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Save The Arts

  1. 1. Check it out….
  2. 2. In 2010 an unprecedented number of schools will be making drastic budget cuts due to our nation’s economy. Most schools will target the arts as by cutting supply money and teachers. You have the choice to vote yes or no on your school’s budget.
  3. 3. Schools will question the value of the arts…. Let’s give them answers.
  4. 4. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that by 2018 there will be over 2 million jobs that require a background in the arts.
  5. 5. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that by 2018 there will be over 2 million jobs that require a background in the arts. The arts produce jobs. painters and musicians? Are there really hey
  6. 6. Nope 2 million hey
  7. 7. 2 million jewelry designers, photographers, graphic designers, architects, cartoonists, glass blowers, medical illustrators, cartographers, comic book creators, fabric designers, florists, drafters, graphic designers, dancers, actors, musicians, makeup artists, landscape architects, archivists, curators, museum technicians, fashion designers, singers, industrial designers, mosaicists, advertising art directors, lithographer, advertising commercial directors, advertising copy writers, advertising creative directors, advertising illustrator advertising photographer aerial photographer animation director animator (digital/traditional) antique restorer architectural illustrator architectural technologist art auctioneer art consultant art critic art dealer art director-film/video/print art editor art historian art lecturer art librarian art publisher art therapist art/film critic artist-in-residence artists' agent assistant director automobile specialty painter background artist basketry artisan billboard designer book jacket designer buyer cabinet maker calligrapher caricaturist carpenter ceramic tile artisan ceramicist child/day care worker children's book designer children's book illustrator choreographer cinematographer color consultant combat photographer comic book inker comic strip artist computer graphics designer conservator corporate designer costume designer court artist crafts artisan creative director-advertising curator cutter & editor dark room technician dentist design consultant design engineer digital artist digital film maker diorama artist director display artist display designer documentary photographer draftsperson dressmaker editorial art director editorial illustrator editorial photographer elementary teacher exhibition designer fabric designer fashion buyer fashion designer fashion editor fashion illustrator fashion photographer fiber artist field-expedition artist film editor film/video camera operator film/video lighting designer film/video sound engineer floor covering designer foundry artist functional designer furniture designer gallery director gallery owner glass designer graphic artist graphic designer greeting card designer guide hair stylist haute couturier illustration agent illustrator-freelance industrial designer industrial photographer interior decorator interior designer jeweller landscape architect layout artist layout designer lecturer letterer lighting consultant lighting designer logo designer machine designer magazine designer make-up artist marine illustrator market researcher metalworker milliner mock-up artist model maker motion picture camera operator multi media designer muralist museum guide package designer painter parade float designer/builder paste-up artist performance artist photo journalist photo-retoucher photography editor plastic surgeon police & legal photographer police artistprimary teacher print maker properties artist publicity director puppetmaker renderer researcher restorer salesperson scenic designer scientific illustrator sculptor serigrapher set designer sign painter silversmith special effects technician stained-glass designer stonemason structural design engineer stylist tailor tatoo artist taxidermist teacher technical illustrator textbook author textile designer theatrical photographer tool designer tour guide toy designer travel photographer TV animator TV background artist TV commercials director TV director type designer typography designer upholsterer urban planner visual aids artist wallpaper designer weaver web page designer window decorator woodcarvers Nope 2 million hey
  8. 8. Everything we purchase has been “touched” by an artist in some way. In fact… Who designed it? photographed it? advertised it?
  9. 9. Every year, the non-profit arts industry generates: hey 166.2 billion dollars
  10. 10. Music fans have downloaded over 10 billion songs from itunes . The 10 billionth song was “ Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash hey
  11. 11. “ Du ring the Gulf War, the few opportunities I had for relaxation I always listened to music, and it brought me great peace of mind.
  12. 12. “ Du ring the Gulf War, the few opportunities I had for relaxation I always listened to music, and it brought me great peace of mind. I have shared my love of music with people throughout this world, while listening to the drums and special instruments of the Far East, Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Far North,
  13. 13. “ Du ring the Gulf War, the few opportunities I had for relaxation I always listened to music, and it brought me great peace of mind. I have shared my love of music with people throughout this world, while listening to the drums and special instruments of the Far East, Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Far North, and all of this started with the music appreciation course that I was taught in a third-grade elementary class in Princeton, New Jersey.
