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When the Arts Do Not Exist

Arts Education Advocacy Tips

  1. Brush up your advocacy skills:

    • Communicate a clear MESSAGE.
    • Be VISIBLE to decision makers.
    • Harness the influence of an advocacy NETWORK.
  2. Use the Unified Statement to connect your community to Federal education policy that supports high quality art education. The statement was prepared by NAEA and other national arts education organizations to support the arts in the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

  3. Work with your state/regional NAEA organization to connect and partner with the Americans for the Arts State Arts Action Network that includes the Kennedy Center’s state Alliances for Arts Education and state citizen arts advocacy groups.

Call On Your Senator to Support Arts Education!

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Interior Appropriations Subcommittee approved legislation on a voice-vote to fund the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) at level funding - $146 million for FY 2016. If approved by Congress, this would be the 5th year of level funding for the NEA. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Interior Appropriations Subcommittee approved legislation on a voice-vote to fund the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) at level funding - $146 million for FY 2016. If approved by Congress, this would be the 5th year of level funding for the NEA.

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