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1. Participate

Sing, play music, read a book, dance, or draw with your child at home.

2. Support

Encourage your child to participate in creative outlets and celebrate their participation in arts activities both in their school and the community.

3. Go Read

Visit your local library and read "the classics" together—from Mother Goose to Walt Whitman.

4. Speak Up

Attend a school board or PTA meeting and voice your support for adequately funded arts education programs as part of the school’s budget. Brush up on the facts about arts education beforehand.

5. Take The Lead

Tell your child’s teacher or principal about how vital the arts are to quality education. Ask them what they need and how you can help!

6. Think Local

Read your local newspaper or community website to find out about local cultural events for you and your child to enjoy.

7. Volunteer

Donate time, supplies, or other resources to your child’s school or a local arts organization's education programs.

8. Join The Cause

Join our Cause campaign called "Keep the Arts in Public Schools." It’s free!

9. Be An Advocate

Show your support for arts education by speaking with education leaders and decision makers. For ways to take action, visit Americans for the Arts’ website.

10. Stay Informed

Keep up to date on the latest arts education news by subscribing to the RSS Feed on ARTSblog.