This email is for those registered for the Summit XX Presummit Session - Arts Education Advocacy, What Every Fine Arts Teacher Should Know. You can pick up your registration materials at 9:00 AM on Jun 13th with Pre-Summit Sessions starting at 10:00 AM in the Airport Hilton in Austin Texas.

Jenny Parry
Jenny Parry is the Director of Programs for the Texas Cultural Trust.

The Texas Cultural Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to be the leading voice for the arts in education, advocacy, and economic impact in Texas, spotlighting the artistic excellence of our state. The Texas Cultural Trust produces a biennial state of the arts report that quantifies the impact the arts have in shaping the cultural, educational, and economic future of Texas.

Jenny is a passionate fine arts advocate with a personal and professional mission to nurture and develop quality fine arts experiences for all children. Prior to joining the Texas Cultural Trust, Jenny's work was specific to the development of fine arts education within the public education system. For 15 years, she worked to illuminate the fine arts as an art teacher and fine arts administrator. Jenny earned a Bachelor of Visual Art Studies from the University of North Texas, a Master of Curriculum and Instruction from Western Governors University, and holds Texas certifications as an art educator and principal.
Thank you so much for registering for the CEDFA Pre-Summit session, Arts Education Advocacy, What Every Fine Arts Teacher Should Know.

Our time together will include collaborative conversation, digital exploration in curriculum and free arts advocacy resources. Please bring your own tablet or computer to allow for personal exploration of these resources. We will provide a hand out where you may take notes and sketch plans for implementation. And of course, please come with questions about advocacy, data, resources, community partnerships, and research so you will leave well prepared to advocate for your students and your classes.

In addition to arts advocacy and community partnerships, we will explore the Arts & Digital Curriculum on the Texas Cultural Trustís Canvas platform. To make the most of our time together, please pre register for the Arts and Digital Curriculum (art, dance, music, and/or theatre), as this process can take 1-2 business days. To register go to and click register.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly or Carrie Williams (

Kind Regards,



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