Additional Resources for smARTS

Get the most out of your arts education advocacy efforts by using the following resources in conjunction with our smARTS For Students guide.  Each of these topics provides you with a full and comprehensive approach to making your voice heard, and the tools necessary to make a difference for Washington state students:
Build Your Foundation, Cultivate Your Resources, Make Your Connections, Find School Arts Programs & Awards, Access Other Resources, Give Your Support.

Build Your Foundation

Before a tree’s branches reach the sky, it must be deeply rooted. Get started by planting your arts education advocacy roots here.







Cultivate Your Resources

Use these tools to develop your arts education toolbox and gear up to share your knowledge with others.

Make Your Connections

Make your voice heard by using these outreach opportunities to demonstrate what it means to be an advocate for arts education.



Find School Arts Programs & Awards

Check out these dynamic programs that are helping to foster the arts in schools.



Access Other Resources

Link in with our many partners in arts education to access additional perspective and insights that will fuel your message.



Give Your Support

We want you to succeed in your efforts. Help us succeed in ours by getting involved, and giving back.

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      When asked what she attributes these changes to, Principal Gerrie Garton has one answer: the arts.

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      Want to enroll your school in PAL?  Apply for Fall 2012!