A group of NEA fine and performing arts educators, patrons and advocates who lobby to keep arts education a vibrant, vital and required part of the curriculum for our nation's students, schools & communities. NEA caucuses are internal member-only groups. Caucuses exist and operate independently of NEA and have no authority to speak for, or act on behalf of, NEA.
In 2012, Americans for the Arts resolves to invigorate political discourse and the nation by continuing to spotlight the importance of the arts in America. Artists, teachers, arts managers and professionals, lawmakers, administrators, and advocates are integral to this mission.
This election year, the urgency is growing to have political candidates and office holders understand how arts are vital to our communities. We ask that you make your own resolutions this year by responding to this question: How can the arts energize the political dialogue in your community this election year? Here are some insightful responses to get you thinking. Add yours in the comments below!