“All of my art education came from the Delaware Art Museum. When I make art, I feel like it’s what I’m supposed to be doing.” -Brice
“None of the students had composed or performed slam poetry before.
James had yet to write even word about anything, in poetry or prose, despite his teachers’ best efforts to encourage him to do so. When it was time for the students to select a memory from their own lives, James picked up his pencil and wrote-page after page.
The bell rang for lunch. James asked if he could stay in the classroom and keep writing.
We later learned that James’ mother was to be released from jail later that day.”
March for the Arts was founded in 2003 when Delaware Senator Connor authored Senate Bill 116, designating the month of March as “March for Arts in Education Month.” Senator Conner envisioned a month devoted to celebrating arts education throughout the state–recognizing the critical role that the arts play in providing a well-rounded education for Delaware’s youth.