Celebrate National Arts in Education Week: September 13-19, 2020
September 14, 2020
September 13-19 is National Arts in Education Week. Passed 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. We want to collaborate with you to let the world know that visual arts education is vital in shaping human potential and that visual arts educators are the key to this important work, especially during these times of uncertainty.
We encourage you to utilize these advocacy resources from NAEA as well as these letters from NAEA President Thom Knab: An Open Letter to Museum Directors, Museum Board Members, and Community Organizations/Leaders and An Open Letter to Superintendents, Principals, and School Board Members. Also, make sure to see the recommendations and resources Americans for the Arts offers to help you celebrate and advocate during this important week.
Additionally, we’re asking that YOU share your story of the importance of visual arts education and educators via video on social media. What’s your art story or elevator pitch? Make a video that is 1 minute or less, post it on social media, and tag it with #VisualArtsEd, #EducatorArtistVisionary, and #BecauseofArtsEd and we’ll try to share it on NAEA’s social media pages!
Let’s collaborate during National Arts in Education Week to help our schools, districts, museums, communities, states, and beyond know the power and importance of visual arts education and visual arts educators in the lives of learners!
Don’t miss the #BecauseofArtsEd Chat on Wednesday, September 16, with NAEA President-Elect, James Haywood Rolling, Jr.!
In celebration of this year’s 10th anniversary National Arts in Education Week campaign, Americans for the Arts is hosting a #BecauseofArtsEd Chat. Join an A-list panel of guests, including Annette Bening, Denyce Graves-Montgomery, and Josh Groban this Wednesday, September 16, at 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m PT for the #BecauseofArtsEd Chat, as they talk about the impact and importance of arts education and how you can get involved in supporting arts education in your local community! U.S. Representative Suzanne Bonamici and president-elect of the National Art Education Association Dr. James H. Rolling Jr. will also join the panel to share their insights on arts education policy and advocacy.