Arts Educators May 15 2013


Arts Educators,
Below you will find information on:
  • VSA Playwright Discovery Competition
  • National Core Arts Standards June Review
  • Does Arts Education Matter?
  • NEA Webinar on Federal Agencies’ Use of Arts Ed. to Foster Childhood Develop.
  • The Intersection of Creativity, Health, and Aging
This is the second to the last email newsletter coming from my desk. I am retiring the end of May. I have learned a tremendous amount putting this newsletter together. I hope it has been helpful for you.  Arni Fishbaugh will be the new “editor” as of June.
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Best regards,
Beck
Beck McLaughlin
Education & Web Services Director
Montana Arts Council
PO Box 202201
Helena, MT 59620-2201
406-444-6522
Arts Education Hotline 800-282-3092
http://artscounterbalance.wordpress.com/
VSA Playwright Discovery Competition
The VSA Playwright Discovery Competition invites middle and high school studentsto 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 script writing. Writers may write from their own experience and observations, or create fictional characters and settings. Scripts can be comedies, dramas, or even musicals—be creative! Young writers with and without disabilities are encouraged to submit a script.
Entries may be the work of an individual student or a collaboration by a group of students. The competition has two divisions: grades 6-8 and grades 9-12 (or equivalents). A distinguished jury of theater professionals selects one winner from each division. The Division 1 winner will receive a cash prize for his/her school. The Division 2 winner will receive a cash prize for his/herself and school. Learn more about the competition, including the rules for entry and the full submission process.
The 2013 Call for Scripts is now open! Submissions will be accepted online through the link below. All applications must be submitted by June 1, 2013Apply Online
National Core Arts Standards June Review
Like us on Facebook and follow us for news of the June review.
www.facebook.com/NationalCoalitionForCoreArtsStandards
Cory Wilkerson
NCCAS Communications
SEADAE Project Manager
Finding Common Ground
This is a blog by Peter DeWitt, an elementary principal in upstate New York. I often find his posting worthwhile. This one is titled “Does Arts Education Matter?” – Beck
NEA Webinar on Federal Agencies’ Use of Arts Education to Foster Childhood Development
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Federal Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development http://www.arts.gov/national/TaskForce/index.html, comprising 17 federal agencies and departments, recently held a webinar http://www.nea.gov/news/news13/Task-Force-Webinar-April-2013.htmlon how federal agencies use arts education to cultivate early childhood development. The webinar featured representatives from Head Start and the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, who discussed their efforts to integrate arts education into their programming. They also talked about current research on the school readiness of children participating in Head Start arts-enrichment programs. The webinar presentations http://www.arts.gov/podweb/webinars.html  are now available on the NEA’s website.

Grantmakers in the Arts
The Intersection of Creativity, Health, and Aging

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Arts Educators May 15 2013

Arts Organizations 4-11-2012

Arts Organizations,
Below you will find information on MAC’s celebration to honor new MT Circle of American Masters, Midori’s Partners in Performance grant program, The Innovation Lab for Museums: Request for Proposals, Sparkplug Foundation grant supports music, 2012 National Arts Index info, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Releases Arts Education Study, New NEA Research Report Shows Potential Benefits of Arts Education for At-Risk Youth, National Endowment for the Arts announces a new literature review, Assessing the Intrinsic Impact of Arts Participation, Google Art Project, Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide, and three job openings.
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Regards,
Beck
Beck McLaughlin Education & Web Services Director Montana Arts Council PO Box 202201 Helena, MT 59620-2201 406-444-6522 Arts in Education Hotline 800-282-3092 http://artscounterbalance.wordpress.com/
A SPECIAL INVITATION TO A VERY SPECIAL EVENT
The Montana Arts Council, the state agency charged with promoting the arts and creativity in Big Sky Country, invites you to a celebration to honor Montana’s Circle of American Masters In Visual Folk and Traditional Arts.
Old Supreme Court Chambers in the State Capitol
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 4, 2012
Reception to follow in the Capitol Rotunda
A member of Montana’s Circle of American Masters is a person of
significant cultural and artistic stature. Their work is representative of
the historic, traditional, and innovative arts and handcrafts distinctive to the State.
It is worthy of note on both a state and national level. 
(see attached PDF for the list of artists)
Enliven the arts in your community with Midori’s Partners in Performance grant program!Since 2003, Partners in Performance has collaborated with 16 communities in states from Maine to Washington to present world-class chamber music programs by artists like Midori and pianist Jonathan Biss.  Applications for the 2013/2014 season are due May 15, 2012. Looking to revitalize interest in chamber music in your area?  Apply to Partners in Performance today!
Visit http://www.pipmusic.org/ for more information. (Both The Great Falls Symphony and the Southwest Montana Arts Council based in Dillon have received this grant – Beck)
The Innovation Lab for Museums: Request for Proposals
The American Association of Museums’ Center for the Future of Museums, EmcArts and MetLife Foundation announce the second round of a new initiative created to enable selected museums to design, research and prototype novel approaches to field-wide adaptive challenges in a laboratory-like setting. The initiative is entitled the Innovation Lab for Museums, and is now accepting proposals.
 Deadline: Monday, May 14, 2012
Click to download the Request for Proposals for Round Two.

