BLOG: NJ Celebrates Arts in Education Week

It’s back to school time and that means next week is National Arts in Education Week. It is such a critical time to show your support for arts education in New Jersey. Arts Education creates not just artists but well-rounded humans that thrive in creative workplace environments.
Now If you aren’t familiar with this national celebration here is a little background provided by our friends at Americans for the Arts.

“Passed by Congress in 2010, House Resolution 275 designates the week beginning with the second Sunday in September as National Arts in Education Week. During this week, the field of arts education joins together in communities across the country to tell the story of the impact of the transformative power of the arts in education. “

During the 2016/2017 school year, more than one million students participated in an art class representing 80% of all students across the state. New Jersey’s art education is thriving, now “let’s do more”!

This year Arts Ed NJ has taken the lead in New Jersey by collecting arts education celebrations across the state. From big to small we encouraged teachers, students, organizations and communities to submit their events for our Arts Ed September Event Calendar. With this spotlight on arts education events, we are encouraging engagement in and access to the arts. Simultaneously, highlighting Arts Ed Now resources and tools, which give you the power to make the change in your district.

Hosts of the events will have the option to receive:

• custom geofilter
• facebook profile frame
• downloadable graphics
• access to tools and resources for the classroom
• promotion of their event on social media and on our website
• opportunity to bring Arts Ed Now to your events all year long.

In addition, we are co-hosting an event on September 12th called “NJ Celebrates Arts in Education Week.” All are welcome to attend this event featuring NJ State Teen Arts traveling exhibition and special performances by State Teen Artists. The reception is sponsored by NJPSA & ARTS ED NJ in collaboration with the Arts & Education Center. RSVP Today !

Not only will we be promoting events during National Arts in Education week but the celebration will continue for the remainder of the month through the Arts Ed September promotion. Celebrating arts education shouldn’t just happen on dedicated weeks or months but all year long and can show you how.

Want to join in on the fun? Go to and download a Today or Yesterday sign today! Share your photo and tell your story of the impact of arts education in your life on social media and help create national visibility for arts education.

Don’t forget to use #ArtsEdNow and #BecauseofArtsEd! Let’s get NJ trending!

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