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National Arts and Humanities Month

October 1, 2017

October

This month is recognized as National Arts & Humanities Month – a month to shed light on the importance of culture in America. What does that mean to you and how might you celebrate this with your students. In 1993 Americans for the Arts and national partners designated this month-long celebration with the following goals:

  • FOCUSING on the arts at local, state, and national levels;
  • ENCOURAGING individuals and organizations to participate in the arts;
  •  ALLOWING governments and businesses to show their support of the arts; and
  •  RAISING public awareness about the role the arts and humanities play in our communities and lives.

Below are ideas for you and your students to get involved.

SHOW YOUR ART FOR NATIONAL ARTS & HUMANITIES MONTH

If you want to participate you post a photo related to the day’s theme with the hashtag #ShowYourArt2017 in the caption on Instagram. Follow @Americans4Arts on Instagram for more information and updates.

NATIONAL CREATIVE CONVERSATION ON FACEBOOK

Americans for the Arts is also hosting their second annual National Creative Conversation on Facebook on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 9-10 p.m. ET. This is your chance to connect and chat with other arts advocates across the country about the arts in our communities. The hour-long conversation will be driven by a series of questions around the topic “Are the Arts for Everyone?” Let others know about the Facebook event!

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National Arts in Education Week

September 15, 2017

Celebration continues

Americans for the Arts has been celebrating National Arts in Education Week across the nation. I’ve appreciated the information that they’ve provided all week and I hope you have as well. A great big THANK YOU to Jeff Poulin, Arts Ed Program Manager at the Americans for the Arts, for providing this information. Included below are links and information to help you recognize the importance of arts education.

This week, Americans for the Arts is running a blog salon featuring youth voices on the topic of #BecauseOfArtsEd. You may consider sharing what is posted in the coming days – here are the ones from yesterday:

The following professional development opportunities remain for the week; you may consider sharing with your networks:

  • Friday, September 15: Arts Education for Native American Youth. Register for the webinar #ArtsEdChat

Jeff’ s favorite social media posts shared yesterday 

Please check out the on ArtsMeet national arts event calendar and share events with friends and colleagues in your region (or other regions, too!)

Thank you for being a leader in the field of arts education and for joining the celebration of National Arts in Education Week.

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National Arts in Education Week

September 14, 2017

Celebration continues

Be sure to check out all of the great links below in this email thread from each day of the week – perfect to share with your networks and increase the impact of #ArtsEdweek!

Americans for the Arts is running a blog salon featuring youth voices on the topic of #BecauseOfArtsEd. You may consider sharing what is posted in the coming days – here are the ones from yesterday:

Professional development opportunities remain for the week

  • Thursday, September 14:  Arts Education for LGBT Youth. Register for the webinar #ArtsEdChat!
  • Friday, September 15: Arts Education for Native American Youth. Register for the webinar #ArtsEdChat!

Jeff M. Poulin, Arts Ed Program Manager, AFTA, favorite social media posts shared yesterday 

Please check out the on ArtsMeet national arts event calendar and share events with friends and colleagues in your region (or other regions, too!)

Thank you for being a leader in the field of arts education and for joining the celebration of National Arts in Education Week.

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National Arts in Education Week

September 13, 2017

Celebration continues

Today, Americans for the Arts is promoting the very special and highly anticipated Arts Ed Week PSA. You can share the YouTube video link or share Americans for the Arts’ Facebook video.

Published this week regarding Arts Ed Week

This week’s blog salon featuring youth voices on the topic of #BecauseOfArtsEd. You may consider sharing what is posted in the coming days – yesterday’s

Professional development opportunities remain for the week

  • Wednesday, September 13: Arts Education for English Language Learners. Register for the webinar & #ArtsEdChat!
  • Thursday, September 14:  Arts Education for LGBT Youth. Register for the webinar #ArtsEdChat!
  • Friday, September 15: Arts Education for Native American Youth. Register for the webinar #ArtsEdChat!

Jeff M. Poulin, Arts Ed Program Manager, AFTA, favorite social media posts shared yesterday 

Please check out the on ArtsMeet national arts event calendar and share events with friends and colleagues in your region (or other regions, too!).

Thank you for being a leader in the field of arts education and for joining the celebration of National Arts in Education Week.

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National Arts in Education Week

September 12, 2017

Celebration continues

Today the Americans for the Arts continues the celebration! Last night officially kicked off the week with 92Y in NYC – check out the archived livestream here. So many great stories and inspiring remarks from business, civic, arts, and educational leaders – great student performances, too!

