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Welcome to the Pennsylvania Arts Education Network

The Pennsylvania Arts Education Network is a statewide coalition of arts, arts education, and advocacy organizations and individuals committed to working together to strengthen public and policymaker support for Arts Education in Pennsylvania.

The creation of the Network is one of the recommendations included in the Creating Pennsylvania’s Future Through the Arts and Education, a report published in March 2012 by The Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC). EPLC provides staff and other support for the Network. This unprecedented coalition respects the autonomy of its member organizations, but adds value to the work of each of them by promoting and facilitating much-needed voluntary collaboration that utilizes shared goals, strategies, messages, and activities.

The Network’s Public Policy Agenda

The Network’s Steering Committee has approved a 7-point Public Policy Agenda. These are actions that can be taken by state and school district officials to support arts education.

Join the Network – Support Arts Education in PA

You can make a difference. Support arts education in your community and in Harrisburg. Join the Network today!

News About the PA Arts
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Save the Date! The 2016 PA Arts and Education Symposium will be held on October 27, 2016

The Pennsylvania Arts Education Advocacy Network and EPLC will host the Sixth Annual Arts and Education Symposium on October 27, 2016 at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg Convention Center in Camp Hill, PA.  Registration and additional information will be available at in late July.

Thank you to all who made the Fifth Annual Arts and Education Symposium a success.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 Radisson Hotel Harrisburg Convention Center 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Act 48 Credit is available. The event will be a daylong convening of arts education policy leaders and practitioners for lively discussions about important policy issues and the latest news from the field. The symposium is hosted by EPLC and the Pennsylvania Arts Education Network, and supported by a generous grant from The Heinz Endowments.

Arts Education News

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(Jan 14) Registration for the 2016 Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, DC (March 7-8, 2016) is open!

Registration for the 2016 Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, DC (March 7-8, 2016) is open! Don’t miss the opportunity to make your voice heard with others from Pennsylvania, now more than ever with ‪#‎ArtsVote2016 and the elections around the corner! For more information or to register, visit

(Oct 14) More schools are working to integrate the arts into classroom learning

By Donna St. George The third-graders at Capitol Heights Elementary School are showing what they have learned about ancient Chinese dynasties, but there is no conventional quiz. They are gathered in small groups writing song lyrics — testing ideas, rhyming words, adding details, singing to each other. Some perform for the class. “The wall of […]