The Iowa Alliance for Arts Education is sponsoring the fifth annual Arts Advocacy Day at the State Capitol in Des Moines on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. We are currently recruiting advocates to attend this event. Advocates will have the opportunity to speak to legislators on the importance of arts education in our state. IAAE is also planning a celebration to mark the adoption of Iowa Fine Arts standards by the State Board of Education. Advocacy Day will begin with a training session at 8:00 a.m., followed by the opening of Iowa House/ Senate and visits to your assigned legislators. In the afternoon, there are will be IAAE presentations to the House & Senate Education Committees. If you would be willing to be an arts advocate, you can register by clicking the link below and then clicking the “Advocacy” tab on the IAAE website. Final information on Arts Advocacy Day will be sent the first week of January. Please pass on this information to your friends & colleagues. Thank you so much for your support of arts education in our state!