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"The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create."-President Barack Obama
"How can we turn our back on an endeavor which increases our children's cultural intelligence, heightens individual sensitivity and deepens our collective sense of humanity? I suggest to you that we cannot."–Alec Baldwin at Arts Advocacy Day 1997
What is Art Advocacy?
Art Advocacy is an essential aspect of art education. As professional art educators it is our responsibility to make others understand the essential value that visual arts education holds for learners. Have you taken time to enlighten anyone about the importance of a visual arts education? Who needs to hear your voice? Administrators? Parents? Other educators? School Board members? Local Legislators?
Advocacy Made Simple
How do you advocate for your program?
What advocacy resources have you used?
What’s your best advocacy advice?
5 Points for Advancing Art EducationPositive changes in art education require not merely advocacy, but leadership. Leadership inside classrooms, schools, and within the larger context of art education can forward the status of the field. Advancing the field requires an ongoing process of learning and renewal for the art educator.
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Advocacy Resources and Inspiration
Stand For The Arts is a national initiative to raise awareness, protect access, and encourage action on behalf of the arts.
Did You Know Art Makes Students Smarter
Check out this link for a study on how students can gain valuable critical thinking skills just by studying art.
National Art Education Association
National Art Education Association eNews on Arts Advocacy is available as a PDF file. Click the image to the right to download the file.
Why We Need Arts Education
This is a fantastic resource of info graphics documenting why the arts are important. These also highlight the benefits of arts education for students.