Dynamic and interactive portal focuses on advancing arts education for all students

SEATTLE – In continuing to advance arts education for students in grades K-12, ArtsEd Washington has launched a new dynamic and interactive website, www.artsedwashington.org, further raising the awareness of the importance of ensuring that every student at every school has equal access to participate in a comprehensive arts curriculum.

The new online portal offers advocacy tools, access to state and national research, opportunities for involvement, and provides current arts and arts education-related news and events. It also features information specifically geared for educators including grant and funding opportunities as well as ArtsEd Washington programs that help schools implement and sustain high quality, standards-based arts education programs.
“We’re working to create a systemic change in how arts education is perceived, funded, and taught in our schools,” said Una McAlinden, Executive Director for ArtsEd Washington. “And our new website is critical to those efforts, offering a broader medium by which to empower the public through leadership, knowledge, and resources.”

Visitors to the site can immediately access information on what Washington law says about arts education, the situation in schools across the state and why an education in the arts is essential to students’ success. They can also view the latest news, find current events, and learn more about becoming an ArtsEd Washington member. The site links directly to ArtsEd Washington’s Facebook page, Twitter messages, RSS feeds and e-newsletter sign up page.

About ArtsEd Washington

ArtsEd Washington is nonprofit organization devoted to advancing and increasing arts education in K-12 schools. We work to ensure that all students in Washington state have access to a complete education that includes the arts: dance, music, theatre, and visual art. We believe the only equitable way to reach every student is to teach the arts at school, during school hours, as part of their complete education. ArtsEd Washington is a member of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network.