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Here we are in 2018, and the arts have become more important than ever as a means of self-expression for our children, as a means of academic access for our children, and as a means of equity for our children. Since its inception, in 2011, Save the Arts has been a part of some very positive shifts in the Arts Education dialogue. We helped bring awareness to the importance of arts education. Save the Arts was founded because in 2011, LAUSD was poised to cut the arts for all elementary students in the LAUSD. Countless parents, students, arts educators, entertainers, and community partners worked together to inform the public of the importance of arts education. Our voices joined to resist cuts, and because we spoke with one voice about how necessary the arts are to our children's development, and our community as a whole, we were able to keep the entire LAUSD Elementary Arts Program. 

Save the Arts helped provide arts education to thousands of students in the LAUSD, and beyond. Many people throughout the Country visited our website, and sent emails seeking advice on how to ensure that their public school arts programs would not be cut. For example, one student in Missouri whose music program was going to be cut, put into action the suggestions given to her by Save the Arts, and with the help of her community was able to save her Music teacher's position that year. The most powerful tool that an artist has is his or her art and his or her voice. These students used their art and their voices to show the school board and others how important their arts program was to them, and they were rewarded when their music teacher's position was not eliminated. None of this would have been possible without your support, so thank you. We look forward to elevating the conversation each day with the end goal being all art forms for every child in every school. Stay tuned throughout for more great arts information throughout 2018!!

 

"Art is our one true global language. It knows no nation, it favors no race, and it acknowledges no class. It speaks to our need to reveal, heal, and transform. It transcends our ordinary lives and lets up imagine what is possible" - Richard Kamler


 

 
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