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Arts Education Week Planning

PhotoPack1 AFTA_ArtsEdWeek_030915Youth in Arts hosted community leaders, educators and arts organizations in a guided discussion to plan a celebration for National Arts in Education Week.

Executive Director of Marin Cultural Association and Marin Center Gabriella Calicchio provided an overview of the Marin County Arts Plan that is currently in process. Marin County Office of Education’s Eileen Smith described the Arts Education planning process and Youth in Arts Executive Director Miko Lee spoke about the San Rafael Cultural Arts District that is underway.

Presentations included:

An overview of statewide arts data being collected around Arts Education in California.

A localized version that is used in LA County Arts Data

The preliminary work in process in Marin that includes elementary and community based organizations Marin Arts Ed Data project

Since these multiple arts planning are underway it was stressed how critical it is to build the case for arts education. Youth in Arts has created an Advocacy page  so that schools/organizations that are ready to develop an arts plan can forge right ahead.

As an arts community in Marin we will begin to focus on celebrating youth artists and sharing the power and story of arts education during National Arts Education WeekSeptember 12-18, 2018

Marin County Office of Education will host a series of professional development workshops both at the county office and then at specific school and community sites. If you are interested in providing a workshops reach out to Eileen Smith.

Samples of how other counties celebrate arts education (month/week)

Alameda with county declaration:

Los Angeles

Santa Clara

Santa Cruz

Sonoma

For more information about how you can become involved. Please reach out to Miko Lee.

National Arts in Education Week

Passed by Congress in 2010, House Resolution 275 designates the week beginning with the second Sunday in September as National Arts in Education Week. During this week, the field of arts education joins together in communities across the country to tell the story of the impact of the transformative power of the arts in education. Watch the video and join us in the celebration!

  1. Celebrate. Host a celebration in your community, whether big or small, an existing event, or a new one. Download and use the shared logo and be sure to register your event on ArtsMeet, a national arts event calendar.
  2. Advocate. Work with your elected officials and decision-makers to share the value of the arts in education. Whether a mayor, principal, or U.S. Congressman, check out sample resolutions and videos, send an op-ed to your local newspaper, and use the Arts Education Navigator—an online tool with six action steps to crafting a personal advocacy plan. Be sure to sign the petition encouraging Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to support the arts!
  3. Participate. Share your story in the social media campaign, #BecauseOfArtsEd, to bring national visibility to the issue of arts education. See below for more information and download the How To Guide. Also, be sure to attend and invite friends to the Facebook Event.

 

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