The MCC seeks to restore $1.8 million to its annual budget so that it can support more arts education and creative learning in history and science, both in school and out of school.
Important! Contact your State Senator!
This month the Massachusetts Senate debates its version of the state budget for the coming fiscal year. Now is the time to let your Senator know that MCC funding to support education in the arts, humanities, and sciences is important to you. Go here to find contact information for your Senator, and check this link for the latest advocacy updates from MCC.
Come to the State House May 24!
Show your support at the State House on May 24 at Arts|Learning’s annual arts education symposium and advocacy awards.
Arts|Learning is presenting its annual arts education symposium and advocacy awards on May 24 at the Massachusetts State House, Gardner Auditorium, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The symposium, Theory in Action: Research to Results, will examine best practices in arts education including community partnerships, Understanding by Design curriculum planning, interdisciplinary arts instruction, and the Universal Design for Learning model.
Arts|Learning’s 26th Champions of Arts Education Advocacy Awards will be announced throughout the day. Honorees include Anita Walker, MCC Executive Director; Senator Stanley Rosenberg; Representative Alice Peisch; and Peter H. Reynolds, author and illustrator of such famous books as The Dot and Ish.
During the day, attendees will have an opportunity to visit their legislators’ offices to talk about the importance of arts education. (The Massachusetts Senate will be in full session discussing the state’s budget for next year.)