RESOURCES

Browse AEMS's library of advocacy resources. We are frequently updating this page, so check back often to find general and policy-specific arts education advocacy resources! Explore our resources below or for other curated advocacy materials, check out these specific pages with resources for different members of Maryland's vibrant arts education ecosystem.

And be sure to check out our gallery of Advocacy 101 videos, which cover a wide range of arts education advocacy topics!

AEMS Resources

Use the tabs below to navigate through resources created by the AEMS team to inform you and help you make the case for arts education access! Be sure to check back to this page for new updates on resources!

The basics of arts education advocacy is to assess the situation in your school community. This checklist will help you determine if there is appropriate arts education access in your school community. Explore more of AEMS's resources, or reach out to us directly at info@aems-edu.org if you can't check all of these boxes for your school community.

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Arts ARE Education is a national campaign in support of arts education for all students that includes advocacy resources, a podcast, action center updates, and more. Check out their 2022-2023 School Year talking points below!

AFTA Arts Ed Navigator

Use the tabs below to navigate through this 4-part e-booklet by Americans for the Arts (AFTA). The series of e-books is designed to help educators, students, and advocates alike navigate the complex field of arts education. Each e-book in the Navigator series covers a specific topic, ensuring arts education supporters like you are equipped with the knowledge, statistics, and case-making techniques needed to effectively communicate with decision-makers.

BLOGS

Use the embeds below to browse these routinely-updated blog feeds for the latest articles and resources on the benefits of arts education, trends in arts education policy, advocacy tip, and more! Or use the buttons to access these resources on their own webpages.

Additional Resources

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A regularly updated blog with studies and articles on how the arts support brain health

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The ArtsEd Digest is AEP’s bi-monthly newsletter highlighting news from AEP partner organizations and the field, including reports, research and job opportunities.

Arts ARE Education (ARE) Blog

Arts Education Partnership (AEP)
Arts Ed Amplified Blog