  14. 14. “ Du ring the Gulf War, the few opportunities I had for relaxation I always listened to music, and it brought me great peace of mind. I have shared my love of music with people throughout this world, while listening to the drums and special instruments of the Far East, Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Far North, and all of this started with the music appreciation course that I was taught in a third-grade elementary class in Princeton, New Jersey. What a tragedy it would be if we lived in a world where music was not taught to children. ” - General H. Norman Schwarzkopf — United States Army
  15. 15. He’s not alone… 93% of adults surveyed agree that music is part of a well-rounded education Only 43% of 8th graders have music 3 or 4 times a week But… hey
  16. 16. Speaking of 8th graders… only 52% have visual arts 3 or 4 times a week 40% of U.S. elementary schools don’t even have an art teacher hey
  17. 17. “ I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.” - William Morris
  18. 18. Kids who have arts education for at least 3 hours a week, throughout the year, are: 4 times as likely to win an award for academic achievement
  19. 19. 3 times as likely to be elected to class office
  20. 20. 4 times as likely to participate in a math and science fair
  21. 21. 3 times as likely to win an award for school attendance
  22. 22. 4 times as likely to to win an award for writing
  23. 23. In a 2000 survey, 73% of respondents agree that teens who play an instrument are less likely to have discipline problems.
  24. 24. Schools say there is not enough time in the school day for the arts… South Carolina schools that made room in their schedules for the arts, at the expense of other subjects, did not suffer a decline in standardized test scores in the other subjects. h
  25. 25. Involvement in the arts increases academic scores at all socioeconomic levels. hey
  26. 26. 15.1% of low arts 10th graders watched 1 hour or less. Kids who are more involved in the arts watch less TV . 28.2% of 10th grade students highly involved in the arts watched 1 hour or less of TV on a weekday. hey
  27. 27. The arts were recognized as a core subject in the Goals 2000: Educate America Act approved by both houses of Congress in 1994.
  28. 28. “ My husband and I believe strongly that arts education is essential for building innovative thinkers who will be our nation’s leaders for tomorrow.” -First Lady Michelle Obama
  29. 29. “ When I hear people asking how do we fix the education system, I tell them we need to do the opposite of what is happening, cutting budgets by cutting music programs….
  30. 30. “ When I hear people asking how do we fix the education system, I tell them we need to do the opposite of what is happening, cutting budgets by cutting music programs…. Nothing could be stupider than removing the ability for the left and right brains to function.
  31. 31. “ When I hear people asking how do we fix the education system, I tell them we need to do the opposite of what is happening, cutting budgets by cutting music programs…. Nothing could be stupider than removing the ability for the left and right brains to function. Ask a CEO what they are looking for in an employee and they say they need people who understand teamwork, people who are disciplined, people who understand the big picture.
  32. 32. “ When I hear people asking how do we fix the education system, I tell them we need to do the opposite of what is happening, cutting budgets by cutting music programs…. Nothing could be stupider than removing the ability for the left and right brains to function. Ask a CEO what they are looking for in an employee and they say they need people who understand teamwork, people who are disciplined, people who understand the big picture. You know what they need?
  33. 33. “ When I hear people asking how do we fix the education system, I tell them we need to do the opposite of what is happening, cutting budgets by cutting music programs…. Nothing could be stupider than removing the ability for the left and right brains to function. Ask a CEO what they are looking for in an employee and they say they need people who understand teamwork, people who are disciplined, people who understand the big picture. You know what they need? They need musicians .” -Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee
  34. 34. See, even the politicians agree on the importance of arts education.
  35. 35. Let your school district know how you feel about the arts!
  36. 36. Write letters e-mails status updates tweets
  37. 37. Write l etters e -mails s tatus updates t weets go to
  38. 38. Write l etters e -mails s tatus updates t weets go to board meetings budget forums vote
  39. 39. vote yes If your school values arts education,
  40. 40. If your school does not value arts education, educate your school.
  41. 41. Music Catharsis by Inisheer Song written by Amy Cann Intro on a propane tank by Erik Vanyserloo www.inisheer.net
  42. 42. Credits American Arts Alliance Fact Sheet, October 1996 NGA Center for Best Practices www.artsusa.org/ Americans’ Attitudes Toward Music, The Gallup Organization, 1997 The National Assessment for Educational Progress , 1997, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education Marvin Bartel, Ed.D. http://www.bartelart.com/arted/advocacyletterPA.html Dr. Shirley Brice Heath, Stanford University, for Carnegie Foundation for The Advancement of Teaching Dr. James S. Catterall, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA Americans Love Making Music – And Value Music Education More Highly Than Ever, American Music Conference, 2000 Arts Education Partnership National Education Goals Panel. Champions of Change , 1999 Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development , 2002, p. 90 study: The Arts in the Basic Curriculum Project: Looking at the Past and Preparing for the Future

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