National Arts in Education Week

September 9-15, 2018

I Value the Arts in Education!

Celebrate National Arts in Education Week with Act One

Act One and Arizona’s arts community celebrate National Arts in Education Week to bring awareness to the importance the arts play in student success. The arts are an essential part of a complete education, no matter if it happens in the home, school or community. Students of all ages — from kindergarten to college to creative aging programs — benefit from artistic learning, innovative thinking and creativity.

When we celebrate National Arts in Education Week together, we recognize the transformative power of the arts and demonstrate our collective support for the priority of arts in education. Please add your voice to our roster of Arizonans who value the arts in education. Evidence of strong and increasing support for this cause will help us advocate for a robust arts education in every Arizona school.

I Value the Arts in Education!
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What is National Arts in Education Week?

National Arts in Education Week is an annual celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education. Designated by Congress in 2010 through House Resolution 275, the celebration is intended to bring attention to this cause for elected officials and educational decision makers across the country and to support equitable access to the arts for all students. National Arts in Education Week is led nationwide by Americans for the Arts and celebrated locally by Act One and Arizona’s arts community.

Act One’s primary reason for celebrating National Arts in Education Week is to lead a movement in support of the arts in education. Through the celebration, Act One seeks to mobilize people who believe in the value of the arts in education to make their voices heard. The desired outcome is increased public and private funding devoted to an arts-rich education that includes educational arts field trips for all Arizona students.

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How the Arts Prepare Students for Success and Citizenship

Children need a well-rounded education to prepare them for the future, and a well-rounded education includes the arts. The arts are a source of inspiration for students to become life-long learners and artists. The arts are more important than ever to students’ success in the workplace. As important is the role that the arts in education has in developing tomorrow’s citizens. Arts experiences through Act One Field Trips provoke the “ah-ha” moments of inspiration, discovery and belonging where learning begins.

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Support National Arts In Education Week 2018 Business Partners!

Act One salutes businesses that show their support for the arts in education by participating in National Arts in Education Week. Principal sponsors are Changing Hands Bookstore, JHB Executive Consultants and National Bank of Arizona. Additional sponsors are Neiman Marcus, Prestige Cleaners and Peter Piper Pizza. Wilhelm Automotive is underwriting the Act One Field Trip to Theater Works’ production of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. 

The week is full of events, special promotions and fundraisers by businesses in support of the cause. Check out what’s happening at Alexi’s Grill, Changing Hands Bookstore, Kendra Scott, Maylan Skincare and Practical Art.

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Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

With Additional Support From

Neiman Marcus         Prestige Cleaners          Peter Piper Pizza

Field Trip Underwriting Provided By

Wilhelm Automotive for Theater Works Field Trip

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Voice Your Support

Click here and add your voice to the groundswell of support for the arts in education. Together, we'll make our message heard.

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Social Media

Post and share on social media using #artsedweek and #artsedaz. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @act1az and on Linkedin @Act One Arizona.

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Attend Business Events

Several businesses are celebrating with Act One. Join us for activities throughout the week and raise funds for Act One while you're having fun.

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