Top Tweets from Arts Advocacy Day

During Arts Advocacy Day, the hashtag #AAD12 kept popping up on the timelines of arts organizations and arts advocates all over the country. Hundreds of Arts Advocates walked the halls of Congress in Washington, DC earlier this week to express how much arts education means to our children and how much the arts improve our every day lives. Though many of us could not attend the day in DC organized by Americans for the Arts, major noise was made on one of our favorite social networks. Here are some tweets that stood out:

@marylandarts: “The soul never thinks without a picture.” Actress Melina Kanakaredes quotes Aristotle at Arts Day. #AAD12

@ArtistRebuttal: The arts are essential to every classroom and creative thinking vital to anyone entering today’s work force. #AAD12

@EverydayOpera: Having arts education as part of the curriculum yields higher reading/science/math scores. Tell congress: #AAD12

@danaerinw: Alec Baldwin just told me how awesome it must be to be an arts manager #AAD12

@EALSAU: RT In tough times it’s more important than ever to keep arts funding strong #aad12. @Americans4Arts @EALSAU @arenastage

@mwolfe09: Providing #arts education for kids helps keep them #engaged in school–reduces absenteeism and dropout rates.#aad12

@FotoJennic: RT@avlculturalarts In the past decade nonprofit arts organizations grew 49% but 45% had an operating deficit in 2009. #AAD12 #avlart

@JustSay_YAS: It’s National Arts Advocacy Day…”Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known” — Oscar Wilde #AAD12

@artpride: Arts Advocacy Day update: we’ve met with 5 offices & have several more to go! NJ’s got a great group of advocates making the case #AAD12 #NJ

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 22, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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