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 celebratory 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.
Join Burbank Arts for All Foundation during this special week at our first Community Exchange of the 2019-20 school year on Wednesday, September 11th at 6pm at L.A. Castle Studios! During this important dialogue, you’ll hear critical BUSD updates, be inspired by the arts education programs in the District, and learn from parent leaders on ways to be a solution partner. Following the conversation, mix & mingle during a hosted wine & cheese reception! Click here for more info and to RSVP.
More ways YOU can participate (from our friends at Americans for the Arts):
- 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. You can also download Americans for the Arts’ “5 Ways to Partner Packet” for other ideas of how to celebrate in your community!
- 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.
- Participate. Share your story in the social media campaign, #BecauseOfArtsEd, to bring national visibility to the issue of arts education. Americans for the Arts has created a “Social Media How To Guide” to help you get started.
This year, National Arts in Education Week is dedicated to the memory of Ms. Carol Channing, whose advocacy efforts led to the creation of this national celebration in 2010.