This week’s blog salon featuring youth voices on the topic of #BecauseOfArtsEd. You may consider sharing what is posted in the coming days – yesterday’s

The following professional development opportunities remain for the week

  • Tuesday, September 12: Arts Education for Students with Disabilities. Register for the webinar #ArtsEdChat!
  • Wednesday, September 13: Arts Education for English Language Learners. Register for the webinar & #ArtsEdChat!
  • Thursday, September 14:  Arts Education for LGBT Youth. Register for the webinar #ArtsEdChat!
  • Friday, September 15: Arts Education for Native American Youth. Register for the webinar #ArtsEdChat!

Jeff M. Poulin, Arts Ed Program Manager, AFTA, favorite social media posts shared yesterday 

Please check out the on ArtsMeet national arts event calendar and share events with friends and colleagues in your region (or other regions, too!)

Thank you for being a leader in the field of arts education and for joining the celebration of National Arts in Education Week.

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National Arts in Education Week

September 11, 2017

Kick-off tonight, 5:00

Today Americans for the Arts (AFTA) officially rolls out National Arts in Education Week, with a Kick Off event co-hosted by the 92nd St Y in NYC at 5pm EST! Be sure to check out the event and the livestream here.

The new Arts in Education Week website was just launched last week and is filled with resources, ideas, and a calendar of events – located at THIS LINK.

Americans for the Arts plans for the week

Americans for the Arts is running a blog salon featuring youth voices on the topic of #BecauseOfArtsEd. You may consider sharing what is posted in the coming days, but to get started, you can check out posts from last year.

Professional development opportunities for the week

  • Monday, September 11: Arts Education for Incarcerated Youth. Register for the webinar #ArtsEdChat!
  • Tuesday, September 12: Arts Education for Students with Disabilities. Register for the webinar #ArtsEdChat!
  • Wednesday, September 13: Arts Education for English Language Learners. Register for the webinar & #ArtsEdChat!
  • Thursday, September 14:  Arts Education for LGBT Youth. Register for the webinar #ArtsEdChat!
  • Friday, September 15: Arts Education for Native American Youth. Register for the webinar #ArtsEdChat!

Jeff M. Poulin, Arts Ed Program Manager, AFTA, favorite social media posts (so far)  #ArtsEdWeek and #BecauseofArtsEd 

Check out the on ArtsMeet national arts event calendar and share events with your colleagues and school staff.

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National Arts in Education Week

September 5, 2017

September 10-16, 2017Americans for the Arts believes in the transformative power of the arts in education and is committed to advancing policies which ensure equitable access to arts education for America’s learners in numerous ways.

National Arts in Education Week is supported by Americans for the Arts on behalf of the field of arts education to bring visibility to the cause, unify stakeholders with a shared message, and provide the tools and resources for local leaders to advance arts education in their communities. Those interested in the field-wide celebrations can visit www.NationalArtsInEducationWeek.org for more information.

Americans for the Arts also celebrates with its members through in-person events and online professional development opportunities.

During the week, Americans for the Arts plans to co-host events with members such as 92nd St Y in New York City; the Arts Education Collaborative in Pittsburgh, PA; the Regional Arts and Culture Council in Portland, OR; Arts Huntsville in Huntsville, AL; and Polk Arts Alliance in Lakeland, FL.

Each weekday during National Arts In Education Week, from September 11–15, Americans for the Arts will host its own celebration of the transformative power of the arts in education. Sign up to hear from experts about the research and strategies for specific topics of inclusive arts education. These daily webinars will be held at 3:00 p.m. (ET) and last no more than 30 minutes. To continue the conversation, join Jeff M. Poulin (@JeffMPoulin) and special guests for an #ArtsEdChat from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. (ET) by following a specified hashtag each day. Register for the events today. You can either view them live or throughout the week. The topics include:

  • Monday, September 11: Arts Education for Incarcerated Youth. Register now for the webinar and #ArtsEdChat!
  • Tuesday, September 12: Arts Education for Students with Disabilities. Register now for the webinar and #ArtsEdChat!
  • Wednesday, September 13: Arts Education for English Language Learning. Register now for the webinar and #ArtsEdChat!
  • Thursday, September 14:  Arts Education for LGBT Youth. Register now for the webinar and #ArtsEdChat!
  • Friday, September 15: Arts Education for Native American Youth. Register now for the webinar and #ArtsEdChat!
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