The NEA will consider forming a new, ongoing Arts Committee.  This Committee will seek educational reform to make quality arts education mandatory in public education.  The Committee will also promote and share research regarding the role of arts in student development, as well as curriculum which enriches students' arts education.  Finally, the Committee will work with appropriate federal, state and local agencies toward policies that ensure all children receive education that promotes their self-identify and self-expression through the arts.

Rationale/Background

In the arts, we find the one language that unites all individuals without prejudice or exception.  The NEA needs a body to represent and defend the arts at the highest levels of national, state, and local educational priority.

Contact

Ryan Cohen - CA

Cost Implications

This item cannot be accomplished with current staff and resources under the proposed Modified 2019-2020 Strategic Plan and Budget. It would cost an additional $12,000.