Celebrate National Arts in Education Week!

September 5, 2016

Next week is National Arts in Education Week, September 11-17, 2016! Here are some suggestions for how orchestras and their supporters can be involved:

  1. Your Orchestra: is there a great arts education program your orchestra is involved with in schools or in partnership with schools? Maybe you have several! Between September 11-17, post your stories, videos, and photos on social media with the hashtags #artsed and #ArtsEdWeek. It’s a great way to remind your communities that your orchestra is involved with arts education. And if you remember to tag the League of American Orchestras (@OrchLeague on Twitter), we’ll be re-posting and re-Tweeting selected stories throughout the week.
  2. You, Your Friends, and Your Orchestra Family: Invite people from all over and from all walks of life to participate in the week-long celebration of arts education. What better way to do this than to share how arts education has left a lasting impression or impact – big or small – on your life? Maybe an early arts education experience has somehow led to or connects with what you do professionally today, or it has carried over to your personal life into a tradition you share with family or friends. Post your artsed story using #artsed #ArtsEdWeek and help us show that the reach of arts education is as great as the need for it.
  3. Looking for more resources? Remember the League maintains a whole host of Music Education information online, including talking points, advocacy tools, and the latest news on how the new education law will impact schools and students.