The Innovation Lab for Museums is an 18 to 24-month program for each of the participating institutions, utilizing the expertise of CFM and the proven experience of EmcArts in incubating organizational innovations in the cultural sector. In this second round of the Lab, three proposals will be accepted and preference will be given to projects focusing on innovation in the realms of:
Youth Education: exploring how museums can play a key role in a rapidly changing educational landscape
Demographic Transformation: how museums can close this gap and serve a broader, more inclusive representation of American society
Participatory Experiences: how museums can meet the desire of audiences for  participatory and social activities in museums.

Support for Music, Education, and Grassroots Organizing Programs
Sparkplug Foundation
The Sparkplug Foundation primarily supports nonprofit organizations that are proposing start-up projects in the fields of music, education, and grassroots organizing. In the Music category, the Foundation supports emerging professional musicians or music-development programs. In Education and Teaching, the Foundation funds projects that deal with “the whole student” and with learning as a community activity. Through Grassroots Organizing, the Foundation encourages activist strategies for addressing institutional injustices and for building a reasoned, just society. The Foundation also provides limited support for projects in Israel that involve Palestinian communities. The first steps in the online application process must be completed by May 9, 2012. The deadline for final applications is May 30, 2012. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the funding guidelines and online application instructions.

barry’s blog – 2012 National Arts Index

Some interesting highlights from the 2012 National Arts Index from Randy Cohen at Americans for the Arts – Beck
NCES Releases Arts Education Study
A ten-year study of arts education in public schools was released on April 2 from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools: 1999-2000 and 2009-10 presents selected findings from a congressionally mandated study with data collected through seven Fast Response Survey System surveys during the 2009-10 school year. Comparisons with data from the 1999-2000 FRSS arts education study are included where applicable. Here are some responses to the study from the Arts Ed community:
·        Ten Years Later: A Puzzling Picture of Arts Education in America, from Narric Rome at ARTSblog
·        Arts Instruction Still Widely Available, But Disparities Persist, from Erik Robelen at Education Week
·        Report: Arts classes at elementary schools reduced, from Cristine Armario at Associated Press

New NEA Research Report Shows Potential Benefits of Arts Education for At-Risk Youth

Youth Have Better Academic Outcomes, Higher Career Goals, and Are More Civically Engaged
Washington, DC — At-risk students who have access to the arts in or out of school also tend to have better academic results, better workforce opportunities, and more civic engagement, according to a new NEA report, The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth: Findings from Four Longitudinal Studies. The study reports these and other positive outcomes associated with high levels of arts exposure for youth of low socioeconomic status.
 
To read more and download a PDF of the report: http://www.arts.gov/news/news12/Arts-At-Risk-Youth.html

NEA Releases Audience Impact Study Literature Review

The National Endowment for the Arts announces a new literature review, Audience Impact Study Literature Review. This literature review is one of the NEA’s latest efforts to conduct and commission research that examines evidence of the value and impact of the arts in other domains of American life, such as education, health and well-being, community livability, and economic prosperity.
Assessing the Intrinsic Impact of Arts Participation
Intrinsic Impact is an on-line resource developed by WolfBrown in collaboration with Theatre Bay Area, Baker Richards and Groupofminds. The site offers tools to help arts organizations conduct meaningful assessments of the impact of performing arts events and exhibitions. It encourages consideration of audiences’ intellectual, emotional, aesthetic and social experiences as well as the “captivation” factor, which may serve as a gateway to other types of impacts. The Intrinsic Impact site offers methodological advice, survey and interview protocols and other resources to help arts organizations implement the ideas.

