National Arts in Education Week

From Americans for the Arts
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 to this cause for elected officials and educational decision makers across the country and to support equitable access to the arts for all students.

National Arts in Education Week takes place annually during the week beginning with the second Sunday of September. This year it falls on September 13 – 19, 2020. Save the date for future celebrations:

  • September 12 –18, 2021
  • September 11 – 17, 2022
  • September 10 – 16, 2023

Want to join in the celebration? Find three easy ways outlined below.


Every year, communities, schools, arts centers, and education programs host local celebrations in their communities across the country. This year, local communities can host virtual celebrations and events to advocate for arts education. Whether a performance, exhibit, class or open house, local celebrations are a great way to bring attention to the cause of arts education.

  1. Be sure to find or share virtual celebrations for the week of September 13 – 19, 2020 with others on ArtsMeet National Event Calendar. If you are hosting a virtual celebration, make sure to list it on the calendar for others to find!
  2. Download and use the logo. The branding for National Arts in Education Week is free and shared for all to use. Be sure to place this logo on any event posters, social media, websites or public awareness campaigns you promote. Download a simple JPG or the designer files based on your needs. 
  3. Check out the talking points that you can use when writing remarks to be delivered during your celebration, in an op-ed you write in your local paper, or in your communications strategy.


Want to join in the campaign? Let us know by registering your interest for more information on how to get started. We are here to help and look forward to joining together in advocacy.

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