National advocacy

National Advocacy

The Educational Theatre Association is engaged in a broad range of national issues and initiatives that impact theatre education. In the rapidly changing landscape of education, it’s often important to frame your local and state-based advocacy with a “big picture” perspective. Issues and policy decisions made at the federal level can have a direct impact on what happens in your state, district, and even in your theatre program. Knowing and stating that your national arts education organization is invested in important efforts in support of arts educators and students can help strengthen your advocacy position and creditability.

The projects and issues noted here are ones that EdTA has played or even continues to play a direct role in shaping. The research and studies represent the most useful, reliable data available focusing on theatre and other arts education. The organizations listed include national groups that are or have been EdTA strategic partners on arts education projects or initiatives.

Projects and issues

Research and reports


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