LACMA, Getty among 134 museums joining Google’s art site

From the Culture Monster blog at the Los Aneles Times:
Google Art Project, which launched last year with virtual tours and digitized artworks from 17 museums, has added 134 new museums to its site.
Idealware: Helping Nonprofits Make Smart Software Decisions
As nonprofits have increasingly turned to social media, policies and guidelines to govern their use of social media have become the new frontier. The open and community-based aspects of social media can be a huge benefit for nonprofits looking to reach out to new audiences and engage their existing base, but sometimes it can seem that no one knows the right way to use each channel, or where the lines are drawn—or even how to find out.  
It doesn’t have to be that way. 
A good social media policy will provide clear guidelines as to what staff should and shouldn’t do when posting and interacting with the community on a day-to-day basis. Your organization can create a policy to help guide your whole staff simply by thinking about how you would like to make use of social media.
Written using the research from the Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide, this workbook is designed to help you, as an organization, ask the important questions about social media, and take the next steps to growing a social culture. http://www.idealware.org/reports/nonprofit-social-media-policy-workbook
To download the workbook for free you have to provide your name, organization and email address. I have taken a free webinar from this organization that was helpful – Beck
JOB OPENINGS
VIGILANTE THEATRE COMPANY
Part time Office Manager
The Office Manager is the only employee of the Vigilante Theatre Company who is not a performer.  As the only person available on a daily basis to those who contract with and donate to the Vigilantes, this staff person is critical to maintaining the viability of the Company.  Dependability, creativity, affability, maturity are all important personal qualities.
To start, this is budgeted as a 15 hour per week, three hour per day (M-F) position, with potential for increased hours, depending on success with booking and grant writing.  The Board will be flexible in setting the daily schedule, but it is expected to be consistent day to day.  Beginning pay rate is offered at $10-12/hour, depending on experience. See attached Word document for more information.
South Arts seeks a dynamic, multi-talented executive director to build on its exceptional 37-year track record of strengthening the south through advancing excellence in the arts, connecting the arts to key state and national policies, and nurturing a vibrant quality of life.
South Arts, a nonprofit regional arts organization based in Atlanta, GA, was founded in 1975 to build on the South’s unique heritage and enhance the public value of the arts. South Arts’ work responds to the arts environment and cultural trends with a regional perspective. The organization works in partnership with the nine state arts agencies of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, and is funded by those member states, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), foundations, corporations, and individuals.
For more information: http://www.southarts.org/site/c.guIYLaMRJxE/b.8022725/k.67C1/Position_Announcement.htm
Employment Opportunity: AEP Senior Associate for Research and Policy (Washington, DC)

AEP is currently seeking a Senior Associate for Research and Policy. The ideal candidate is an experienced and visionary leader in education and the arts who is a strategic thinker, exceptional project manager, skilled researcher and policy analyst, and a strong communicator.  He or she also should enjoy working as part of a dynamic and highly collaborative team.  The position is based in Washington DC. For the full job description, including requirements, qualifications and application instructions, please visit www.ccsso.org/careers.

Arts Organizations 4-11-2012

Arts Educators 4-11-2012

Arts Educators,
Below you will find information on MAC’s celebration to honor new MT Circle of American Masters, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Releases Arts Education Study, New NEA Research Report Shows Potential Benefits of Arts Education for At-Risk Youth, Google Art Project, and a new online conversation apace for arts in education.
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Regards,
Beck
Beck McLaughlin Education & Web Services Director Montana Arts Council PO Box 202201 Helena, MT 59620-2201 406-444-6522 Arts in Education Hotline 800-282-3092 http://artscounterbalance.wordpress.com/
A SPECIAL INVITATION TO A VERY SPECIAL EVENT
The Montana Arts Council, the state agency charged with promoting the arts and creativity in Big Sky Country, invites you to a celebration to honor Montana’s Circle of American Masters In Visual Folk and Traditional Arts.
Old Supreme Court Chambers in the State Capitol
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 4, 2012
Reception to follow in the Capitol Rotunda
A member of Montana’s Circle of American Masters is a person of
significant cultural and artistic stature. Their work is representative of
the historic, traditional, and innovative arts and handcrafts distinctive to the State.
It is worthy of note on both a state and national level. 
(see attached PDF for the list of artists)
NCES Releases Arts Education Study
A ten-year study of arts education in public schools was released on April 2 from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools: 1999-2000 and 2009-10 presents selected findings from a congressionally mandated study with data collected through seven Fast Response Survey System surveys during the 2009-10 school year. Comparisons with data from the 1999-2000 FRSS arts education study are included where applicable. Here are some responses to the study from the Arts Ed community:
·        Ten Years Later: A Puzzling Picture of Arts Education in America, from Narric Rome at ARTSblog
·        Arts Instruction Still Widely Available, But Disparities Persist, from Erik Robelen at Education Week
·        Report: Arts classes at elementary schools reduced, from Cristine Armario at Associated Press

