Advocacy Tools

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

Advocacy. Creating systematic change within schools regarding arts education simply cannot happen without it.  Bringing awareness to the importance of including the arts as part of a complete education takes the collective voice of a community.  ArtsEd Washington supports your advocacy efforts by equipping you with the tools you need to not only make your case, but to make your case heard.  Browse our own tools and resources, as well as those of our partners, when creating your message. Whether you’re new to advocacy or a seasoned activist, these materials can help you build, launch, and refresh your outreach efforts.

  • Tools, Handouts, and How-To’s - use our tools, developed with you in mind, that are simple to use and ready to share.
  • Additional Resources, Endorsements, and More – we’ve collected articles and tools from our regional and national partners in arts education to enhance your advocacy resources.
  • Research – strengthen your message by referencing the significant findings in arts education research.  Integrating facts and statistics into your advocacy efforts will further your case and make it heard.
  • Tools & Resources

  • It’s a win for every student and every school!

    State Board of Education Approves Increased Arts Requirements for High School Graduation The Board’s decision helped culminate a week-long national celebration of the arts, as schools, students, and communities [...]

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  • “The arts can open pathways of learning and encourage confidence in children. One of our fourth grade students has been visibly touched by the arts. She started the year hesitant to make new friends – uncomfortable to share orally with her class. Through her exposure to the arts, she smiles during dance activities and is starting to speak to adults – expressively.”

    Leita Earl
    Rocky Ridge Bethel School District

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