Speak Up! For the Arts is an Arts Advocacy Toolkit for parents and teachers that helps demonstrate why the arts are important in the education process and how to develop your voice for the arts. We have partnered with Ohio Citizens for the Arts and the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education to provide the most current and effective advocacy materials to help you work to keep the arts in your school.

The toolkit includes a DVD with two videos:

Speak Up! For the Arts - Teachers, parents, administrators and artists speak up about the impact the arts have on learning and the need to support arts education.
Advocate for the Arts - Practical advice about how to meet with your state and local representatives.
The toolkit on this website includes numerous PDF files to help you with talking points, advocacy strategies, self-tests for your school district and the latest arts education research.

Thanks to our generous funders! The Speak Up! For the Arts project was made possible by grants from:
The Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation
The Ladislas and Vilma Segoe Family Foundation
The Fine Arts Fund
BJ Connective Concepts
The Speak Up! For the Arts DVD is available for free for a limited time. If you have any questions or comments contact us: arts@cetconnect.org.