Arts in Education Week

A National Spotlight for Arts Education

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Save the Date: September 10 - 16, 2017!

Whether you are a student, educator, parent, or principal, you can find a way to celebrate the arts in education during National Arts in Education Week.

The arts are an essential part of a complete education, no matter if it happens in the home, school, or community. Students of all ages—from kindergarten to college to creative aging programs—benefit from artistic learning, innovative thinking, and creativity. Celebrating National Arts in Education Week is a way to recognize this impact and share the message with friends, family, and communities.

Arts education, comprising a rich array of disciplines including dance, music, theatre, media arts, literature, design, and visual arts, is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students.

National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the tranformative power of the arts in education. Designated 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 10 – 16, 2017. Save the date for future celebrations:

September 9 – 15, 2018
September 8 – 14, 2019
September 13 – 19, 2020
September 12 – 18, 2021

For the arts education professional, check out how you, your organization, and/or your network can participate. Help spread the word! Learn more

Want to join in the celebration? Find out how to host or attend a celebration, advocate to decision makers, or bring attention to the cause here.