Emily Miethner, Co-Founder and President of NY Creative Interns will be speaking as part of the panel, “Schools Without the Arts: Mobilizing Public Support,” hosted by the Long Island Arts Alliance panel this Wednesday, November 16 from 8 am to noon at Farmingdale State College.
The panel’s goal is to share with the audience tools for marketing and promoting school arts programs to a broader audience, including legislators, the general public and the business community. The workshop is envisioned as a forum to inspire creative ways to stop “Preaching to the Choir” and start spreading the word about Long Island’s excellent arts education programs.
“We all know that arts can be the first to be cut in tightening school budgets. In our underserved areas, this has already happened, therefore, our goal for this workshop is to develop creative ways to preserve and celebrate existing programs. Of course, finding ways to work collaboratively with arts organizations, teaching artists and institutes of higher education is also critical. Many of these stakeholders will also be in the audience.”
Singer, songwriter Lucy Kaplansky will speak about the impact of the arts in her life and in the lives of her daughter’s generation. Then the panel will share strategies and tools for marketing and promoting school arts programs to a broader audience, including the political and business community.
The idea is to “Stop Preaching to the Choir” and begin advocating for the arts – where it counts.
Interested in attending? RSVP here. The event is free and open to the public.