation launches signature community program, Creativity Matters, with four roundtables across America.

In collaboration with researchers from the Harvard School of Education’s, Project Zero, the Los Angeles based artist foundation will tackle the subject of, “Creativity in Learning” at the following four locations: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston on October 29th, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on October 31st, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art on November 7th and finally, The Exploratorium in San Francisco on November 17th. 

After months of intensive research exploring work being done by organizations and individuals on this topic, we are bringing together a robust network of researchers, thinkers and practitioners, to discuss the complex issues related to learning in the 21st century. 

The roundtable conversations will focus on 3 questions: 
    - What does creativity look like, today and tomorrow? 
    - Under what conditions does creativity thrive?
    - How do we nurture and support it? 

From this series of discussions, the Sam Francis Foundation hopes to come away with a shared point of view about the challenges and opportunities inherent in the notion of bringing, “Creativity in Learning” to the forefront of our educational practice. Our goal is to understand where we can help and how we can make a difference. 
Join the conversation by following along on Twitter (@crtvtymttrs), Facebook (@Creativity Matters) and Instagram (@Creativitymatters14). The roundtables will be live-tweeted and followers are encouraged to participate by posting with the following hashtags: #SFF4Creativity 

As President Obama stated in his September, 2014 Presidential Proclamation, “To meet the challenges ahead, we must harness the skills and ingenuity of our children and grandchildren and instill in them the same passion and persistence that has driven centuries of progress and innovation. The arts and humanities provide important opportunities for our young people to unleash their creativity and reach for new heights.” 

Media Contact:
Carter Goffigon

Sam Francis Foundation 26 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 7 Pasadena, CA 91105
T: 626.460.8551    F: 818.246.6690

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