Published: Published: April 15th, 2019

STUDENT DANCE SCHOLARSHIP- 2019 Romero Wolf Student Scholarship

Announcing the 2019 Romero Wolf Student Scholarship

Awarded to a student showing excellence in leadership qualities in dance performance and dance education.

Scholarship Criteria:

  1. Dancer who plays an active role in school dance program at least 2 years.
  2. Dancer demonstrates growth in dance performance and quality movement.
  3. Overall excellence in leadership for choreography, performance and dance company organization roles.
  4. Inspires others.

Students must be attending a NDEO/AZDEO member school.

This scholarship will require a short essay on the applicant’s dance experience during their high school years and a recommendation from their dance instructor.

Scholarship Award is $150.00 for further dance education. Click here to apply!

Applications are due May 1st.

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Published: Published: October 8th, 2018

Nominations OPEN! 2019 Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards

Do you know an AMAZING Arizona Artist or Arts Organization? How about a robust and innovative Arts Educator or Arts Education Organization? Well NOW is your time to celebrate the creativity and dedication of our Arts Education community!  Arizona Citizens for the Arts is once again accepting nominations for the 2019 Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards. The process is simple, and the chance to recognize our community members and colleagues is worth the time of you investment!!

Friday November 30, 2018 is the last day to submit your nominations. 

Visit their website to submit your nominations now!



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Published: Published: September 24th, 2018

Heard Museum- Educator Open House


Interested in learning more about Heard Museum educational resources and upcoming events? Join us on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 8, for a free open house for educators from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m! Extend your visit by taking part in Indigenous Peoples’ Day activities across the Heard campus.

Free Museum admission included.

Click here to reserve your spot by 9 a.m. Friday, October 5.

For more information contact Sharah Nieto

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Published: Published: September 24th, 2018

ADE’s ESSA Conference: Register Now!

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Join us for ADE’s 2018 ESSA Conference on November 14th and 15th! Learn more about Well-Rounded Education and how we can reinvigorate our Title I Schools with courses and programs in: Arts Education, Gifted Education, Social and Emotional Literacy, STEAM, and so much more!

Interested in a deep-dive into Creative Youth Development in your Arts Education programs? Join us on November 13th for the Joint Arts Education Conference (JAEC)!

Register NOW!

JAEC = $100.00

ESSA Conference = $300.00

Both JAEC and ESSA Conference = $350.00




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Published: Published: September 18th, 2018

Share YOUR perspective on the Arts Ed Landscape!

Help Us Build an Arts Education Advocacy Network

Please complete this short survey!

Your input is vital. Arizona Citizens for the Arts, with the assistance of a collaborative of arts education stakeholders, is developing an arts education advocacy network to guide and provide support for policy initiatives and strategies to increase access and availability of arts education in K-12 schools and adequate resources for arts educators in our community. Email For more information about the Arts Education Advocacy Effort, email




Ayúdanos a construir una red de apoyo para la educación artística

Spanish survey.

Tu opinión es vital. Arizona Citizens for the Arts, con la ayuda de la colaboración de educadores de las artes, esta desarrollando una red de apoyo para guiar y brindar apoyo a iniciativas estratégicas para aumentar el acceso y la disponibilidad de la educación artística, así también como recursos adecuados para los maestros en las escuelas K-12 en nuestra comunidad. Para más información acerca del programa de apoyo a la educación artística, envíe un correo electrónico a [email protected]. Para más información acerca de Arizona Citizens for the Arts, visite www.azcitizensforthearts.org.

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Published: Published: August 29th, 2018


ASU Gammage School to Work provides the opportunity for high school students to explore other career paths within an arts presenting organization. During this three-hour interactive workshop led by ASU Gammage staff, students are “hired” to work within ASU Gammage departments to solve real-world scenarios and have the opportunity to have a special Q&A session from a crew member from the current touring Broadway production. There are two School to Work opportunities available for 2-4 schools total. This program is open to high school students only. Fees are $10 per student.


Fall School to Work with guest from DEAR EVAN HANSEN – November 29, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Spring School to Work with guest from ALADDIN – February 14, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.


