Thanks for helping get the word out about this important initiative! The more people who reach out to School Board candidates, the more likely the candidates are to take a stand for arts education themselves.

The following blurb can be used verbatim (be sure to insert your organization’s name! Or change to “I am joining…”) or can be adapted to fit your personal space or messaging needs.

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Where do your School Board Candidates stand on the Arts? Ask them! With hundreds of Washington school board positions up for election this fall, voters have a critical opportunity to select education leaders who are committed to providing the high quality, sequential arts learning that every student deserves (and that the law requires)! But how will you know which candidates support arts education?

ArtsEd Washington is sponsoring a School Board Candidate Survey on Arts Education and wants every concerned education/arts advocate in every school district to sign on as a smARTS Champion and send the survey to their school board candidates. ArtsEd Washington will then post all candidate responses online for voters to consider before making their school board decisions.

Become a smARTS Champion!

[partner organization’s name] is partnering [or I am joining] with ArtsEd Washington in this effort. You can too! By becoming a smARTS Champion, you join many other engaged education and arts advocates in asking School Board candidates about their views on arts education. Your participation helps your candidates to understand that the arts are an important part of each child’s education. Register to be a smARTS Champion in your district and ArtsEd Washington will make it easy – helping you access your candidate info, as well as providing an email template and a link to the survey. Sign-up as a smARTS Champion at

Let us know if you promote the Candidate Survey through your organizational networks. We’ll be glad to recognize you as a partner!