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Please note the various deadlines with our programs this week.  These are important advocacy initiatives, and we look forward to your support!
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Parents Unite
for the Arts!
Is Music, Art, Dance or Drama Important in Your Child's Life?

Is your child challenged creatively at school?

Do you believe all children should have access to the arts in school?


Come Learn How to Make Your Voice Heard! 
Don't miss these important meetings to help parents advocate for the arts in their schools and communities!  


Tuesday, March 27, 2012 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Argenziano School at Lincoln Park, 290 Washington Street, Somerville


Thursday, March 29, 2012 7:00 - 9:00 PM. LynnArts, 25 Exchange Street, Lynn. Directions & Parking

Join other parents in this interactive evening, learn how to know what you want, how to ask for it, and how to stay involved!


Learn how successful parent advocates keep creativity and arts education strong in their children's schools to prepare them for the 21st-Century workplace and college.


Childcare and Light Supper provided 

Signup to let us know if you can join us-online:

OR-just drop in-All are Welcome!

Check out our Parents Unite for the Arts website 

Nominate a Champion of Arts Education!

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2012 Award 


We urge you to nominate worthy arts educators and other advocates for the many

"Champions of Arts Education" advocacy award categories, which this year will be given on May 24th at the MA Statehouse in Boston.  To access nomination materials, please click here.  The deadline for receiving nominations is coming quickly, April 1, 2012.


The award categories include the following:

  1. Distinguished Arts Educator Advocate (up to one each in art, music, dance, theatre)
  1. Schools of Distinction in Arts Education
  1. Excellence in School Administration Arts Advocate
  1. Massachusetts School Committee Arts Advocate
  1. Outstanding Parent Advocate
  1. Outstanding Arts Collaborative (up to one each in art, music, dance, theatre)
  1. Corporate/Business Support of Arts Education
  1. Outstanding Student Advocate (middle school, high school, undergraduate college)
  1. Good Neighbor Award

We hope you will take some time and nominate worthy people and organizations for these awards.  Please note, past award recipients are not eligible to receive the same award again.  Click here to check out recent past recipients, and also click here  for awardees from 2006 and earlier.

Advocacy Alert--Contact Your US Senators!

Urge Support on Letter to Appropriators for NEA 2013 Increase

Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) has circulated a letter-similar to a letter initiated last week in the House of Representatives by the Congressional Arts Caucus co-chairs--inviting his colleagues in the Senate to join him in signing a letter to the leadership of the Appropriations Committee and the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee. Udall's letter urges increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in the coming 2013 fiscal year to the level proposed in the president's budget request of $154.255 million, up from $146 million this year.


Please contact your US senators and ask them to sign the Dear Colleague letter circulated by Udall. A copy of the letter is included in the link above.


If possible, please contact your senators before March 27.