Thereʼs no better time than now to advocate for the arts and the relevancy of art education in our schools.
Here are some reminders to increase advocacy for the arts in our schools, districts, and our larger community.
• Know the Stakes - “Who” suffers when art education is cut and/or invalidated
in your school?
• When Opportunity Knocks, Invite it - Use opportunities and experiences in the
classroom to inform and educate others about the higher order merits of
constructed and problem-based learning. Share the learning experience with
• Donʼt Operate on Assumptions - Donʼt assume everyone understands the
relevancy and merits of art & design and art education. We all know how
important it is to “the core,” as well as creative thinking, problem-solving,
creating, and being able to visualize ideas. Spread the word,collaborate, and
• Put it in the News! - Share stories about what is going on in and outside of the
art room. Write a press release and/or publish content so it getʼs out there!
• Stay Connected - Visit NAEAʼs advocacy page to learn more!
• Share It! - Email your stories, rrs feeds, tweets, and more to Lisa Ulik,
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Click here to see the Chuck Close art education advocacy video.
The Habits of Mind Studio Thinking
UCLA Lab School
Sir Ken Robinson’s writings and speaking
Keep arts in schools
National Art Education Association advocacy
Kennedy Center arts education advocacy toolkit
Arts Education Partnership
NAEA advocacy e-flyer
Advocacy Do's and Don'ts
Americans for the Arts
No Subject Left Behind
National Arts Policy Database
10 Ways Parents Can Get More Art For Their Kids
The Advocacy Toolkit
WAEA in the news