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Advocacy Toolkit

Arts Education 22-23 Challenges & Talking Points

Designed to help prepare advocates for meetings with school district or state decision makers.  Whether virtually or in-person, this two-page document is also a great leave-behind that can clarify what communities must do to ensure quality arts education programs in their districts.

The ARE
Pledge

The Pledge asserts that the arts are part of a balanced education and asks signees to commit to supporting equitable access to arts education that includes instruction in all arts areas. Anyone or any organization can sign it.

School Board
Resolution

Asks that decision-making bodies commit to maintaining their arts education programs in the 2022-23  school year and beyond, by passing the Resolution as it reads, or a customized version that aligns with their schools’ existing  programs.

Dear Parents and Caregivers Letter

Can be customized to help you urge parents and caregivers to mobilize their school leaders and state legislators to support arts education in the 2022-23 school year. Consider personalizing with a specific anecdote on how arts education has impacted you, a member of your family, or a community member. 

Dear School Leader Letter

To help mobilize principals, superintendents, school board members, and other school leaders to pass the  Arts ARE Education Resolution  and commit to fully funding arts education in the 2022-23 school year .

Dear Legislator 
Letter

Write your  state legislators and urge them to  support music and arts education.