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Advocating for Arts Education Equity

To achieve our vision and increase our impact, Youth in Arts recognizes the importance of advocating for arts education equity. This means increasing our active involvement on a local, state and national level, including advocating for arts for students with disabilities, training educators and disseminating our own curriculum around arts equity. As the broader education field has recognized, students must be healthy and safe in order to achieve in school, and this includes the arts. YIA’s advocacy policy will determine our appropriate role in addressing issues that impact the students we serve. One key to supporting youth is ensuring that they have a voice in arts in Marin County.

Following are some resources for school districts, administrators and teachers ready and able to increase their arts education impact. At the bottom of the page are art contest and scholarship resources for students.

DISTRICT OR SCHOOLWIDE PLANNING TOOLS

Arts and Title 1 Funding

Arts and LCFF

California Arts Education Alliance

California PTA Arts Toolkit

Create CA

Marin Arts Education Data

National Arts Education Week

Roadmap for Districts to understand Arts Data–CA based, not Marin specific

Student Voices Campaign

Teaching Artist Guild, Pay Rate Calculator

 

ART STANDARDS

California Visual and Performing Arts Standards (VAPA) –currently under revision

Media Literacy Standards and the Common Core

Media Literacy Core Principals

National Core Arts Standards

 

ARTS INTEGRATION MODELS

Lincoln Center

Kennedy Center

Math in Your Feet

Visual Thinking Strategies

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR ARTS INTEGRATION

Integrated Learning Specialist Program (ILSP) –check with MCOE regarding funding for this program

Kids Smart

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Think 360

Youth in Arts

 

RESEARCH ON ARTS EDUCATION

Americans for the Arts

Arts Alliance Compendium 2001

Champions of Change

Critical Links

Exemplary Programs - professional paper from the Kennedy Center

 

To explore other communities that are partnering together (cities, districts, community based arts organizations and businesses), check out these models:

MODEL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Alliance for Arts Learning Leadership in the Bay Area

Arts Ed Collective in Los Angeles

Big Thought in Dallas

Chicago Arts Partnership in Education, in Illinois

The Creative Advantage in Washington

MPS Arts in Minnesota

Downtown San Rafael Cultural Arts District

 

For students who want to share their work and potentially earn prizes and/or scholarships:

ART CONTESTS AND SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITIONS

Congressional Art Contest

PaperSeed Recycled Art Contest

Safe Routes to Schools

Doodle for Google

Endangered Species Art Competition

National Young Arts Foundation

Sister Cities Young Artists and Writers

Vans Custom Culture Contest

Other national competitions

Toyota Dream Car Contest

VSA Arts for students with disabilities

Youth Poster Contest