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Illinois Arts Alliance Releases Arts Education Guidebook
 
The Illinois Arts Alliance has just released "Committing to Quality in Education: Arts at the Core, a Guidebook and Planning Tool." This free resource is available at www.illinoiscreates.org and provides schools, arts organizations, parents, school districts, and many others with the resources necessary to understand and advocate for the arts in every child's education. The Illinois Arts Alliance states "All Illinois children deserve a quality, comprehensive education that provides a solid foundation for success.  This must include the arts as part of the core curriculum.  Arts instruction, like other core subjects, must be standards-based, sequential, equitable, and sustainable." Check it out now!
Struggling Arts Organizations
Is your arts organization being affected negatively by the economic crisis? Americans for the Arts has created an Arts Funding Response and Readiness Kit to assist struggling arts organizations.
 
Arts Advocacy Resources

Visit these Arts Advocacy Links to help create change in your community:



Respond to issues currently being discussed in Washington.

 

Tips on how parents can advocate for the arts in their children’s school. 

 

Ten ways to Convert Legislators into Arts Advocates.

 

Useful tools for organizations and individuals to advocate for the arts.

 

Basic steps on how you can prepare yourself for arts advocacy.

 

Easy action items that you can do in a short period of time and make an impact.

 

Resources and Services for Businesses that want to get more involved in the arts.

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