Advocacy

Theatre Educator Resources for Classrooms and Advocacy

“In a democracy like ours, everyone deserves to experience the arts. No child should need a permission slip to dream.

Art is not a privilege. Art is the soul of our civilization, the beating heart of our humanity, a miracle to which we should all bear witness, over and over again, in every home.”

– from a lecture given by Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation

Theatre transforms lives, and all children should have access to theatre education. Towards these ends and over many years, NYSTEA has succeeded in requiring Theatre Teacher Certification, helped create the certification exams, compelled the addition of performance credits for graduation, and more.

NYSTEA continues to be the primary Theatre Education advocacy organization in New York State, working in alliance with other arts educations and helping to write the new State Education Standards for Theatre.

Contact us for training in the new Standards, for Professional Development, and for any Advocacy information or assistance you need! The links below will also help you keep your program thriving.

Check back mid-September for links to the Revised NYS Theater Standards!

NYS Learning Standards – Theatre

 

Content for the Classroom Advocacy for the Arts
Arts Edge Logo  Arts Edge artsUSA Logo  ArtsUSA – Americans for the Arts
Arts Education Partnership  Arts Education Partnership ArtsEdSearchLogo  ArtsEdSearch
TANYS Logo  Theatre Association of New York State Arts Education Partnership  Arts Education Partnership
EdTA logo  Educational Theatre Association NYSAAELogo  NYSAAE – New York State Alliance for Arts Education
AATE logo  American Alliance for Theatre & Education NYSAAELogo  NYSAAE – New York State Alliance for Arts Education
NYS Dance Logo  New York State Dance Education Association PCAH Logo  President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
NAfME Logo  National Association for Music Education ATA Logo
NYSSMA Logo  NYSSMA – New York State School Music Association vh1 Logo  VH1 Save the Music Foundation
NYSMTA Logo  New York State Music Teachers Association
NYASTA Logo  New York American String Teachers Association
NYSBDALogo
Percussive Arts Logo  Percussive Arts Society

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