Designated by Congress in 2010, House Resolution 275 names the week beginning with the second Sunday in September as National Arts in Education Week. During this week, the field of arts education and its supporters joins together in communities across the country to tell the story of the transformative power of the arts in education.
Today it is a particularly important time to celebrate arts education as we face the challenges in Washington and through states around the nation in fully realizing the goal of equitable access to arts education for every student. Recently, the Trump Administration proposed drastic cuts to the authorized funding for these arts-friendly measures.
This fall, our municipal, education and state leaders are engaged in planning, budgeting, and enacting laws which will impact arts education. They need to know about the impact the arts have on young peoples’ lives and that they must support the arts in every community and every school in America. Every young person needs to be exposed to music, theater, dance and the creative arts. Please contact your local political leaders, the school board members and community leaders to let them know you support the arts in our school systems.