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The Voice of Arts Education in NJ: Keeping you up to date in our field
Happy National Arts &
Humanities Month!

Join us in celebrating this month with this PhotoChallenge!
Share your art and use #ShowYourArt2018 & #ArtsEdNow

Don't forget to go to the Arts Ed Now website and
check out the new Graphics & Gear section for inspiration!

Arts Ed NJ's School Board
Candidate Survey Results


Did your local candidates take the survey?
Arts Ed NJ has a New website!
Mark Your Calendar! 
On  November 27th, 2018  Arts Ed NJ will be participating in #GivingTuesday

We hope you will join us in celebrating this global day of giving!
Stay tuned for more info about #Giving Tuesday and
Arts Ed NJ's End of Year Campaign in the November issue of The Beat .
Celebrating 20 Years of Commitment to Music Education 
Apply to be recongized as a Best Communities for Music Education , a designation that acknowledges schools and districts for their commitment to
and support of music education.

Field Trip NJ Fund is pleased to once again offer grants to schools in low-income communities for educational field trips during the 2018-2019 school year.

Our Blog
Blog: Fostering Social-Emotional Learning In and Through ...

There is a great deal of research to demonstrate that arts-based learning often leads to profound impact, with outcomes such as improvements in student learning and mastery, student engagement, and positive school culture and climate....

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Upcoming Session:
Arts Ed NJ Professional Learning offers a variety of learning opportunities, featuring topics that can assist educators, teaching artists, administrators, school board members, and creative leadership teams to extend the impact the arts in education.  Connect with Arts Ed NJ today for more information!

October 30, 2018 | 9am - 3pm

Register at  
Or call (609) 860-1200
Arts for All Students Is Goal of Campaign

During an event featuring the N.J. State Teen Arts Traveling Exhibition and special performances by teen artists, state education leaders on Sept. 12 called for school districts to expand and enhance arts programs for all students.

New Jersey is in the middle of a campaign to increase students’ arts participation in high schools to 60 percent by 2020. The campaign aims to grow the number of schools providing more than two arts forms, and to expand participation in elementary and middle schools to 100 percent. Ultimately, the goal is to see that all New Jersey students will have access to, and participate in the arts, organizers said. Read More
@americans4arts - How can we be in two places at once? The magic of  #ArtsEdWeek —and a strong team of collaborative colleagues to make it happen! We were thrilled to be able to celebrate in person at events last night in Indiana and New Jersey.  #postcardsfromthefield
From  #AFTAstaff  Emma: “Despite the rainy evening, an excited group of arts educators, administrators, and patrons from across New Jersey gathered to celebrate back to school night at the Arts and Education Center with an evening of networking and re-committing to the mission of arts education for every student led by @ArtsEdNJ, @jerseyarts, and @njteenarts. Activated by a silent auction, arts advocacy photobooth, teen short-story reading, and surrounded by award-winning teen art, the program was welcoming and warm.”
With campaign tools and success stories to guide you, any arts education advocate can become a Change Agent in their school, district or the whole state.

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About the Arts Ed NJ
Arts Ed NJ is the unified voice for arts education in New Jersey. Arts Ed NJ (previously the New Jersey Arts Education Partnership) was originally founded in 2007 as a cosponsored program of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, with additional support from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, New Jersey Department of Education and Music for All Foundation. Additional support has been provided by the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation, ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. The mission of the Arts Ed NJ is to provide a unified voice for a diverse group of constituents who agree on the educational benefits and impact of the arts, specifically the contribution they make to student achievement and a civilized, sustainable society. Additional information is available at
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