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Finding aid for the Getty Education Institute for the Arts, Grant Files, 1984-2001
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The records, created and/or maintained by Program Officer Vicki Rosenberg, concern the grantmaking activities of the Getty Education Institute for the Arts (GEI) from the mid-1980s until 2001. Rosenberg's files thoroughly cover the full range of GEI grant making activites, including detailed files on District, Regional Institute, and Special Initiative grants. Other GEI initiatives are briefly touched upon in her general adminstrative records. Records are comprised of correspondence, grant proposals, review material, reports, and evaluation materials.
In May of 1981, with the anticipated settlement of J. Paul Getty's estate and the disbursement of funds, the J. Paul Getty Trust began intensive exploration to determine how the resources might be best used by the organization in support of the arts world. A year later, the trustees approved a number of recommendations, among which was the creation of a center for developing programs directed at improving the quality and status of arts education. Formally founded in 1982, this center became known as the Getty's Center for Education in the Arts, later known as the Getty Education Institute (GEI) [the abbreviation GEI will be used througout, regardless of the name of the program at the time]. Choosing to focus on the visual arts, the GEI centered it's work around a "discipline-based" approach to art education (DBAE), which had been advocated for by a few art educators for a number of years.
100.5 Linear Feet (101 boxes)
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The records in accession 2007.IA.16, subject to review for permanently closed information, are open to qualified researchers. Requests for access will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.