Arts Advocacy Day- Expanding Learning Time for Arts

Today, we co-sponsor Arts Advocacy Day with Americans for the Arts with a vision to make sure every child in the United States has access to a hiqh-quality arts education. Grassroots advocates from across the country are meeting in Washington, DC with their members of Congress in support of issues like arts education policy, the charitable tax deduction, and funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Americans for the Arts hopes to advance arts education in these specific ways:

  • Make the case so that arts education is valued in our country as an important part of all students’ lives.
  • Inspire new leaders so that more students have access to arts education through the efforts of local, state, and national leaders.
  • Increase visibility so that resources and support are directed to the stakeholders in the ecosystem that can affect change for arts education.

What's At Stake In 2014? Between tax reform, budget battles, and education reauthorization, support for arts and arts education is facing many challenges on Capitol Hill this year. As Congress and the administration grapple with ever-changing policy proposals, it is imperative that arts advocates come to Washington, DC to make sure the arts to make their voices heard!

What can you do? Read our report for more information Advancing Arts Education through an Expanded School Day and join the conversation on twitter today #AAD14