Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Calendar of National Art Events/Touchpoints

September 12-18, 2010 – National Arts in Education Week was created by resolution of the U.S. House of Representatives in July. And this opportunity for advocacy is heightened by the fact that the week coincides with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's "Courage in the Classroom" Back to School tour, which is broadly themed around education as a civil right. (retrieved from MENC’s site)

September 14, 2010 – National Anthem Day celebrates the anniversary of the penning of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and raise awareness of the importance of music education. (retrieved from MENC’s site)

March 2011 – March is ARTS In Our Schools Month (MIOSM). The 2011 Theme for TIOSM, AISOM, DIOSM, MIOSM varies depending on the discipline.  (see EdTA, NAEA, NDEO, MENC)

April 4–5, 2011 – Arts Advocacy Day. (retrieved from Americans for the Arts site)

April 22 – May 1, 2011 – National Dance Week. The Coalition for National Dance Week (NDW) was formed in 1981 by a group of dance related organizations to bring greater recognition to dance as an art form. Since 1991 the NDW is sponsored by the United Dance Merchants of America (UDMA). (retrieved from UDMA site)

June 24-28, 2011 – Music Education Week is music education’s premier event presented by MENC (MENC: The National Association for Music Education). (retrieved from MENC’s site)
October 2011 – October is National Arts and Humanities Month. (retrieved from Americans for the Arts site)

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