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Arts Ed NJ’s THE BEAT. June 2018

Ahhh June. The end of the school year. The exhilaration of completion.
The anticipation of summer to unwind, rejuvenate and plan for the next year!
In this issue we do the same. We are exhilarated by the very successful 2018 Governor’s Awards for Arts Education and the State Teen Arts Festival.
We unwind as we celebrate a new $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the ARTS ED NOW campaign for the 2018-2019 school year.
And we plan during ARTS ED SUMMER 2018 so we may all utilize Arts in Education week in September to continue to raise the bar for arts education across our state.
But before you join us in any of these activities… please use the link below to email your state legislative representatives to support increased funding for arts and cultural funding in our state.
By working together now and planning for the future we can make 2018-2019 the best year for arts education in New Jersey’s history!

Arts Ed NJ’s THE BEAT. May 2018

On Saturday April 28, 2018 the Star Ledger ran my guest editorial titled “The arts are as vital as math. Educators shouldn’t have to defend it.” This is part of the Arts Ed Now campaign efforts to increase visibility for arts education across the state. The same day our partner NJTV screened their documentary “I Can’t… I have Rehearsal” as part of the Montclair Film Festival.
We want to encourage everyone to use both the editorial and documentary as important tools in spreading the word about the importance of arts education for everyone.
Be sure to post, share (in newsletters and other materials) and disseminate to other advocates, parents, administrators and others who can make a difference for arts education in your communities.

Arts Ed NJ’s THE BEAT. April 2018

Arts in Our Schools Month Recap
March was a very busy month for arts education across the state and all of us at Arts Ed NJ were happy to assist many of the groups across the state to promote arts education and the ARTS ED NOW Campaign. Here are some highlights:

Arts Ed NJ’s THE BEAT. January 2018


The Beat: Arts Ed NJ’s Monthly Newsletter – December

A Farewell to Kris Wenger

The Beat: Arts Ed NJ’s Monthly Newsletter – November 2017

Save the date: #GivingTuesday 2017 is November 28th. We’re proud to be a part of the global celebration of giving. Visit Our Facebook Page & givingtuesday.org to find out more!

The Beat: Arts Ed NJ’s Monthly Newsletter – October 2017

Prepare to be wowed. Arts Ed NJ has so much to share in this issue of The Beat.  Connect to the findings of the Rutgers-Eagleton Public Opinion Poll on Arts Education.  Spend time reviewing the outcomes of the NJ Arts Education Census Report.


The Beat: Arts Ed NJ’s Monthly Newsletter – September 2017

September is here and it is going to be a September to remember. In the Arts Education world in New Jersey the next month is beyond busy. Here’s what is happening:

The Beat: Back to School Edition. August 2017

The Beat Back to School Edition August 2017

The Beat E-Newsletter: June 2017

Hard to believe that it is June and another school year is coming to an end.
What is the NJAEP doing this summer? Well – the short answer is A LOT!
This summer we will be busy planning for September. Much is happening in September and we want to share a few of those things.
September brings:
  • The release of the third New Jersey Arts Education Census Report
  • Arts in Education Week from September 10-16
  • New Visual and Performing Arts Standards from the NJDOE
  • Results of a new Eagleton Poll with statewide public opinion on issues regarding arts education.
  • The ARTS ED NOW campaign growing in scope and impact
The month culminates on September 28 with the second Arts Ed Now Summit. The brilliant Sir Ken Robinson, described by Fast Company magazine, as one of “the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation” is the keynote speaker. Certainly a day not to be missed.
And you can join the fun. Throughout the summer we will be providing ideas and tools for you to take advantage of all the information and be active in your own school or organization during Arts Education Week. The Summer is the perfect time to plan for how we can work together to elevate the place of arts education in our schools.
More to come on all of these fronts. Stay tuned.
All of us at the Partnership wish you a wonderful, restful, refl

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Arts Ed NJ’s THE BEAT. June 2018

Ahhh June. The end of the school year. The exhilaration of completion. The ...