national arts in education week
September 9–15, 2012
In July 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution declaring the week following the second Sunday of September as Arts in Education Week.
Take the opportunity to draw attention to arts education in your school, and build momentum for a great remainder of the school year.
Ways to Celebrate Arts in Education Week
Arts Education Blog Salon
Americans for the Arts hosts this biannual event about arts education topics on ARTSblog. The blog salon features a collection of posts by arts and education leaders throughout the week. Follow the salon by using the arts education tag on ARTSblog. Join in the discussion by adding comments, sharing via social media, or chatting with us on Twitter on September 12, 2012 from 6-7PM Eastern, using the #artsed hashtag.
Arts Education Partnership Fall 2012 Forum
Arts Learning Without Borders will take place in Chattanooga, TN on September 13 and 14, 2012.
10 Ways to Support Arts Education
Download this article that outlines concrete actions to support arts education in your community. (PDF)
What You Can Do to Celebrate
Read this article by the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, which lists 30 things anyone can do to celebrate Arts in Education week. (PDF)
- Take Action
Visit the Arts Action Fund to start a conversation about documenting the importance of arts education.
Public Service Announcement
To talk about the importance of music programs in schools, this 30-second commercial, created by Big & Tall Advertising, takes a humorous tone with a more controversial topic. Bullying isn’t something to joke about, but in this instance it helped make a point: that all types of kids become more productive if they are involved in music.
Scott Kaplan, the writer of the ad, is a concerned parent of two musicians who wants to get the word out about this little discussed topic. Contact email@example.com for more information.