National Arts in Education Week

Celebrate National Arts in Education Week with FHSD Fine Arts
September 12-18, 2021!

The arts are an essential part of a complete education, no matter if it happens in the home, school, or community. Students of all ages—from kindergarten to college and beyond—benefit from artistic learning, innovative thinking, and creativity. Celebrating
National Arts in Education Week is a way to recognize this impact and share the message with friends, family, and communities.

Share your story in the social media campaign, #BecauseOfArtsEd, to bring national visibility to the issue of arts education.

Write your local school board members and/or elected representatives to tell them why having art, music, and theatre in our schools is important to creating a well-rounded education for our students and how the arts impacted your education.

Celebrate your arts teachers and let them know how much you value the impact they have on your child.

Add your support for the arts in schools by adding your name to the #ArtsAREeducation pledge

Teaching and learning will never quite be the same in our post-COVID-19 world. However, our commitment to provide rich and varied educational experiences remains unwavering. The arts have played an important role in these tumultuous times and will continue to do so for all students, including the traditionally underrepresented: those with special needs, and those from low-income families. The healing and unifying power of the arts has been evident as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the country. We have seen and heard it play out through works of art on sidewalks, shared musical moments from porches, in plays and dance performances, and every other imaginable iteration of art making. As states and schools work through multiple challenges in the years ahead, arts education must remain fully funded as a central part of a well-rounded education to support the wellbeing of all students and the entire school community.

Arts education supports the social and emotional well-being of students, whether through distance learning or in person. Self-awareness, self-efficacy, self-management & perseverance, social awareness and relationship skills are central to any arts education activity, no matter the age and ability of the student or the environment in which the learning takes place. The arts, with their strong emphasis on team-building and self-reflection are supremely suited to re-ignite students’ interest in learning through collaboration, while simultaneously fostering creativity, critical thinking, and communication.

National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education. Passed by Congress in 2010, House Resolution 275 designates the week that follows the second Sunday of September as National Arts in Education Week. The celebration is intended to bring attention to the cause of arts education for elected officials and educational decision-makers across the country and to support equitable access to the arts for all learners. We hope you will share the impact the arts have had on your life and let the decision makers in your community know how important they are to education and our schools.


The arts are part of a balanced education, providing America’s learners with crucial skills and knowledge they need to be productive, college and career-ready individuals. Accordingly, all students have the right to an arts education that includes dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts taught by certified arts educators in partnership with community providers.

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