What Is National Arts in Education Week?

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National Arts in Education Week is an annual celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education. Designated by Congress in 2010 through House Resolution 275, the celebration is intended to bring attention to this cause for elected officials and educational decision makers across the country and to support equitable access to the arts for all students. National Arts in Education Week is led nationwide by Americans for the Arts and celebrated locally by Act One and Arizona’s arts community.

Act One’s primary reason for celebrating National Arts in Education Week is to lead a movement in support of the arts in education. Through the celebration, Act One seeks to mobilize people who believe in the value of the arts in education to make their voice heard. The desired outcome is increased public and private funding devoted to an arts-rich education that includes educational arts field trips for all Arizona students.

For more information about National Arts in Education Week and Americans for the Arts, click here.