Welcome to NATIONAL ARTS IN THE SCHOOL DAY 2016
Friday May 20, 2016
The Port Chester Council for
the Arts, Inc. (PCCFA) of Port Chester, New York launched
this exciting initiative in 2008 giving thousands of children nationwide
the opportunity to learn about and be personally inspired by the creative
arts - in school.
One day every year,
all public and private schools across America are encouraged to incorporate
the arts into their classes from Kindergarten through 12th grade. How this
is done is up to the creativity and motivation of the schools and teachers.
It can be as ambitious as having all classes take part in a school-wide
performance or creative arts event, or as simple as a teacher enhancing
that day's lessons with an arts focus of her or his choice. The
possibilities are endless. Welcome a visiting artist, present that day's
lessons with an arts twist (yes even math and science classes), premiere a
student film, have students participate by drawing, painting or performing
in the classroom. "PARTICIPATE
in 2013" on this website for more ideas.
Exposure to the arts
plants the seeds that inspire children, create careers and grow businesses.
If you like to watch TV - you already
support the arts. Behind every
show are writers, composers, performers, producers and designers. American arts, including music, movies,
television and books, generate trillions of dollars for the economy and
inspire global relationships and innovation. At the core of these
businesses are the artists. Every one of them started out as a student who
liked to read, write, act in a play, sing in a musical, dance, play an
instrument, draw pictures or make a video.
It costs nothing to
participate and there is no organization to join.
Schools can make it
as ambitious or as modest as they choose. It's about your own school offering experiences that will
excite young people about the personal and career opportunities created by
exposure to the arts. Sanctioning of the arts by schools validates creative
thinking, encourages personal innovation and heightens self-esteem.
The Port Chester Council for the Arts.
Chester Council for the Arts was founded in 1981 and has
created significant arts-in-education programs including Port Chester
Schools' Literacy Through the Arts visiting artists program
(1999-present), Kinderart (1987-present), Castle Kids
& Connections arts-based childcare (1987-present) and the After-School
Arts Workshops (1982-1989).