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Arts Education Advocacy Resources

In the past ten years, what weve learned in the field of arts education is that advocacy works.
Richard Deasy, Executive Director, Arts Education Partnership, Panel Discussion, July 2003


I. Advocacy resources:

A. National arts advocacy resources

B. State arts advocacy resources

C. Local arts advocacy resources or opportunities

  • Local Arts Councils
  • Booster clubs
  • School PTA
  • Business/community partners

II. Arts education advocacy research in Mississippi:

A. The Arts are an R, Too, a five-year evaluation of the Whole Schools Initiative: www.mswholeschools.org. Select the publication title on the home page.

B. 2004 Take Part Community Audit Project, a study of arts education resources in five diverse Mississippi Communities: www.msartsalliance.com/advocacy/publications&research.htm

III. Writing letters to elected officials

A. U.S. Congress: www.congress.org/congressorg/home

B. Mississippi Legislature: www.congress.org/congressorg/home
Contact information may be selected by clicking State Officials in the Elected Officials column.


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