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Americans For The Arts - The SAANbox
March 8, 2017
In this issue

AFTA Calendar
Arts Advocacy Day
March 20–21, 2017

Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington, DC 

The 30th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy
March 20, 2017
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, DC

2017 Annual Convention
June 16 - 18, 2017

Hilton San Francisco Union Square
San Francisco, California

National Arts Marketing Project Conference
November 10-13, 2017

The Peabody Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee

SAAN Calendar
SAAN Spring Meeting
March 19, 2017

Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington, D.C.

SAAN Summer Meeting
June 15, 2017

San Francisco, CA 

SAAN Member Calendar
Wisconsin Arts Day
March 9, 2017
Madison, WI

Alabama Arts Advocacy Conference
March 14-15, 2017

Montgomery, AL

Arizona Arts Congress

March 14, 2017

Phoenix, AZ

Missouri Fine Arts Education Day
March 29, 2017
Jefferson City, MO

North Carolina Arts Day
March 28-29, 2017
Raleigh, NC

Oklahoma Arts Day
April 12, 2017
Oklahoma City, OK

Pennsylvania Arts Day 
April 25, 2017
Harrisburg, PA

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State News
§  Two noteworthy arts and arts education advocacy updates occurred in the state of North Carolina. In an arts education, the North Carolina House of Representatives—showing bipartisan support in a vote of 110 for and 8 against—approved a bill on March 1 to create the state's first arts education requirement for middle and high schools.House Bill 97 would require North Carolina students to take one arts credit between grades 6 through 12 in high school. The rule would go into effect for students beginning 6th grade in 2020 and would exempt some children who transfer into a North Carolina school after 9th grade. Currently, North Carolina does not currently have a statewide requirement for students to take arts or physical education classes, but many school districts have a local requirement. HB97 has now been referred to the Senate Committee on Rules and Operations. 
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