IN THE SCHOOL DAY (NASD)
people in grades K-12 nationwide the opportunity to
experience and be inspired by all kinds of creative arts -
Participation is FREE and there are no
The day’s activities can be as ambitious or as modest
as schools wish. The 1st NASD took place on April
16, 2008 as the six schools of the Port Chester, New York
public school system opened their doors to thirty-five guest
artists who shared their art with students through
special presentations in elementary, middle and high school
classrooms and assemblies. On this same special day, dozens
of teachers taught the day's lessons with an arts focus or
through an arts-based lesson plan.
Make a Difference in Your Community
platform that 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.
NATIONAL ARTS IN THE SCHOOL DAY
embodies all of these goals including a model, based on 25
years of community
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 America. In these tough economic
IN THE SCHOOL DAYÒ
is a way to keep the arts in your school at no cost.
Participate in 2013 and create unforgettable arts experiences for
young people, teachers and artists in your community.