National Arts in Education Week

September 10, 2017 @ 6:20 pm – September 16, 2017 @ 7:20 pm


The arts are an essential part of a complete education, no matter if it happens in the home, school, or community.  Students of all ages-from kindergarten to college–benefit from artistic learning, innovative thinking, and creativity.  Celebrating National Arts in Education Week is a way to recognize this impact and share the message with friends, family, and communities

National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education.   Passed by Congress in 2010 through House Resolution 275, the celebration is designated to bring attention this is cause for elected officials and educational decision makers from across the country and to support equitable access to the arts for all students.  For more resources, go to the Americans for the Arts website, or click HERE.

Here are some additional resources:

  1. Numerous ways you can lead the celebration in your community can be found on this page. Be sure to utilize the 5 Ways to Partner Packet and the #BecauseOfArtsEd Social Media Campaign How To Guide.
  2. Check out the files in this Promo Pack, which include multiple versions of the logo, graphics for social media, a model press release (which you can adapt for your community) and the major talking points for the week.
  3. For the most up-to-date and ready-to-share material, you may consider RSVPing for the Facebook event or sharing it with your friend on Facebook.
    Americans for the Arts will send out an e-newsletter on Monday, Sept 11, 2017 with all of the info regarding the week. If you are not on the list for the Creativity Connection, please sign up here.

Some other things you might consider:

  • If you are holding an event, please be sure to post it on ArtsMeet, the national arts event calendar. (submit button is in the left hand navigation bar).
  • Share this video invite, featuring actor and educator, Gabrielle Ruiz (from CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Broadway’s In the Heights fame).
  • Have you seen the new infographics, check them on AFTA’s Instagram (@Americans4Arts), Twitter (here, here, here, here, here, and here), and Facebook (here, here, and here).
  • If you engage in advocacy, be sure to sign and share the petition to Sec. of Education Betsy DeVos and encourage others to submit an op-ed to their local newspaper.
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