Below you will find information about a collage workshop in Glendive, workshop on working in the arts with children on the autism spectrum, The Arts and Passion-Driven Learning institute presented by Silk Road and Harvard Graduate School of Education, Nominations Being Accepted for 2012 National Medal of Arts, VSA and CVS Present “All Kids Can CREATE” 2012, 2012 VSA Playwright Discovery Program Call for Scripts, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center is now accepting proposals for 2012 – 2013 Resident Fellowships, next grant deadline for Humanities Montana, Media Arts Added to National Coalition for Core Arts Standards, New Arts Integration Resource from the Kennedy Center, Creating Quality that provides information, tools and other resources to evaluate and improve the quality of arts education and creative learning, New Research from The College Board in Support of Arts Education Standards, and one job opening.
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I don’t list workshops in this newsletter most of the time but this looks like an opportunity for those of you in the eastern part of the state. Beck
COLLAGE WORKSHOP with Bill Harbort
Saturday, March 24 ~ 10am – 4pm, Cost $40
William Charles Harbort a.k.a. Billy Chuck is originally from New York where he worked as a commercial artist; a package designer for a major cosmetics company, an art director for a
children’s educational software company and an automotive magazine illustrator. Bill is currently a Professor in the art department at Minot State University. “Being a college professor has provided me the opportunity to explore…. my painting is driven by thoughts; commercial art, pop culture and bits of ephemera. “Paint-by-numbers”, coupons and clip art are just a few ingredients often found in our popular culture landfill. I am fascinated with each individual ingredient and the infinite messages that can be expressed by combining and juxtaposing them thru collage. It is through this process that I discover meaning and express thought. Allusion, suggestion and investigation become an important part of the viewing experience.” (See attachment for the agenda and supplies list)
DAWSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Art Department-Gallery 126
Dawson Community College | 300 College Drive | Glendive, Montana 59330
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
Jane Wynne, Director of Public Relations 406.377.9449
Toll Free: 1-800-821-8320
Working in the Arts with Children on the Autism Spectrum
When: 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28
Where: Paris Gibson Education Center-Cafeteria, 2400 Central Avenue, Great Falls
Renewal Credits: 6 OPI
Target Audience: Teaching artists, classroom teachers and paraprofessionals, arts education staff from cultural organizations, and support staff for people with disabilities
July 27-29, 2012
The Arts and Passion-Driven Learning
An institute presented in collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Education
Our arts-integrated program Silk Road Connect is fostering passion-driven learning by connecting students and teachers with artists in the classroom. In collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Silk Road Project will offer a weekend institute at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, for educators and teaching artists from all disciplines.
Join educators and artists from a variety of backgrounds to deepen your understanding of how learning takes place in and through the arts. The institute will open with a conversation with Yo-Yo Ma and a concert by the Silk Road Ensemble.
Tuition: $875 (travel/accommodation to be arranged by participant)
The Arts and Passion-Driven Learning is a registration program. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Silk Road Project will make limited funds available for assistance with tuition and travel. Participants should seek funding from other sources where possible. The application for financial aid is attached to the institute application.
Harvard’s Programs in Professional Education
Nominations Being Accepted for 2012 National Medal of Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) encourages the American public to nominate artists and arts patrons for the 2012 National Medal of Arts.
The National Medal of Arts is presented by the President and is the highest award given to artists, arts organizations, and arts patrons in the United States in honor of their creativity, inspiration, and hard work. These exceptional individuals have significantly enriched the cultural life of our nation. Past awardees have included Ralph Ellison, Georgia O’Keeffe, Al Pacino, Jessye Norman, Suzanne Farrell, as well as architects, designers, arts educators, directors, and composers. Arts organizations as well as arts patrons have also received recognition.
Visit the NEA website and the Lifetime Honors tab to submit a nomination for a 2012 National Medal of Arts. The deadline is March 31, 2012. The nomination process is managed by the NEA.
VSA and CVS Present “All Kids Can CREATE” 2012
VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, and CVS Caremark All Kids Can are inviting all children ages 5-15 to submit original artwork on the theme “What Inspires Me” to the 2012 All Kids Can CREATE program. This year’s call for art, which launched on the birthday of the inspiring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., invites students to reflect on what inspires them and share those inspirations through art! Submissions will be featured in an online gallery and considered for display in the “What Inspires Me” exhibition debuting at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C. in August 2012. The deadline for submitting artwork is April 8, 2012. More information can be found at http://ccsso.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3222734d2cafa7abd15e2c1b2&id=0e6ad103c9&e=fa55d9595e.
