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ArtsEd Tennessee

Arts Education Advocacy

ArtsEd Tennessee is a statewide coalition of arts education advocates coming together to ensure that every Tennessee student has access to a comprehensive and sequential arts education (dance, music, theatre, visual art).

Become An Advocate

We are seeking organizations, businesses, and individuals to join us in advocating for arts education for students in Tennessee.

Vision

Our Purpose

ArtsEd Tennessee advances, promotes and supports music, theatre, dance, and visual art education through a robust statewide coalition of arts education advocates, including education, community, business, and parent members.

ArtsEd Tennessee advocates for visual and performing arts education for all students in Tennessee by mobilizing a coalition of statewide advocates.

With a focus on state policy, ArtsEd Tennessee is a champion for supportive policies and essential funding to advance quality, accessible arts education for all students.

Values

Our Plan

ArtsEd Tennessee supports the following values and pre-conditions for effective arts education:
GENERAL
ArtsEd Tennessee believes in working collaboratively with the Tennessee State Legislature, State Board of Education, State Department of Education and other state and NGO agencies to advance arts education in the state, seeking input and guidance on regulatory, policy and budgetary issues.
INSTRUCTION
ArtsEd Tennessee believes all students shall have access to quality arts instruction (dance, music, theatre and visual arts) taught during the school day by licensed specialists, highly skilled in the subject area being taught.
STANDARDS, ASSESSMENTS AND ACCOUNTABILITY
ArtsEd Tennessee believes arts classes shall be aligned with the TN Fine Arts Content Standards and taught by appropriately licensed teachers.
FUNDING
ArtsEd Tennessee believes school districts shall support adequate funding for and access to highly effective teachers, instructional materials, including textbooks, art supplies, musical instruments, scripts, instructional technology, and equipment, both in the classroom and in performance areas.
PARTNERSHIPS
ArtsEd Tennessee believes in the value of partnerships with the arts and culture community for the purpose of enhancing, enriching and strengthening school-based instruction and providing connections to careers in the arts and professional artists
SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT
ArtsEd Tennessee believes school districts shall provide appropriate facilities for teaching and performing the arts, including designed classrooms and performance/exhibition spaces for dance, music, theatre, and visual arts.

Join

Our Cause

Founded in 2017, ArtsEd Tennessee seeks to become a statewide leader in ensuring that every Tennessee student has access to a comprehensive and sequential arts education, provided during the school day as a part of the core curriculum, and provided by a highly trained, qualified and licensed arts teacher, skilled in the subject area they teach.

To become an ArtsEdTN member , visit our Join Us page.

Our Social Network

Core Members

The ArtsEd Tennessee core leadership team includes: Tennessee Music Education Association and regional affiliates, Tennessee Art Education Association, Tennessee Educational Theatre Association, Tennessee Association of Dance,  and KHS America

Want to stay informed about legistrative decisions in arts education?

Follow our updates

We will update you regularly during the legislative session, letting you know when key measures are up for a vote.

If you can help with advancing our cause, please join our group today. We would love you hear from you.

GET TO KNOW YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS

Every vote and every voice matters.
Let your representatives know you support the arts in our Tennessee schools.

Supporting Members

We are grateful for the contributions of our supporting members, including the NAMM Foundation, the Tennessee Arts Academy Foundation, Americans for the Arts, AMRO Music, the CMA Foundation and KHS America.

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