New NEA Research Report Shows Potential Benefits of Arts Education for At-Risk Youth

Youth Have Better Academic Outcomes, Higher Career Goals, and Are More Civically Engaged
Washington, DC — At-risk students who have access to the arts in or out of school also tend to have better academic results, better workforce opportunities, and more civic engagement, according to a new NEA report, The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth: Findings from Four Longitudinal Studies. The study reports these and other positive outcomes associated with high levels of arts exposure for youth of low socioeconomic status.
 
To read more and download a PDF of the report: http://www.arts.gov/news/news12/Arts-At-Risk-Youth.html

LACMA, Getty among 134 museums joining Google’s art site

From the Culture Monster blog at the Los Aneles Times:
Google Art Project, which launched last year with virtual tours and digitized artworks from 17 museums, has added 134 new museums to its site.
New Online Conversation Space for Arts in Education

A new online community discussion site, Continuing the Conversation (CtC), provides opportunity and inspiration for substantive dialogue on the issues facing the arts in education community. An initiative with roots in the Arts in Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, CtC brings together professionals and supporters of the field from all over the world. The mission of Continuing the Conversation is to promote and advance dialogue in order to identify and work on urgent issues in the Arts in Education sector and to inspire those involved to lead and create change in this sector and beyond through expanding the place of the arts in education and in society. Follow the link above to join or start a conversation.

Arts Educators 4-11-2012

Arts Organizations 3-28-2012

Below you will find information on the Doris Duke Artist Residency Program, Resource to Help Engage Your Board in Fundraising, Using Everyday Technology to Improve Your Services,  Creating Pennsylvania’s Future Through the Arts and Education, 2012 State of the Nonprofit Cloud, and two job openings – one at MAM in Missoula.
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Regards,
Beck
Beck McLaughlin Education & Web Services Director Montana Arts Council PO Box 202201 Helena, MT 59620-2201 406-444-6522 Arts in Education Hotline 800-282-3092 http://artscounterbalance.wordpress.com/
Support for Performing Arts Audience Development Initiatives
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation: Artist Residency Program
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Artist Residency Program is designed to support artists and organizations working together to pilot new ways of reaching the public and developing demand for the performing arts. The program will support at least 50 residencies for artists at dance companies, theaters, and/or presenting organizations with grants ranging from $75,000 to $150,000. Applications will be accepted from organizations with annual incomes of at least $300,000 that present and/or produce artists in jazz, theatre, and/or contemporary dance. Applying artists may be from any field. (Funded projects must have developing demand for jazz, theatre, and/or contemporary dance as their primary goal, not the creation of new work or creative time for artists.) Intent to Apply forms must be submitted by June 1, 2012; preliminary applications are due July 30, 2012. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the program guidelines.
Resources to Help Engage Your Board in Fundraising
A constant challenge for nonprofits—almost every nonprofit, everywhere—is getting board members to raise funds. With the right motivation, training, and support, some of your board members can overcome their hesitation. Start with clear ground rules about your fundraising expectations prior to bringing a new board member onboard. Discuss any requirements that board members will make personal and/or business contributions within a specific timeframe. Be equally specific about any expectation that board members are to ask others for contributions.

Unleashing Innovation: Using Everyday Technology
to Improve Your Services
Can nonprofits take better advantage of available technologies to improve the services they deliver, and the ways in which they deliver them? Our research with new partners at MAP for Nonprofits reveals a number of innovative approaches that make the most of new and existing technology. Find inspiration to transform how, and how effectively, your organization meets its mission in the free report we produced together, Unleashing Innovation: Using Everyday Technology to Improve Nonprofit Services. Download it here.

