ERIC Number: ED214859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Support for School Arts Programs. A Sourcebook of Ideas for Promotion of Any School Program. How To Do It.
Sterling, Carol; And Others
This booklet was designed as a guide for arts educators and contains ideas that can be used to generate interest and support for school arts programs. The first section is devoted to public relations. It contains suggestions on dealing successfully with the media in promoting arts programs. Included are such topics as getting coverage for arts events, establishing good public relations with individuals who can help to publicize events, and writing news releases. Section 2 offers suggestions on how to build support for an arts program by forming support committees, obtaining support from other organizations and groups, conducting effective committee meetings, and public speaking. In the third section, a discussion on forming a united effort to find financial support for an arts program emphasizes organizing a team effort that will be an effective tool for active advocacy of the arts. A resource directory of advocacy groups in New Jersey is included in this section. Section 4 presents suggestions on how to influence state legislators on funding for arts programs. Ways of creating legislator interest in a bill, obtaining community support, and establishing relationships with people who can assist in bringing pressure on the legislature are outlined. Three sample letters to legislators are included. The final section offers a list of New Jersey arts organizations and agencies that can help promote arts programs. (JD)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Art Education, Budgeting, Educational Legislation, Financial Support, Fine Arts, Lobbying, Mass Media, Program Development, Public Relations, Publicity, Resource Allocation
Educational Improvement Center-Central, 3684 U.S. Route #1, Building #1, Princeton, NJ 08540 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Improvement Center-Central, Princeton, NJ.