Student Arts Activists Our Future in THEIR Hands!

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Student Arts ActivistsOur Future in THEIR Hands!

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Arts Activists?

“But aren’t they too young?”

Not too young to know:

◦ The arts are a part of our daily lives

◦ Students at Carl Sandburg Middle School create pinwheels that contain their written thoughts about war and peace.

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Arts Activists

The arts are connected to other parts of our lives

Part of a GLOBAL movement , Pinwheels for Peace– “Imagine Whirled Peace!”

Celebrating International Peace Day, Sept. 21

www.pinwheelsfor peace.com

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Arts Activists in Elementary School!

The arts depend on public support to make them accessible to everyone!

Federal support (NEA) and State support (NJSCA) help make the arts affordable for all including:

• Students• Senior citizens• Economically


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Students created Valentine Cards for former Governor McGreevey in 2002 when state arts funding was budgeted at ZERO!

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Visit jerseyarts.com during October, National Arts & Humanities Month

Upload a video (30 sec.-1 min.) that says what the arts do for YOU and win a Flip Mino video cam!

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Other Resources

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Americans for the Arts ◦artsusa.org

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Art Pride New Jersey◦artpridenj.com◦Arts Action Center – contact your legislators◦Connections online art gallery

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NJ Arts Education Partnership◦artsednj.org◦NJ Arts Education Census Project

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NJ Arts Education Collective◦njaec.org

◦The New Jersey Arts Education Collective is a partnership of not-for-profit organizations whose mission is to provide the highest quality, professional development for members of the arts and education community.

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Young Audience for Learning NJ◦yanj.org

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Art Pride NJ Foundation432 High St.

Burlington, NJ 08016609.479.3377 ext. 307

Fax – 609.964.1566www.artpridenj.com

[email protected]