Budget Woes Getting You Down?
Is your school system facing drastic budget cuts for the fall?
     Will arts positions be seriously cut?

Are you a teaching artist trying to gain access in schools?
     Are you a cultural institution that struggles to
     connect with local schools affected by budget?


There is a way to fight back--and that is to rally your community to support the arts.  Often we think of ourselves as the lone wolves in a forest of conflicting interests.  Please know that in every community there are arts savvy people who KNOW how important a quality arts education is.  They are teachers, local artists, cultural organizations, parents, business people, community leaders, and many others.

Arts|Learning is prepared to help you organize this effort.  We have the tools and the expertise needed to get you started.  All YOU have to do is attend our day-long symposium on April 29, 2010, Springfield, Massachusetts.  For information about Celebrate Arts Education: Fresh Angles for Community Advocacy, please click here.
We urge two or more people to attend as a team from each community.  Leave with ideas, strategies, and renewed energy to fight back and keep--if not increase--your arts education offerings in your schools by saving staff, and developing powerful partnerships with teaching artists and cultural institutions.
Enlivening the Senses:
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at the Core of Education

The April 29 Springfield symposium will include the premiere showing of the new A|L advocacy film, "Enlivening the Senses:  Arts|Learning at the Core of Education."  Featured in the film are award-winning programs and cutting-edge research validating the critical role that arts education in music, movement, drama and visual arts has in educating the whole child, ready for the 21st century.  Attendees will leave with access to this 14-minute film to use in promoting arts education in their communities and school systems.

Our deep appreciation to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the grant that has funded this important film, and to film maker Derek LeDoux and his amazing crew for producing such a quality film for our constituents to use in their communities.
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To register for this symposium, please click here!
For more information, contact Jonathan Rappaport at
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