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

Is Creativity the #1 Skill for the 21st Century?

From Psychology Today: the Working Creativity blog authored by Mark Batey, Ph.D., discusses how, against a backdrop of uncertainty, economic turmoil and unprecedented change a new picture is emerging of the skills and traits for success (and perhaps even simply survival) in the modern era.  At the heart of this essential skill set for the future

Celebrating Arts Education in the Holidays

The holidays offer ideal opportunities for arts education advocacy efforts as schools present their concerts, performances, and more. This is your chance to spread some holiday cheer and raise awareness of the importance of arts programs for every student in your school. Below are some ideas to help get you started in your efforts. Have

11th Annual Music Student Scholarships

Finish this essay: “How my music teacher has influenced me and my goals in school..." You could win your share of $20,000 including music products for your school music program! For more information, please click here.

All Kids Can CREATE

The All Kids Can CREATE visual arts program showcases how students with and without disabilities learn through the arts in their schools and communities. The program is presented annually by VSA and CVS Caremark All Kids Can. All submitted artwork will be featured in an online gallery and considered for display in a national touring

Principals’ Arts Leadership report

September 29, 2010: ArtsEd Washington today announced the results of an extensive study examining the effectiveness of the organization’s Principals’ Arts Leadership (PAL) program. Principals and teachers at many of the PAL schools reported increased student engagement in the classroom and significantly decreased behavioral issues throughout the school as a result of the program. [download

Key Features of the PAL program

The purpose of ArtsEd Washington’s Principals’ Arts Leadership (PAL) program is to increase the provision of high quality arts instruction in Washington State’s educational system. PAL’s goal is to build and support systemic change in public elementary schools so that all students can benefit from the proven and powerful role of arts learning in a