Cleveland ARTS Education Consortium (CAEC)

Advocacy in Ohio and Beyond

Ohio Citizens for the Arts
Ohio Citizens for the Arts' blog page provides advocacy information that you can access and is an example of a WordPress page, one you can edit and add information.  For example, OAC 2014-15 budget talking points can be found by clicking here.  Web links to other arts and arts education sources can be found by clicking here

Ohio Alliance for Arts Education
An Arts on-line update containing updated weekly news appears on the OAAE homepage. The Ohio Alliance for Arts Education's Advocacy Agenda outlines goals and objectives to improve arts education in Ohio for all students. OAAE Advocacy goals state that the arts are included in Ohio's "core" curriculum, that all students will have access to quality arts education programs, and that the arts will be included in statewide efforts to improve student achievement. Good advocacy guides and why advocacy matters can be found by clicking here.

Ohio Arts Council  Public Value—Take pART  This is an initiative launched in 2008 by the Ohio Arts Countil to gather valuable stories from citizens around Ohio and is still up and running. Go to—http://www.oac.state.oh.us/aboutOAC/publicvalue.asp  For statewide resources listed on the OAC website click here.

Americans for the Arts—Advocate for the Arts—On the Americans for the Arts website, the Advocacy Center contains a broad range of advocacy information and links. The current Advocacy Center homepage includes an Arts Action Center for Arts Education. This page also contains action steps, including current action to tell Congress to support a funding level of $36.5 million for the Arts in Education programs within the U.S. Department of Education. These programs support model arts collaborations with schools, teacher professional development, and arts programs for at-risk youth.  A clickable button lets you “TAKE ACTION NOW.”  Americans for the Arts Advocacy Center link.

Arts Education Partnership—The arts can turn around low performing schools is an article found on the Arts Education Partnership (AEP) website.  New research published by AEP in this new brochure describes the benefits of arts education and can be used for many advocacy purposes. Click here for more information.

Dewey21C —You may want to follow a variety of blogs including those of Richard Kessler at Dewey21C, a blog dedicated to the belief that the arts are part of our genetic code.  Richard writes: "The belief that the arts are in the DNA of every person, and that our job as teachers, parents, mentors, advocates, and administrators is to provide quality, sustained arts learning pathways for every child to develop fully as a human being." To see advocacy notes and more at Dewey21C.

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