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By Anne Becker, Ed.D.
Going to Washington D.C. to participate in Arts Advocacy Day is one of the most energizing experiences for an art educator. The spirit and passion for the arts is overwhelming.
The Illinois contingent was led by Arts Alliance Illinois’ Jonathan VanderBrug, in partnership with Americans for the Arts, which organizes the advocacy experience … Read More >
By Amanda Saucedo, Ensemble Español
Attending Arts Advocacy Day in Washington D.C. almost felt like a dream. Even as I was telling people I was going, it didn’t fully register with me. Most of the people I told knew very little—if anything—about the Americans for the Arts’ annual event. When I told my nine year … Read More >
CHICAGO, IL | Chance the Rapper was at Paul Robeson High School on Chicago’s south side today to announce that an additional $1.2 million has been raised toward arts and literature programs in Chicago Public Schools.
Chance has named his effort to support CPS schools the New Chance: Arts and Literature … Read More >
Illinois State Board of Education Meeting | March 15 | Springfield, Illinois
Ingenuity Public Comment on the Arts in ESSA
Thank you, Dr. Smith, members of the board of education. My name is AmySue Mertens. I am the Director of Public Affairs for Ingenuity in Chicago where we work to advance the arts in Chicago’s public schools. … Read More >