March for the Arts



“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

Art in Education Stories

“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.”

About March for the Arts

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.

Artist Roster

Teachers can browse the Artist Roster to find an experienced teaching artist to lead a hands-on workshop in his or her school.


Poetry Out Loud

Students can participate in the annual Delaware Poetry Out Loud State Competition.



Arts Education in Delaware

Arts Opportunities


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