ARTS IN THE SCHOOL DAY (NASD) gives young people in grades K-12 the
opportunity to experience and be inspired by all kinds of creative arts -
Participation is FREE and there are no rules.
The day’s activities can be as ambitious or
as modest as schools wish. The 1st NASD took place on April 16,
2008 as six schools in the Port Chester, New York public schools
opened their doors to 30 guest artists who shared their art with
students at every grade level - through special presentations,
assemblies, master classes and talk-backs. On this same day, classroom teachers taught the day's
lessons with an arts focus or through an arts-based approach to Language
Arts… Algebra, American History, the Sciences and yes, even spelling!
This platform includes three key priorities:
publicly champion the importance of arts
education; expand public and
private partnerships between schools and arts organizations; and create
an Artists Corps.
ARTS IN THE SCHOOL DAY embodies all of these goals including a model based on 30 years
of community programming. President Obama entered office with the
first-ever presidential artsuccess, for a community Artists Corps.
This new era of change recognizes the power of individuals
at community levels to make a difference in building a better
NATIONAL ARTS IN THE
SCHOOL DAY is a way to keep the arts in your school at no cost.
Participate in 2016
and create unforgettable arts experiences for young people, teachers and
artists in your community.