2012 VSA Playwright Discovery Program Call for Scripts
Submission Deadline: April 16, 2012
The 2012 Call for Scripts is now open! The VSA Playwright Discovery Program invites middle and high school students to take a closer look at the world around them, examine how disability affects their lives and the lives of others, and express their views through the art of playwriting.
Up to five playwrights will be chosen to receive $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. for workshops, rehearsals, and professional staged readings of their plays at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts!
Call for Proposals, 2012 – 2013 Fellowships
The Buffalo Bill Historical Center is now accepting proposals for our 2012 – 2013 Resident Fellowships. Click here to view the Call for Proposals for details and submit your proposal, current curriculum vitae, and two professional references by April 15, 2012 to the following address:
ATTN: Chris Searles
Resident Fellows Program
Buffalo Bill Historical Center
720 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, WY 82414-3428
The next deadline for grants $5,000 and above is April 20. Because our grant funds are fast disappearing, this is likely to be the last chance to apply for a grant above $1,000 until the August 20 deadline.
Humanities Montana is especially interested in proposals focused on the 40th anniversary of the Montana Constitution and the 150th anniversary of Montana Territory. Full information on grant guidelines and deadlines is available at Grants.
Media Arts Added to National Coalition for Core Arts Standards
The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) has added national, voluntary media arts standards to the Next Generation Arts Standards Project. Recognizing the growing interest and diversity of media arts as a new mode of expression within public education, NCCAS has formed a team of media arts writers and leadership to lead the work. NCCAS is committed to creating re-envisioned voluntary, arts standards that will build on the 1994 National Arts Standards (and the 2005 Standards for Learning and Teaching Dance in the Arts), that have helped guide curriculum designers, pre-professional training programs, funders, and federal and state policy makers in their PreK-12 decision making. The media arts team will create a set of standards that will be equal in rigor, breadth, and depth as those of those of dance, music, theatre and visual arts, while simultaneously recognizing that media arts will be embedded within each of the traditional forms as a pathway for knowing and understanding. Visit http://ccsso.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=3222734d2cafa7abd15e2c1b2&id=7b79e5dbed&e=fa55d9595e to learn more.
New Arts Integration Resource from the Kennedy Center
The Kennedy Center has just launched a new online resource about arts integration that draws on more than a decade of the Kennedy Center’s efforts to clarify arts integration principles and implement best practices. Visit the website and explore the what and why of arts integration, find out about the Kennedy Center’s arts integration program in schools, explore examples of arts integration practices, and discover a range of Kennedy Center resources. Check it out and share it with teachers, principals, teaching artists, arts organizations, others interested in arts integration:
Big Thought and The Wallace Foundation Launch “Creating Quality” Website
Noting growing recognition that quality is crucial to having arts education pay off for children, The Wallace Foundation and Big Thought have launched a new website, Creating Quality, that provides information, tools and other resources to evaluate and improve the quality of arts education and creative learning in schools, afterschool programs and summer learning opportunities.
Educators, artists, civic and community leaders, and policymakers can access resources that include:
- research, templates and articles,
- case studies featuring the work of schools, districts and nonprofits in Dallas and Boston, and
- videos featuring commentary on the evaluation process from local and national leaders in arts education.
New Research from The College Board in Support of Arts Education Standards
The College Board, in partnership with the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS), has released two new research reports designed to support the revision of the National Arts Education Standards.
A Review of Selected State Arts Standards examines recently revised arts education standards of eight states and districts, reviews media arts standards in four states or districts, and analyzes possible links between the new National Arts Education Standards and the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Math.
Child Development and Arts Education: A Review of Current Research and Best Practices is a literature review that analyzes research linking arts-based learning and human development, including physical and cognitive growth and academic skills. The study also includes research on the social and emotional impact of arts participation. http://nccas.wikispaces.com/Child+Development+Research
You can read the full press release and all five of the research reports done by the College Board on behalf of NCCAS from the navigation box on the left.
The Fort Peck Fine Arts Council is seeking an Education Program Coordinator to run our in-school residency program.
Will be developing and coordinating art education residencies in NE Montana Schools. Residencies are tailored to each schools needs. Must be comfortable marketing program to teachers, administrators and school boards. Experience in grant writing would be helpful. Experience in teaching youth in an arts/theatre setting is desirable. Travel is required.
Please send a cover letter and resume to: Fort Peck Fine Arts Council, PO Box 973, Glasgow MT 59230 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org