The California Poetry Out Loud State Finals start this Sunday! The two-day event features 52 high-school poetry county champions vying for the state title and a chance to compete at the National Finals in Washington, D.C. An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Out Loud encourages high school students to learn about poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. Get all the event details in our latest press release.
Help keep arts in schools with your CA tax return
Arts education belongs in every school. Smart needs art - do your part! If taxes are part of your weekend plans, make some room to support creativity in the classroom while you're at it: Consider a contribution to the Keep Arts in Schools Fund. Visit keepartsinschoolsfund.org to learn how to donate.
Nominate an arts leader in your community
Do you know an inspiring arts leader or arts advocate? Americans for the Arts members can submit nominations of arts leaders from the community for one of seven 2019 Annual Leadership Awards. These awards recognize the achievements of individuals, organizations, or programs committed to enriching their communities through the arts and are presented each year in conjunction with AFTA annual convention. Submit your nominations by March 11 at 8:59 p.m. PST to honor a leader in your community.
Become an Arts in Corrections coordinating organization