“Whereas art is integral to the lives of
citizens and essential to the health
and vitality of communities and the Nation…” United
Happy Arts in Education Week! In July 2010 the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution designating the second week of September as “Arts in Education Week.” The resolution (H.Con.Res. 275, excerpted above) was proposed and introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier from
. Representatives from all over
the country supported the resolution, and many made comments about why the arts
are important to the nation’s children and why they themselves cared so deeply.
In light of the economic circumstances in July 2010, this gesture was not a
small one, but it still takes action to make things happen. California
So, how can you help celebrate Arts in Education Week? The wonderful people at the Arts Education Partnership have put together some ideas and we’d love to hear what you can think of. Leave us a comment below!
How are we celebrating at Boston Lyric Opera? Well, we will have special features on our blog and social media all week. And on Thursday and Friday we will have live updates from our Education & Community Programs Manager, Julie House, who is attending the Arts Education Partnership’s conference in
San Francisco to
learn about Systems Through the Arts. Transforming
By the way, if you know of a college or graduate student looking to get some experience in arts education, BLO is looking for an Education & Community Programs Intern to spend the season with us. What better way is there to celebrate?