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National Arts Education Week

September 11-18, 2016 celebrated National Arts Education Week.

Trump Proposes Capping Charitable Giving Deductions

The newest tax plan released by the Republican presidential nominee would limit the incentive to give to non profit arts organizations, which rely heavily on private donations to fund their programs.

National Arts in Education Week

Join us in celebrating National Arts In Education Week from September 11-17, 2016. Take two minutes to issue a Letter to the Editor to your local papers and tell them why the arts matter in education!

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 join together in communities across the country to tell the story of the transformative power of the arts in education.

In 2016, it is a particularly important time to celebrate arts education, as we usher in a new chapter of American educational policy with the new Every Student Succeeds Act and its many arts-friendly provisions. In the new law, the arts remain a “well-rounded” subject and are empowered to be central to a child’s education in our public schools.

Our municipal, education, and state leaders need to know about the impact the arts have on young peoples’ lives and that they must support the arts in every district and every school in America. Write a letter to the editor now to tell them how and why the arts matter in education!

After sending in your letter, you can join the movement of thousands of arts education advocates celebrating National Arts in Education Week. Contribute to the visibility campaign on social media during the week of September 11-17, 2016 by using the hashtag, #BecauseOfArtsEd. People from all walks of life can share their story of the transformative power of the arts in their own education and the impact the arts have had on their work and life.

  • Post on Facebook. Tell the world your #BecauseOfArtsEd story on Facebook. Describe what you are doing now in work and life and how arts education has a positive impact with a photo! Be sure to use #ArtsEdWeek, too.
  • Send a tweet.  Share your quick #BecauseOfArtsEd story on Twitter. Be sure to include an image or video along with #ArtsEdWeek.
  • Share a photo. Post your favorite arts education photo on Instagram along with your #BecauseOfArtsEd story about the impact of arts education on your life. Be sure to use #ArtsEdWeek.

Be sure to do your part to advocate to our decision makers and bring attention to the cause of arts education!


My Experience at the 2016 Political Conventions

Americans for the Arts Action Fund President & CEO Robert L. Lynch shares his personal experience at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.

My Experience at the 2016 Political Conventions

Americans for the Arts Action Fund President & CEO Robert L. Lynch shares his personal experience at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.

[email protected] Livestream

On July 20th, you can watch our [email protected] panel here!

ArtsSpeak at the 2016 Political Conventions

The Arts Action Fund will host ArtsSpeak at the RNC and DNC

Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton

Sanders withdraws his campaign to endorse Clinton as candidates gear up for the 2016 Political Conventions

Bringing Arts to Our Cities

Arts Action Fund Executive Director presents new survey results and presidential candidate info at US Conference of Mayors meeting in Indianapolis.

Arts Action Fund PAC Co-hosts Event to Support Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI)

On Thursday, June 9, the Arts Action Fund PAC was the top host for an event held in support of the re-election campaign of Congressman David Cicilline.