The DAA Advocacy Toolkit for Arts Education
Taking a grassroots approach to advocacy for arts education is a great way to show your school that keeping the arts in the curriculum is important. Here are some tips for talking to representatives in your school district:
1. Set up a meeting with your school district’s or charter school’s board members or superintendent or charter director. To find your district, check out http://profiles.doe.k12.de.us/SchoolProfiles/State/Default.aspx
2. Prepare your talking points. Keep your message positive. Be sure to:
- Thank the school district and board for their commitment to arts education.
- Stress that children need a high-quality and complete education and that the arts is a crucial part of that.
- Share a personal story about how arts education has impacted you or your child.
- Ask about their position on arts education in the curriculum and how you can help further the case for the arts at the school/district.
3. Bring supporting materials, such as letters of support or samples of student artwork.
4. If appropriate, take a group picture and send it to DAA so we can share on our website.
Areas of DAA’s focus in Education: