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Give the Arts Day is October 6. Show your support!

Posted by Ms. Logan Busacca, Oct 05, 2016 0 comments

Give The Arts Day is a 24-hour giving campaign to bring together arts supporters from all over the country, who support the arts in their communities every day. Help us by supporting Americans for the Arts on Oct. 6, so that Americans for the Arts can continue to support you every day of the year. 

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Lessons from Band Class

Posted by Dr. S. Dallas Dance, Sep 13, 2016 0 comments

Students working together through music and rhythm perfectly symbolize the ideal climate we strive to develop at each school. Each instrumentalist makes a meaningful contribution through melody, harmony, and rhythm. There is a sense of belonging and a spirit of cooperation among peers and adults. Everyone has a place and a purpose.

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Because of Arts Education

Posted by Jeff Poulin, Sep 09, 2016 1 comment

Whether an educator, architect, doctor, volunteer, or accountant, we know the arts have had some impact on you. We know the arts develop certain skills in people that prove essential. We know that those skills lead to successes in work and life. Now is our time as a field to share these stories of impact with decision makers. 

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In Support of Theatre and Dance Teacher Credentialing in California

Posted by Ms. Kristin Kusanovich, Sep 07, 2016 0 comments

California, known for its creative economy among many other things, offers no teacher credentials in dance or theatre. California Dance Education Association has been hard at work on this issue this year, and a bill restoring these credentials is slated to be decided upon by California Gov. Jerry Brown in early September.

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My Experience at the 2016 Political Conventions

Posted by Robert Lynch, Aug 31, 2016 0 comments

This July, I was excited to help deliver the Arts Action Fund’s message to both Republican and Democratic audiences through ARTSSPEAK, the public policy forum series that is a core part of our ArtsVote2016 campaign. ARTSSPEAK discussions were centered around the transformative power of the arts on people’s lives, schools, and communities, with the ultimate goal of electing candidates that support doubling arts funding to $1 per capita for the arts. 

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