How to Advocate for Arts Education in Summer

Across the nation there are thousands of individuals running for public office - from the state legislator to the President of the United States.  As summer gears up and you prepare for picnics, community parties, and neighborhood gatherings, now is a great time to be an arts education advocate and to ask your local candidates

WA State Schools of Excellence in Arts Education Award Winners 2011

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Schools of Distinction in Arts Education Awards Schools of Excellence Washington State Winners 2011 ArtsEd Washington in partnership with the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP) is pleased to announced the top three Washington state school winners of the inaugural state Schools of Excellence in Arts Education

WA State PTA Releases Arts Education Magazine

Special thanks to our partners at Washington State PTA for dedicating their entire March issue of Child Advocate magazine to arts education!  Our particular appreciation for their call to action for Arts Education Month coming up in May (see bottom of page 8). We are thrilled to be partnering with WA State PTA to develop

From School to the Capitol: Student Art Shines in Olympia

Heading into legislative session at the beginning of year, Representative Ross Hunter felt his office could use some color, creativity, and imagination.  Looking for advice on where to get local art for his walls, he contacted ArtsEd Washington Executive Director Una McAlinden, who suggested he showcase art from K-12 students in his very own 48th

Tacoma School of the Arts Receives School of Distinction Award!

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced the Tacoma School of the Arts (SOTA) as one of four recipients of its National Schools of Distinction in Arts Education Award for the 2010-2011 School Year. The award recognizes successful arts programs, and the integration of the arts as an essential aspect of

It’s a Win for the Arts in Washington State!

2011: Congratulations to our friends and partners at 4Culture, whose future became ensured with the passing of SB 5834, a bill that allocates public funding for local arts and heritage communities.  For over twenty years, 4Culture has provided support for the visual and performing arts, public art, heritage programs, cultural development of the region, and