  • Applications Open – August 15, 2018
  • Applications Close – September 15, 2018        
  • Selected Schools Notified – October 1, 2018  


Contact us for more information.



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Published: Published: August 29th, 2018

High School Title I Opportunities from ASU Gammage!!

ASU Gammage Molly Blank Fund Kaleidoscope


February 16, 2019

2:00 p.m.

Each year, the ASU Gammage Molly Blank Fund Kaleidoscope program provides 100 Title I high school students with the opportunity to study and attend a Broadway show. The 2018-2019 Molly Blank Fund Kaleidoscope program will feature the Disney musical ALADDIN on February 16, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. Students from the 2-3 selected schools engage in six weeks of show-related curriculum aligned with Arizona Department of Education standards. Lessons explore the show’s themes, characters, music, history, and technical theatre elements. Students synthesize what they have learned by presenting projects at the post-show dinner with the Broadway cast. There is no fee to participate in Kaleidoscope. Bus reimbursement is also provided.

Theatre, Music, English, and Social Studies teachers are encouraged to apply.

Open to Title I high schools only.

  • Applications Open – August 15, 2018
  • Applications Close – September 15, 2018        
  • Selected Schools Notified – October 1, 2018        
  • Curriculum Implementation – January – February 2019    

ALADDIN matinee – February 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.


Contact us for more information.

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Published: Published: August 29th, 2018

Seeking ASU Gammage High School Musical Theatre Awards Adjudicators! DEADLINE 9-1-18

DEADLINE: Saturday, September 1, 2018

Apply online.

Adjudicators needed to watch and score high school musical theatre productions between 9/15/18 – 4/30/18. Adjudicators will receive a small stipend per adjudication. Ideal applicants would have a strong background in musical theatre at the high school level.

The awards showcase on 5/25/19 will feature 25 high schools and give out awards in 13 performing and technical categories. The ASU Gammage HSMTA is part of the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, known as The Jimmys.

Contact us for more information.

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Published: Published: August 27th, 2018

Arizona Dance Education Organization (AzDEO) 34rd Annual High School Dance Festival

Register Now!!

LOCATION: Desert Ridge High School. 10045 E. Madero Ave., Mesa, AZ 85209

DATE: March 2, 2019

REGISTRATION FEES: Fees are per school!

Early (Payment Postmarked by 2/1/2019):

$175 for AzDEO/NDEO Members

$250 for non-members

Regular: (2/2-2/14) 

$225 for AzDEO/NDEO members

$300 non-members

Late Reg: (2/15-3/1):  Same fee as regular but no option to perform or to purchase t-shirts.

ADJUDICATION: $20 for AzDEO/NDEO members; 25 for non-members

VIDEO: $25 for AzDEO/NDEO members and $35 for non-members.

PAYMENT: All checks and Purchase Orders should be made out to AzDEO. Schools must be an institutional member to qualify for member registration cost.

MAIL PAYMENTS TO: Arizona Dance Education Organization State Dance Festival PO BOX 60152 Phoenix, AZ 85082-0152

Fill out your purchase orders NOW!! Registration and class availability is on a first come, first served basis, so please register on-line and mail your registration fee ASAP. Once fees (check or P.O.) have been received, you will be officially registered for classes.

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Published: Published: August 27th, 2018

Mark Your Calendars for National Arts in Education Week September 9-15, 2018!

National Arts in Education Week is a Congressionally designated celebration of the transformative power of the arts in education. The field of arts education annually joins together to bring visibility to the cause, unify stakeholders with a shared message, and provide the tools and resources for local leaders to advance arts education in their communities.

National Arts in Education Week, will be celebrated from September 9-15, 2018!


What are YOU doing to celebrate this year’s National Arts in Education Week!?! Please let us know and  fill out this form!

Find many ways to celebrate the week alongside 500+ other communities by visiting www.NationalArtsInEducationWeek.org for more information.

Share your event with ADE, and we’ll celebrate with you by SPOTLIGHTING your work on our Arts Ed Blog!! Our Office of Arts Education has a few celebrations to announce as well! More on that soon!

Be sure to TAG all your events #becauseofartsed #AzArtsEd.


Happy celebrating!!!


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