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We received this in an email from the Arts Action Fund earlier this month and as it contains information about how we can affect US policy concerning the arts and what the Fund is doing for Arts Advocacy Day, coming up April 17, we thought it advisable to share it with our readers.

 

Last month, Arts Action Fund members voted overwhelmingly to adopt the policy position to support a budget of $155 million for the National Endowment for the Arts and to strengthen arts education opportunities within the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. I want you to know that we heard you and because of your vote, we will bring national attention to these policy platforms during National Arts Advocacy Day on April 17, 2012. We will train hundreds of grassroots arts advocates before they go up to Capitol Hill on these very two positions. We have enlisted the

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Ten Years Later: A Puzzling Picture of Arts Education in America

On April 2, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released a study glamorously entitled Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools 1999-2000 and 2009-10. The surveys that contributed to this report were conducted through the NCES Fast Response Survey System (FRSS), mailed to about 3,400 elementary and secondary school […]

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Spread the word about the Cultural Trust and other news from the Oregon Arts Commission

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Spread the word about the Oregon Cultural Trust The Arts Build Community in Oregon: FY12 grants announced Artists Fuel Oregon’s Economy: New Career Opportunity Grants announced Congress Adopts Obama Levels of Funding for Arts & Humanities Oregon Arts Commission Announces February 1 Deadline For Capacity Grant Applications for Arts Organization

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Documenting the Importance of Arts Education | Americans for the Arts Action Fund

The following films document the power of arts in young people’s lives. Plan an event around a screening of one of these films as a way to generate community dialogue about the importance of arts education. Invite community leaders, school leaders, artists, students, teachers, and parents to participate. Click the film image to view the trailer.

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Arts Education Policy: Without Clout, There Will Be No Change

At Americans for the Arts, we see an opportunity to advance national arts education policy by working in a very specific way. We focus on forging strategic alliances with key leaders in the public and private sectors and on working alongside these allies to educate the decision-makers who have leverage in the national policy arena. […]

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