Celebrate National Arts in Education Week

arts ed week

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.  We celebrate, we advocate, and we bring attention to our cause.

Over the course of the week, we hope that you, the arts education supporter, will rally together with a common message:  the arts are essential to a well-rounded education.  Be sure to take time over the next week to:

  • Celebrate – Responsibly host celebrations in your schools and communities.  Big or small, there are nearly 250 celebrations that occur annually during this week across the country.  Utilize shared messaging and branding to be a part of something bigger.
  • Advocate – Work with your elected officials and other school leaders to share the value of arts in education.  Whether a mayor, Congress person, principal, or other, discuss with them ways that you can get them on board with the purpose and vision of arts education for all.
  • Participate – Share your stories through social media to bring national visibility to the issue of arts education.  This is your chance to tell your own personal story of the transformative power of the arts in education.

For more ways to be an active partner in Arts in Education Week!

Jason A. Anderson, M.M., M.Ed. (he/him/his)
Visual & Performing Arts Specialist
Jason.anderson@maine.gov
(207) 592-3524