Be an Arts Education Champion!

~ Help us advocate for arts education as a right for all NYC students ~

As students grapple with a school year of remote or blended learning, many are still missing an essential piece of their curriculum: arts education. Whether you’re a teacher, student, parent, artist, cultural worker, or arts organization in NYC, we need your voice! Let's advocate together for equity in access to arts education for every NYC student’s academic program.

STEP ONE: Scroll down to contact your City Council member to voice your support for arts education funding!

STEP TWO: Click the button below to access the #ArtsAreEssential social media advocacy toolkit. Help us amplify the message and grow our coalition of arts education champions by posting along with the Roundtable..


Ways to Take Action

Be an arts education champion, and use the tools and resources below to help “make the case” for why we need to keep arts in schools.
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View Our Talking Points

Know the facts about arts education in NYC and NYS to share with policymakers and funders.

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Watch the 2021 Legislative Briefing: Arts Are Essential

Hear from teachers, cultural workers, and policymakers in to gain new insights into policy recommendations to support equity in our schools.
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Research and Resources

Help make the case with policy statements, reports on the benefits of arts education, reopening guidelines, and NYS arts instruction requirements.
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Chancellor Porter on Arts Eduaction

Watch Chancellor Porter express the NYC DOE's commitment to arts education and continued collaborations with cultural partners, school leaders, parents, and advocates.

Find Your City Council Representative

The 51 Council districts throughout the five boroughs are each represented by an elected Council Member. Search the map to find your representative. 



This campaign has been made possible by the generous support of Jody and John Arnhold | Arnhold Foundation, Arthur Miller Foundation, Charitarian Foundation, and with the support of NYCAIER individual donors.


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