Below you will find information on:
- 2013 VSA Young Soloists Competition
- Institute for Artists and Administrators in Creative Aging
- Montana Poet Laureate Sheryl Noethe’s records ten 15-minute podcasts on teaching poetry
- Writing & the Value of an Arts Education
- EdTA Releases 2012 Survey of High School Theatre
- More than the Sum of Its Parts: Collaboration & Sustainability in Arts Education
- Arts Education Partnership 2013 National Forum April 4-5, Washington, DC
- One job opening at Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning thought the Arts
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2013 VSA Young Soloists Competition
The Kennedy Center invites entries from musicians ages 14 to 25 with a disability for the 2013 International Young Soloists Competition. The competition is open to international and domestic applicants, individuals, ensembles of two to five members, and musicians of all genres.
Since 1984, the VSA International Young Soloists Program has identified talented musicians who have a disability. The Competition annually selects up to four outstanding musicians from the United States and the international arena, and supports and encourages them in their pursuit of a career. These emerging musicians receive $2,500, professional development opportunities, and a performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
The deadline for entries is Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Competition guidelines, the application, and more information can be found at: www.kennedy-center.org/IYS
The Creative Center Training Institute for Artists and Administrators in Creative Aging
March 10-15, 2013 (rescheduled from Nov. 2012 because of Hurricane Sandy)
This week-long training will focus on the role of the arts in creative aging and, providing both a theoretical and didactic approach to implementing and sustaining high quality arts programming in a variety of settings serving older adults, from senior centers to long term residential settings for the frail elderly. Artists, as well as arts, nursing home and hospital administrators, will be given everything they need to create “best practice” arts programming in healthcare facilities, nursing homes and other long term care facilities, and rehabilitation, palliative and hospice settings. Since 2002, The Creative Center at University Settlement has been training artists from across the US to work in a variety of healthcare settings using the unique training program featured in our book, Artists in Residence: The Creative Center’s Approach to Arts in Healthcare.
Applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, January 25, 2013.
Applicants will be notified no later than Friday, February 8, 2013.
See attached Word docs for more information
Humanities Montana awarded the Missoula Writing Collaborative $1,000 to support Montana Poet Laureate Sheryl Noethe’s recording of ten 15-minute podcasts, focusing on lessons she has taught for the last 30 years.
Noethe designed the podcasts for educators to use in teaching creative writing, especially poetry. The purpose of the series, she says, “is to inspire teachers and students to develop critical thinking skills and literacy, and to demonstrate the importance of taking part in culture.”
Noethe introduces herself in the first podcast and offers an inspirational talk about following one’s dreams and working toward success.
• Lesson 2, The senses, details and the line break
• Lesson 3, Basic poetry vocabulary
• Lesson 4, “I Remember,” an acrostic
• Lesson 5, Eckphrastic poetry (poetry inspired by art)
• Lesson 6, “Lost,” about writing a poem that responds to another poem (in this case, David Waggoner’s “Lost”)
• Lesson 7, “Delight Song,” about the form of a list poem, and inspired by ”The Delight Song of Tsoai-talee” by N. Scott Momaday
• Lesson 8, “The Power of Circles,” based on the poems of Black Elk and other Native American authors
• Lesson 9, “The Hand,” gleaned from a collection of Pueblo poetry called Many Winters
• Lesson 10, “The Pantoum,” a 12-line poem that relies on repetition for its power
Available on YouTube.com (search for Sheryl Noethe).
NEA Art Works Blog
EdTA Releases 2012 Survey of High School Theatre
The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) has released a new national survey of the state of high school theatre in the United States. The 2012 Survey of Theatre in United States High Schools, created in partnership with Utah State University, was published in a special edition of EdTA’s quarterly journal, Teaching Theatre (available both electronically and in print).
The new survey is the first comprehensive study of the field since 1991. The survey results include findings on participation in drama programs, employment and qualifications of theatre teachers and teaching artists, the theatre curriculum and assessment, perceptions of the value of theatre programs, budgets and finances, facilities, and technology and new media.
National Guild for Community Arts Education
Written by two seasoned practitioners—Thomas Wolf and Gigi Antoni—the new book, More Than the Sum of Its Parts: Collaboration & Sustainability in Arts Education, is a primer on how organizations that offer arts education and creative learning programs can initiate, enter into, and support long-lasting partnerships. Vibrantly illustrated and presented in an easy-to-read format, it describes the theory and practice underlying various levels of collaboration—from organizational partnerships to mergers to community-wide systems. The book also offers inspiring, real-life examples of thriving arts education partnerships from communities large and small throughout the United States. Learn more.
Mark Your Calendars for the AEP (Arts Education Partnership) 2013 National Forum
On Thursday and Friday, April 4-5, 2013, AEP will convene its 2013 National Forum: Arts, Education, and the Next America, in the Nation’s Capital at the Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel.
National Forum registration begins January 2013:
- Early Registration for AEP Partner Organizations: $250; Jan. 21-Jan. 31 (midnight EST)
- General Registration: $250; Feb. 1-March 16 (midnight EST)
- Late Registration: $280; March 17-April 4 (midnight EST)
About AEP Forums:
With the goal of strengthening our nation’s public education system, AEP’s National Forums convene the country’s foremost leaders in education, arts, business, culture, government, and philanthropy to discuss what works in arts education and to advance best practices that help ensure a complete education for every child in America.
AEP National Forums provide a platform for sharing emerging research and shaping policy recommendations that improve schools and help students succeed. The National Forums have featured speakers such as U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman, PBS Education Correspondent John Merrow, and many other prominent figures.
AEP will hold only one National Forum in 2013; you won’t want to miss this important conversation in American education. Stay tuned to www.aep-arts.org and the ArtsEdDigest for concurrent session RFPs, program details, and more.
And . . .
The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) is proud to announce that John Maeda, President of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), will deliver a keynote address at the AEP 2013 National Forum April 4-5 in Washington, DC.
John Maeda is a leader who integrates technology, design, and business into a 21st century synthesis of creativity and innovation. His work as an artist, graphic designer, computer scientist, and educator earned him the distinction of being named one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century by Esquire.
(One of the first to talk about STEM to STEAM – Beck)
Program Assistant, DC/MD/VA Regional Program, Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts (Vienna, VA)
The Wolf Trap Institute seeks a full-time program assistant to provide administrative support and coordination for programs and activities of its DC/MD/VA Regional Program. Responsibilities include:
- coordination of program services and distribution of program information
- maintaining databases and generating program reports
- responding to inquiries and requests, scheduling, and booking travel arrangements
For more information, including application instructions, visit the announcement on the Wolf Trap website.