Creating Pennsylvania’s Future Through the Arts and Education
The Education Policy and Leadership Center
(Worth looking at for what we might be doing in Montana – Beck)
Through the work of the 32-member Study Group and assistance from the 13-member Advisory Committee, AEI has developed recommendations for policymakers and other key arts and education audiences, which are  included in EPLC’s Arts and Education Policy Report: Creating Pennsylvania’s Future Through the Arts and Education.  EPLC is building capacity within the arts community for effective policy advocacy at the state and local levels, which will bolster a campaign to support the Report’s recommendations.
2012 State of the Nonprofit CloudNTEN (the Nonprofit Technology Network) recently released The State of the Nonprofit Cloud: The Results of a Study of Nonprofit Use of Cloud Software, researched and written by Idealware. The 35-page report includes a data-rich look at perceptions of the cloud and how they differ from reality, and addresses everything from security and Return on Investment to adoption. It also offers a look at cloud usage in the real world through case studies of a number of nonprofits. The entire report is free over at NTEN.
JOB OPENINGS
Missoula Art Museum (MAM), a qualified 501(c)3 organization, is requesting proposals from qualified individuals to provide the Controller services described in detail in the attached PDF
MAM Controller
The MAM Controller will work closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to manage an annual budget of $800,000.  The Controller will oversee the bookkeeping function, support the ED in budgeting and cash flow forecasting, and be responsible for tax and financial reporting. The Controller will work in collaboration with the Executive Director, the Operations Manager, and the Board of Directors, and in accordance with MAM policies and procedures.
MAM is making the transition to in-house accounting using Quickbooks beginning July 1, 2012. The Controller will assist the MAM Executive Director and staff with setting up the chart of accounts and software system.
Please submit a letter of interest, by April 20, outlining your qualifications and experience to:
Laura J. Millin
MAM Executive Director
MAM
335 N. Pattee Street
Missoula, MT  59802
Or email resume, letter and supporting materials to lauramillin@missoulaartmuseum.org.
Jazz Arts Group Seeking Executive Director
Application Deadline April 20, 2012

The Jazz Arts Group is seeking a full-time executive director to assume strategic and operational responsibility for the organization.
 
Founded nearly 40 years ago, Jazz Arts Group is America’s oldest not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to producing, performing and promoting jazz. With the mission to advance and celebrate the art of jazz through performance and education, Jazz Arts Group has grown into a nearly $2 million a year, multifaceted organization serving central Ohio audiences.

A complete job description and application procedures can be found herehttp://www.jazzartsgroup.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/

Arts Organizations 3-28-2012

Arts Educators 3-28-2012

Arts Educators,
Below you will find information on VSA and CVS Caremark call for art, Target’s Arts – Culture + Design grants for schools, Princess Grace Foundation funding for dance performance and choreography awards, Art21 News items, The Phillips Collection’s arts integration teaching framework for K-12 educators developers are looking for teachers to participate, and Creating Pennsylvania’s Future Through the Arts and Education.
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Regards,
Beck
Beck McLaughlin Education & Web Services Director Montana Arts Council PO Box 202201 Helena, MT 59620-2201 406-444-6522 Arts in Education Hotline 800-282-3092 http://artscounterbalance.wordpress.com/
VSA AND CVS CAREMARK PROGRAM CALLS FOR ART
http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/linktrack.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.artsonia.com%2Fmuseum%2Fcollections%2Fdetail.asp%3Fcoll%3D229
Deadline: April 8, 2012. In collaboration with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and CVS Caremark All Kids Can, VSA is inviting children ages 5–15 to participate and submit art to the annual All Kids Can CREATE program. The theme for the 2012 campaign is “What Inspires Me.” The goal is for young people to reflect on their inspirations and express them through original works of art. All artwork will be considered for the “What Inspires Me” exhibition scheduled to be held in August 2012 at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, DC. VSA is the international organization on arts and disability and provides arts and education opportunities for people with disabilities.
TARGET’S ARTS, CULTURE + DESIGN IN SCHOOLS GRANTS
http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/linktrack.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsites.target.com%2Fsite%2Fen%2Fcompany%2Fpage.jsp%3FcontentId%3DWCMP04-031819
Deadline: April 30, 2012. Each year, Target’s mission is to aid schools across America to incorporate more arts into their curriculum. Arts that children deserve to have access to include music, art, dance, drama, and visual arts. Grants in this program total $2,000.
PRINCESS GRACE FOUNDATION FUNDING FOR DANCE PERFORMANCE AND CHOREOGRAPHY AWARDS
http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/linktrack.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pgfusa.org
Deadline: April 30, 2012. Working in conjunction with nominating schools and nonprofit companies, the Princess Grace Awards recognize the talent of individual artists in theater, dance, and film.  The Princess Grace Awards program is focused on locating and helping emerging performance and visual artists in their professional development. Awards are available for individual dancers as well as choreographers.
(Not quite sure how this all works but it looks interesting – Beck)
Art21 News
Season Six premieres nationally Friday, April 13 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) on PBS. Be sure to check your local listings in advance of the premiere.

