National Arts in Education Week Sept. 13-19

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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 to creative aging programs – 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 arts importance to a well-rounded education.  Designated by Congress in 2010, through House Resolution 275, the celebration is designated to bring attention of this cause to elected officials and educational decision makers across the country and to support equitable access to the arts for all students.

Americans for the Arts  have created tools and resources such as the Encourage Creativity video series below.


The Encourage Creativity videos are part of our suite of arts education advocacy tools – designed to help you inform your community, inspire your friends, and impact the world. These videos tell the real story behind the numbers and data. Let your audience hear directly from students whose lives have been transformed by the arts.

While you can watch and share these videos with teachers, principals, superintendents, business leaders, community leaders, and policymakers, you can also dive into the American for the Arts Advocate Tools section for ways to use these videos to encourage creativity in your school or community.

Use the  tools in tandem – prepare your advocacy talking points and strategy with our e-books and training materials, and then show these videos at meetings with your decision-makers. Armed with both hard-hitting data and compelling stories, you can spark conversations, create new arts education supporters, and ignite real change in your school and community.

Thanks for joining the movement to encourage creativity by teaching the arts!


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