Boyertown Art Advocacy

Art programs in schools are being cut all over the country, and if they haven’t been already – it seems it may be only a matter of time.  While this is the grim reality, so many organizations, schools, artists and advocates have come together to rally and get the message out of the importance of the arts.  This energy is sweeping into our lives and our inboxes, with messages fighting back, and rising above the adversity – getting to the core – that ARTS EDUCATION is ESSENTIAL for all. Art advocates have embraced Facebook and Twitter to build strong campaigns and YouTube is no exception.

Students at Boyertown High School in Pennsylvania created a video to show the School Board Finance Committee the importance of the arts, and the resonant impact it has on their students both as individuals and as a collective.  The goal of this video was to STOP the Boyertown High School School Board Finance Committee from cutting their art programs.  Thier video made it to YouTube, and we are thankful it did.  The students at Boyertown High School have social media to carry their message on. What are you doing to advocate for the arts in YOUR community!?

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About Arts Horizons

Arts Horizons is a premier not-for-profit arts-in-education organization that provides live professional performances and artist-in-residence programs to students and professional development for teachers throughout the entire tri-state region. Our commitment is to make music, art, dance, theatre, new media and creative writing an integral part not only of learning, but of life. Through the transformative impact of the arts, we reach young people through many dimensions, breaking down the barriers of language and culture, accelerating personal growth, and stimulating children’s full potential to prepare them for life in the twenty-first century.

Posted on April 14, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. LOVE this! The power of arts advocacy is with our students and our parents. What better way to get them engaged and empowered than by using social media? One of the ways that we are advocating for the arts in Maryland is through arts integration. By using arts integration well – with fine arts teachers being the valuable resource – our arts programs are thriving and our students are achieving. Use the media! We have had newspapers, magazines and more ask us for interviews because they want to see innovative programs that are working in the schools. By putting the arts front and center, people sit up and take notice. EducationCloset.com is offering arts integration online classes this summer if you are interested in learning how to implement arts integration well at your school or district. In addition, arts advocacy online classes will be offered in the fall. Let’s join together in this momentum to keep the arts where they should be in education – alive and thriving!

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