Details about Arts Education Advocacy Day available here.
EPLC and the Pennsylvania Arts Education Network want to take advantage of March, the month identified to celebrate arts education in its various forms, as an opportunity to have an advocacy activity in the State Capitol.
With the help of Representative Mark Cohen, we have reserved the Capitol Media Center for 11 a.m. that day and will have Legislators from the Arts and Culture Caucus and Arts Education leaders speak about the importance of Arts Education in Pennsylvania. PMEA will have a student group from Gettysburg perform in the Capitol Rotunda at noon and PAEA is contributing artwork from their Art in Our Schools Month Show at the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
This event will be most successful if it is complemented by activity at the local level, and there will be ways in which everybody will be able to help. We hope that Network Members and Friends will reach out to their own State Legislators and make appointments to meet with staffers to promote our Arts Education Policy Agenda and encourage their Senators and Representatives to join the Arts and Culture Caucus if they have not already done so.