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:

STEM to STEAM

Arts and Education in Delaware

The DAA Advocacy Toolkit for Arts Education

Ten Lessons the Arts Teach