Sometimes we need help talking to school administrators and other leaders about the value of arts education. Create CA offers a few resources here, including a short video to share to help you advocate for what you do.
Advocating for dance can just take a minute – it doesn’t always have to be a big action, and it certainly doesn’t need to feel intimidating.
Check out Create CA’s School Leader Flyer and start a conversation with education leaders in your community and school. It’s a free step-by-step, data-driven guide to help you support the creation of a strategic arts plan. Print it out and share it with your principal, school board members, and superintendent.
Create CA has a new arts advocacy poster – image on the front and talking and advocacy planning points on the back – to share with you! Download it for free here. Share it where you work or on social media. We can all use some reminders about how to talk up the value of what we do!
March is Arts Education Month and from now until the end of March our friends at Create CA are sharing small weekly actions we can all take to support the movement for arts education. Here’s this week’s action:
Look up your data and see where your district or school stands!
The California Arts Education Data Project has been updated with new branding, tools, and data!
The new data shows that California went from a 39% average participation rate to 40%. That means more students are taking at least one arts class. Which is great! But progress is still way too slow.
It is our belief that in order to expand access to arts education in our schools and communities we absolutely have to know where we stand. So please check out the Interactive Dashboard and learn about the growth and gaps in arts education equity across the state!
Take the arts education pledge! By signing the pledge you are stating that you believe in and stand for the principles outlined in The Declaration of Student Rights.
CreateCA is hoping to collect 1,000 signed pledges by the end of Arts Education awareness month in March. So please share this widely! CreateCA.org/pledge
The CDE, the CCSESA, and TCAP are presenting a six-part webinar series on the newly-adopted California Arts Standards, with webinars on each of the arts subject areas. These webinars will feature county office of education Arts Leads and TCAP Teacher Leaders, addressing what’s new and challenging in the disciplines and providing examples of the new standards in action.
Register here for the Dance Standards Webinar on March 5, 3-4pm.
Curious how our political leaders and candidates think about the arts? How might they support arts education when in office? Ben Folds leads ArtsVote 2020, a podcast series interviewing the 2020 presidential candidates. Listen to stay informed and consider who you want to support in upcoming elections.