Dear Arts Educators,
Here is your early July edition of the arts education enewsletter. An update on the Director of Arts Education position at the arts council: We have over 30 applications and will begin screening this week. I am happy to report that, at first glance, there are very strong applications! Hope your summers are going splendidly!
Arni Fishbaugh, Executive Director, Montana Arts Council, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Alex Nock, Vice President of Penn Hill Group, presented a webinar for Grantmakers in the Arts recently the progress of Grantmakers in the Arts’ K-12 arts education agenda and the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and other programs. To find out more, here is the link.
Your chance for public comment by July 15th
The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) will release PreK-8 draft standards for an online public review June 30 through July 15. A preliminary invitational review of the draft eighth-grade standards was completed in April. Anyone with an interest is welcome to participate in the public review of one or more of the discipline grade-band drafts in dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. Please visit the NCCAS website for details.
Look at how the Austin Independent School District is attempting to integrate the arts into all its classrooms.
An excerpt from a recent interview with the Broadway performer.
Preparing Students for the Next America: The Benefits of an Arts Education.
Arts Education Partnership (AEP) announces their new research bulleting on the benefits of arts education for all students. Using their research center, ArtsEdSearch.org, AEP presents a short composition on how the arts support achievement in school, strengthen skills in work fields, and supplement the lives of people within communities. Click here for link
Ovation’s Arts Ed Toolkit
Based on two arts documentaries shown on Ovation TV, Baroque! From St. Peter’s To St. Paul’s and Manet: The Man Who Invented Modern Art, Ovation partners with Cable in the Classroom and NYC Department of Education Office of Arts and Special Projects, to provide teachers and their classrooms with Arts Ed Toolkits: free standards-based lessons and historical images. Click here for link.
150th Anniversary of Montana Territory.
2014 marks the 150th anniversary of Montana Territory. This anniversary offers an ideal opportunity for Montanans to learn and reflect together about their past, present, and future. Humanities Montana offers a menu of possibilities for your community or organization to encourage celebration and reflection. Go here for grants and programs that can support your efforts.
Montana Authors Project.
Also in honor of Montana’s 150th anniversary, Humanities Montana will add five new books to the Montana Authors Project, our site dedicated to linking stories to the state’s geography. Click here for link
Montana Festival of the Book. The 14th annual Humanities Montana Festival of the Book will celebrate the literature of the West with over 70 authors, October 10-12, in downtown Missoula, free and open to the public.
National Endowment for the Arts Arts Education, School-Based Projects
DEADLINE: August 8, 2013
School-based projects must be directly connected to the school curriculum and instructional program. Activities may take place in or outside of the school building at any time of the day, including after-school and summer enrichment programs formally connected to school curricula. Projects must be based on a curriculum that aligns with either national or state arts education standards and include assessment of participant learning. Guidelines and application instructions for arts education projects that are school-based can be found on the agency’s web site. Click here for link
Deadline: August 8
The Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe program supports collaborative artistic and creative projects between Asia and Europe. Click above to learn more about the funding guidelines and application process.
Thriving Cultures Program
DEADLINE: January 1, 2014
Thriving Cultures Program is offering grants to art training organizations and projects with a pursuit of cultural, social and civic changes for their communities. Organizations can catalyze changes through art and culture by applying to one of the four program areas: Teens’ Artistic and Cultural Advancement; Community Engaged Design; Artists and Economic Development; and Artists Engaging in Social Change. http://www.surdna.org/grants/how-to-apply.html
Arlynn (Arni) Fishbaugh, Executive Director
Montana Arts Council
PO Box 202201,Helena,MT 59620