Arts education is largely a local issue-nearly 90 percent of funding comes from city and state governments and policies. Americans for the Arts works hard to advance support for arts education at all levels of government; but the real work happens on the ground, in your communities, by people like you.
To support local leaders in their advocacy efforts for arts education, Americans for the Arts has produced a new suite of tools to help you build, craft, and present effective messages to educational leaders in order to affect change in local communities. The ENCOURAGE CREATIVITY tool kit is designed to complement the Arts Education Navigator e-book series, and includes advocate tools to learn strategies for making change, compelling videos to use in advocacy presentations, and quizzes to learn the robust facts & figures to present.
Go ahead now. Speak up in support of arts education to your local or state school board, principal or state superintendent., Be sure to check out www.AmericansForTheArts.org/EncourageCreativity to get the tools and resources needed to be the best educator and advocate possible.