Play Your Part by Joining the Action Fund

Join the movement of grassroots advocates, teachers, artists, and community members who voice their support of the arts and arts education in America, and let your voice be heard from your front steps to the steps of the Capitol.

Speak Out with VoterVOICE

In two minutes, you can write your state and local elected officials about the value of arts education or find out about the latest federal-, state-, and local-level battles for the arts and arts education.

Spread the Word with Our Tools

Looking for basic arts education information, advocacy tips, and tools for a general arts education advocate? We’ve got a handy series of tools and publications to help you start affecting change for the creative future of our children.

Start a Conversation

Plan an event to generate community dialogue about the importance of arts education. Invite community leaders, school leaders, artists, students, teachers, and parents to participate. Visit the Documenting the Importance of Arts Education page to find out about screening films at your event as a way to spark the conversation.

Keep the Arts in Public Schools (KAIPS)

Join 1.2 million concerned citizens who take action through our social media page. This is a community of people dedicated to supporting the arts as part of a well-rounded education for all students.

A Shared Endeavor: Arts Education for America’s Students
The inequity of access to quality arts education must be addressed.
A Shared Endeavor

Americans for the Arts recently joined 12 arts and education advocacy groups to release A Shared Endeavor: Arts Education for America’s Students.

This statement articulates the purpose and value of arts education in the balanced curriculum of all students, asserts its place as a core academic subject area, and details how sequential arts learning can be supported by rigorous national standards and assessments.

The model is predicated on the convergence the skills and expertise of several members of the arts education ecosystem: arts educators, community arts organizations and non-arts educators.