NAEA Advocacy Toolbox: #VisualArtsEdMatters
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | 7-8 pm ET
FREE for NAEA Members; $49 for non-members
Up your advocacy strategy in honor of National Arts in Education Week—September 10-16, 2017! Explore federal and state opportunities for impacting policies to support visual arts education. Find out more about what YOU can do to advocate for your programs on a state and local level. Get involved with NAEA's new advocacy initiative #VisualArtsEdMatters while gaining tips, tools, and resources to help spread the word and make a difference.
Kathi R. Levin
Policy and Legislative Liaison, National Art Education Association (NAEA)
Kathi R. Levin, a national leader in arts education for over 20 years, is an ongoing consultant with the National Art Education Association, managing a portfolio which supports the association’s policy, advocacy, research, national standards, and leadership development efforts. She is the Program/Development Officer for NAEA's grant-making National Art Education Foundation and consults with organizations in arts education, strategic planning, management, and governance. Her clients have included the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and Americans for the Arts. Ms. Levin was Director of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network for over a decade where she conceived of and wrote A Community Audit for Arts Education (the foundation of the Center’s "Any Given Child" Initiative), and managed outreach and leadership development initiatives, including over 25 national partnerships. She previously served as a senior staff member of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Executive Director, Alabama Arts Alliance
Donna Russell is Executive Director of the Alabama Arts Alliance, an Advocacy and arts education organization providing statewide services including professional development and advocacy activities for educators, administrators, arts organizations, and citizens. Her work supports programs, policies, and practices that ensure that all Alabamians can discover and develop their talents, have access to a comprehensive arts education, and possess a knowledge of arts that enables them understand the cultural heritage of others. Ms. Russell serves as Alabama's State Captain for the Americans for the Arts Advocacy Coalition, the State Arts Action Network, and the Alabama Artistic Literacy Consortium. She has been appointed by the governor to serve on the Arts Education Course of Study task force and is the President of the Alabama PTA.
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