Proclaim It All Across the Land!
One strategy Artspiration has utilized to promote Youth Arts Month is proclamations. A proclamation is an official announcement of an important matter. Here are the basic steps to getting a proclamation.
Identify who you want to make a proclamation. Some to consider are school boards, city councils, and county board of supervisors at the local level. You can also consider state and federal contacts that serve your region like a senator or house member.
Contact the city clerk, mayor’s office, or city council member and inquire about issuing a proclamation for Youth Arts Month. Include an example of the document for them to build on.
Once confirmed, attend the scheduled city council meeting to receive the proclamation. Take pictures. Prepare to say a few words about the importance of arts education. Sometimes, they will mail it to you or have it ready for pick-up.
Showcase and highlight the proclamations. We display the proclamations as a part of our Young Artist Showcase Celebration. Afterwards, we hang them prominently throughout our building.
Thank the city council with a letter, share photos of the proclamations, and invite them to events.
Here is a list of the 2019 Proclamations for Youth Arts Month
Create CA - Join the Movement
We believe that every student has the right to a dynamic, creative education.
We are Californians working together to demand that every student has access to an arts education.
Visit the website
and join the movement today.
The California Alliance for Arts Education has many resources available to help students, parents, and community members get the arts into schools. One very important way is through the LCAP process. The Alliance has an LCFF Toolkit about how to let your district know more about the arts. The Toolkit includes everything you need for action and is available in English & Spanish: http://artsed411.org/LCFF
Here are some helpful and creative hints on how to work effectively with your School Board:
Also through the Alliance is the Student Voices Campaign. In its third year, The Student Voices Classroom Guide structures the campaign as a project-based learning opportunity recommended for grades 7-12 for any subject area. Through the Campaign, students create 2-minute videos that capture their vision for their school to share with their local school board to help with the LCAP process! studentvoicescampaign.org/
Visit our sister county's website for more great resources from the Bay Area. Check out their Toolkit here.
Council for Art Education have an outstanding Youth Art Month program. This year's theme is "Your Art, Your Story." Please visit their site for more information.
Creativity is power--celebrate it!
The City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs launched the #408Creates social media campaign in partnership with other San Jose arts organizations, artists, and local businesses. Through the campaign, the goal is to highlight the range of creativity happening everyday in the South Bay.
We invite you to join us in celebrating San Jose’s creativity by tagging photos of your creations and creative experiences #408Creates on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Your tags will help showcase the uniqueness of this place where we live and work. It also helps us know what and how people are creating in San Jose, so that we can continue to develop programs that further strengthen the cultural vibrancy of the city. Web Site
Music In Our Schools Month® or “MIOSM®” is NAfME’s annual celebration during March which engages music educators, students, and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools.
Music In Our Schools Month® began as a single statewide Advocacy Day and celebration in New York in 1973 and grew over the decades to become a month-long celebration of school music in 1985.
The Educational Theatre Association and the International Thespian Society have partnered with the American Alliance for Theatre & Education (AATE) to sponsor Theatre in Our Schools to raise public awareness of the impact of theatre education and draw attention to the need for more access to quality programs for all students.
Visit their website for valuable resources, tools, and more!