September 12 – 18, 2021
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 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.
Americans for the Arts shares ways to join this year’s campaign:
- Celebrate. Host a virtual celebration for your school or community, whether big or small, an existing event, or a new one. Download and use the shared logo to use for promotion. Be sure to download the 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. See below for more information and download the Social Media How To Guide.
Remember, in Northern Michigan, we can make any week our own Arts in Ed week or month. Use these ideas to celebrate & advocate for Arts in Education all month & on.