Arts Advocacy

10 Ways Being a Theatre Kid Made You a Successful Adult -- 10 things every school administrator should think about before eliminating theatre from the curriculum.

28 Experiences Only Drama Club Kids Could Understand -- Needs no explanation.

Americans for the Arts -- The nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America, dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.

Art in the Public Interest -- A nonprofit organization that supports the belief that the arts are an integral part of a healthy culture, and that community-based arts provide significant value both to communities and artists. We represent the following projects.

Educational Theatre Association -- Working since 1929 to honor excellence among students of theatre and support the work of theatre educators.

In Defense of School Drama -- Don't let Arts fall off the curriculum!

National Endowment for the Arts -- A public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education.

Please Stop Telling Us That the Arts Subjects Are Worth Less Than Others -- One theatre and drama teacher implores Nicky Morgan to stop suggesting to his students that the subject is not important, and to applaud pupils' desire to learn.

Why Arts Education Must Be Saved -- Short article and collection of links with studies and surveys regarding arts advocacy.

What Drama Education Can Teach Your Child -- Your child may be showing interest in this year's school play. But do you really want him to be an actor?

Why High School Musicals Should Be as Respected as Sports Programs -- There are a few things that are being forgotten when sports are valued more than musical programs in high schools.

Why Theatre? -- An article to tell you about the many benefits and bonuses to attending live theatre and including the creative arts in all aspects of life.

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