Visit the Art21 website to watch the Season Six trailer, preview individual artist segments, and browse images of artwork and production stills.

New Videos from Exclusive and New York Close Up
Lari Pittman: Audience
Filmed in 2010 at Lari Pittman’s dual exhibitions “Orangerie” and “New Paintings” at Regen Projects, Los Angeles, the artist discusses the common misconception that his work is preplanned. Though he understands how audiences reach this conclusion, Pittman explains that his paintings result from a series of spontaneous decisions.
Judy Pfaff & Ursula von Rydingsvard: “Zygmunt”
Filmed at their respective studios in 2006, longtime friends Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard discuss their experience collaborating in 1992 on a large sculpture titled “Zygmunt.” Commissioned by Exit Art founders Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo, “Zygmunt” was an intersection of their ideas regarding weight and space and an opportunity for Pfaff and von Rydingsvard to learn from each other.
Kalup Linzy Makes His Way Through the Art World
How do artists navigate art fairs, galleries, and selling their work? In this film, artist Kalup Linzy takes the viewer on a tour of The Armory Show at New York’s Piers 92/94 on the Hudson River, reflecting on his career while meeting friends, gallerists, and curators.
Paul McCarthy: Chaos & Debauchery
Filmed in his Los Angeles studio, two of Paul McCarthy’s long-time assistants – Thomas Harris and Craig McIntyre – describe the process of sculpting, molding, and fabricating the artist’s large-scale works. Likening McCarthy’s artistic approach to taking a “snapshot of disorder” that’s then meticulously reproduced, Harris and McIntyre discuss how the formal qualities of the work dovetail with themes of chaos and debauchery.
Over the past 2 years, The Phillips Collection, an internationally recognized museum in Washington DC, has been developing an arts integration teaching framework for K-12 educators. This framework, the Prism of Arts Integration Teaching Framework, is still very much a working document and we are looking for K-12 educators to help us refine this arts integration tool.
We are inviting you and a select group of teachers to participate in a short-term, focused research study to help us better understand how you and other teachers might apply this tool in your classrooms and how you might benefit from its use. This short-term study will begin in late April and end in early June of this year (2012), during which time, you and other participating teachers will engage in the following
activities:
*           Use the Prism of Arts Integration Teaching Framework to adapt an
existing or develop a new arts integrated lesson plan;
*           Document your process of using the Prism of Arts Integration
Teaching Framework via pre-structured, online journaling activities; and
*           Participate in two, group telephone conversations with other
participating teachers – one at the start of the study in late April and one at the end of the study in early June.  These conversations will be led by our research partner, the Institute for Learning Innovation.
As a participant in the study, you will receive an honorarium of $100 upon completion of the project.
If you are interested in participating in this important study, please follow the link below to answer a few questions that will help us to determine your eligibility. Answering these questions will not take longer than 3-5 minutes and we will notify you within two weeks as to whether you have been selected to participate.
Follow this link to the Survey: Take the Survey <https: ?q_ss="1ZhCm6DPniDd
Uxe_6kRcC4lgdofqOfG&_=1>
Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:
Creating Pennsylvania’s Future Through the Arts and Education
The Education Policy and Leadership Center
(Worth looking at for what we might be doing in Montana – Beck)
Through the work of the 32-member Study Group and assistance from the 13-member Advisory Committee, AEI has developed recommendations for policymakers and other key arts and education audiences, which are  included in EPLC’s Arts and Education Policy Report: Creating Pennsylvania’s Future Through the Arts and Education.  EPLC is building capacity within the arts community for effective policy advocacy at the state and local levels, which will bolster a campaign to support the Report’s recommendations.
Arts Educators 3-28-2012

Arts Educators 3-14-2012

Arts Educators,
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.
Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Regards,
Beck
Beck McLaughlin Education & Web Services Director Montana Arts Council PO Box 202201 Helena, MT 59620-2201 406-444-6522 Arts in Education Hotline 800-282-3092 http://artscounterbalance.wordpress.com/
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
Cost: Free
Target Audience: Teaching artists, classroom teachers and paraprofessionals, arts education staff from cultural organizations, and support staff for people with disabilities
For more info and registration form http://art.mt.gov/artists/artists_profdevl.asp

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.

Financial Aid
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.

More information
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!
Guidelines, application, and teacher resources are available at http://www.kennedy-center.org/rd/?rid=40154&pid=4131846&sid=138756
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
Humanities Montana
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.

JOB OPENING
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 fptheatre@nemont.net
Arts Educators 3-14-2012