National Arts in Education week is a national celebration recognizing the arts importance to a well-rounded education. Designated by Congress in 2010, through House Resolution 275, the celebration is designated to bring attention of this cause to 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 takes place annually during the week beginning with the second Sunday of September. This year it falls on September 11 - 17, 2016.
For the arts education professionals, we will have a full listing of events soon, but you can see last year's events here.
JOIN in the celebration? Find three easy ways outlined here.
The Alabama Alliance for Arts Education
supports and advocates for
policies, practices, and partnerships
that promote excellence
in arts education.
AAAE is a statewide partnership program
of the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
SAIL in the Summertime
Meet the 2016 Presenters & Staff
Show Your Colors!
2017 SAIL Summertime Professional Development Workshop
Gel Press was a 2016 co-sponsor of SAIL, through a generous donation of Gel Press Plates that were used in our wonderful Creating Value Workshop, July 10-13, 2016.
The art produced during Creating Value was featured in short poetic videos produced by participants.
In addition, participants received a full setup of materials to take back to their classrooms.
The Alabama State Council on the Arts sent questionnaires to statewide candidates on September 8, 2014 regarding positions on state support for the arts. To view results in a particular district, please click here.
that all Alabamians should have equal opportunities to discover and
to develop their talents.
that all Alabamians should have a sequential and comprehensive
education in the arts.
that all Alabamians should gain enough knowledge about the arts in order to understand their own cultural heritage and the cultural heritage of others.
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