The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa has announced that Ken Busby has been elected to the Arts Education Council of Americans for the Arts, the nation’s nonprofit organization for advancing the arts.
Busby brings more than 18 years of arts education experience and dedication to the Council, having served as director of development for Tulsa Zoo Friends for two years, and Gilcrease Museum for eight years as membership director and director of communication before joining the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa as executive director and in 2002.
Busby also serves on a number of boards, including the Oklahoma Museums Association, Tulsa Symphony and the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence.
The Arts Education Council represents the Arts Education Network, a segment of the professional members of Americans for the Arts who work to improve access to and quality of arts education. The Council provides guidance on the development and execution of programs and services that meet the needs of the Arts Education Network.
“Ken Busby brings expertise, skill and passion to ensure that arts education thrives in our nation’s schools and communities,” says Robert L. Lynch, president and of Americans for the Arts. “Studies have shown that arts education helps young people develop skills in areas such as math, science, and verbal and written communication-tools that can help them succeed in the future. Therefore, it is imperative that America’s children get an opportunity to have a quality arts education.”