Download the VAEA Advocacy Brochure :: a brochure you can print and share at every opportunity. Consider linking to this brochure from your own website. One cannot advocate too much!
What does it mean to be an arts education advocate? Arts education advocates proclaim our shared belief that young people should have the opportunity to learn in and through the arts. If we each make an effort to share why we value arts education with others, we can collectively increase support for arts education in Virginia (and across the nation).
How does VAEA help me advocate for the arts? Here is an annotated list of resources that can help. Choose the options that are most useful to you and your audience – print brochures, videos, or other online resources. If you come across other resources that inspire you, share them with our Advocacy Chair, Lee Darter for possible inclusion on this page.
VAEA Advocacy Brochure :: a brochure you can print and share at every opportunity. Consider linking to this brochure from your own website. One cannot advocate too much!
Americans for the Arts :: a comprehensive online guide to advocacy. On this site you can find details of your local politicians, create letters to send to them and search each area of your state to find out the issues that affect the arts in your region.
Arts Education Advocacy Toolkit:: a resource for those interested in developing theknowledge, skills, and habits to be effective advocates, at whatever level and degree of commitment they are willing to make.
Virginians for the Arts :: an organization of people who advocate on behalf of the arts in Virginia. They garner support and appreciation for the important role the arts play in the economic, educational, and cultural life of all Virginians.
Virginia Coalition for Open Government :: a nonprofit alliance formed to promote expanded access to government records, meetings and other proceedings at the state and local level. Their efforts are focused solely on local/state information access.