Arts Ed Blog

Published: March 15th, 2019

UBU Project Residency Explores Substance Abuse Prevention through the Arts at Cactus Shadows High School

Happy Youth Arts Month! The arts can be a powerful vehicle to understand our world and ourselves. They can improve student emotional well-being by providing the healing skills to express our truth and listen openly creating a sense of community and belonging. Today for Youth Arts Month, we are highlighting a story of a residency [Read more…]

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Published: March 13th, 2019

Arts Education Data Makes its Debut on the AZ School Report Card

Today in honor of Youth Arts Month we are thrilled to unveil that Arts Education is one of the first subject areas outside of federally required reporting included in the new AZ School Report Card system. Who has access to arts education in Arizona? What arts courses are offered in my child’s school? How many students are enrolled in dance [Read more…]

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Published: March 11th, 2019

2019-2020 ‘Kid’s Safe Online’ Cyber Security Awareness Calendar Contest Winners

Today, in honor of Youth Arts Month, we are featuring the excellent artistry of the winners of the 2019-2020 Cyber Security Awareness Calendar Contest. View winning artworks from each grade level here. This year’s contest received over 1200 entries. Students demonstrated their understanding through the arts of online safety concepts including: Cyber Bulling, Cybersecurity, Cyber Safety [Read more…]

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Published: March 8th, 2019

Nogales Mural Partnership with Ben’s Bells

Happy Youth Arts Month! Today we are highlighting collaboration in arts education between a school district and a community organization. The Nogales Unified School District partnered with Ben’s Bells to create murals promoting kindness at two of their school sites. Ben’s Bells is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to teach individuals and communities about the positive impacts [Read more…]

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Published: March 7th, 2019

The Molly Blank Fund – ASU Gammage Teaching Artists Program 2019-2020 Cohort Application is Open

The TAP program, which spans the 2019-2020 school year, trains artists in the Kennedy Center arts integration method to be able to teach workshops in K-12 schools. The training also comes with a $500 stipend and the opportunity to be listed on the ASU Gammage Teaching Artist Roster for future employment opportunities. Any interested artists [Read more…]

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Published: March 6th, 2019

Celebrating Excellence in Music Education

March 1st signaled the start of spring in Arizona – and here at the Department of Education, it signaled the start of Arizona Youth Arts Month! To celebrate, we are highlighting incredible achievements in Arizona Arts Education in music, dance, theatre, and media arts throughout the month of March.  Today we honor four exceptional music educators [Read more…]

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Published: March 3rd, 2019

Celebrating JO Combs’ New Performing Arts Center

March & Youth Arts Month encompasses the celebration of Theatre in Our Schools. As part of this celebration we are thrilled to share a the story of an Arizona community’s success supporting the performing arts in their school. We want to congratulate JO Combs High School on the opening of the Combs Performing Arts Center late [Read more…]

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Published: March 1st, 2019

March is Youth Arts Month!

In March the Arizona Department of Education celebrates Youth Arts Month! This year we will highlight stories and educators from around the state with daily blog posts & weekly social media blasts. Do you have an arts education story that you would like to feature on our blog? We would like to hear from you about [Read more…]

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Published: February 26th, 2019

March 19th ASU Theatre Experience

High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors and prospective transfer students are invited to the ASU Tempe Campus on March 16th from 4-9:30pm for the ASU Theatre Experience 2019. The event is free and includes a behind-the-scenes tour of ASU theatre facilities, workshop, and a pizza dinner with current ASU theatre students. Participants will also receive free [Read more…]

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Published: February 26th, 2019

NEA Musical Theatre Songwriting Challenge

In partnership with the American Theatre Wing, the NEA is now accepting applications for the national Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge. This program, now in its second year, provides high school students with the opportunity to develop original songs that have the potential to be featured in a musical theatre production. Deadline to apply: April 30. NEA is [Read more…]

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