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Advocacy for the Arts

 

Advocacy Task Force

Back in November of 2012, the IAEA Board approved the Advocacy Task Force. IAEA members answered the call to participate in the Advocacy Task Force was born. Fast forward to 2017 members have connected with over a dozen art and education organizations in Illinois to build an advocacy network. The group’s purpose is to assure all students of Illinois have access to an art education and that it is part of the whole Illinois student.

Currently, we are working on the following:

 

  • Working with our local lawmakers, representatives, and district school board members to help understand, equip, and empower them how the ARTS can help students be global citizens.

 

 

  • Celebrating and investigating how ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) can positivity reinforce the ARTS. The Illinois State Board of Education has given us the charge to show how the Arts (Visual Arts, Music, Theatre, Dance, & Media Arts) education can and will be offered to all students in the state of Illinois. We will be doing this by gathering data and learning how to assure all Illinois students have access to the ARTS.


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Also, if you are interested in being a part of the Advocacy Task Force, email Michael Skura, sign-up below, or contact your Council’s Representative.

Meet the IAEA’s Advocacy Task Force
Contact the Advocacy Team Today!

IAEA Advocacy Advisor & Northwest Council Secretary advocacy@ilaea.org
Michael Skura

Past IAEA Advocacy Advisor & IHSAE Director
Chris Sykora

IAEA Co-Conference Coordinatorconference@ilaea.org
Eryn Blaser

IAEA President – iaeapresident@ilaea.org
Theresa McGee

IAEA Past President – pastpresident@ilaea.org
Joan Mills

IAEA Treasurer/Business Manager – businessmanager@ilaea.org
Nick Hostert

IAEA Secretary – secretary@ilaea.org
Jeanette Thompson

Policy & Research Director Art Alliance Illinois – centralvp@ilaea.org
Jonathan VanderBrug

IAEA Northeast Secretary – nesecretary@ilaea.org
Kay Silva

IAEA Southern Vice President – southernvp@ilaea.org
Josh Shearer

IAEA Publications Coordinator – publications@ilaea.org
Carolina Arroyave

IAEA Vendors Coordinator – vendors@ilaea.org
Jen Baker

IAEA Member & Glenn Westlake Middle School Art Teacher 
Alicia York

IAEA Electronic Editor – website@ilaea.org
Kevin Fogelson

IAEA Member 
Brooke Young

IAEA Member 
Meghan Sloan


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