Our partners and colleagues from Arts Education Partnership recently published a report “Engaging the Arts in the Broader Education Policy Landscape” which explores education policy areas where Arts Education can can expand policy solutions! Arizona was highlighted as an example for the emphasis we place on Equity in terms of access to high quality Arts Education instruction. Our intense focus on infusing the Arts within our Title I schools has resulted in a partnership between the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Arizona Department of Education that produced the “Strengthening Schools through the Arts Partnership Grants“.
“…across school type, grade level and arts discipline, arts programs connected to a school’s school improvement plan or capacity building efforts had a significant impact on academic achievement, student engagement and student self-efficacy.”
Arts Education and Title IV-A Director Dustin Loehr was recently interviewed by YabYum Music + Arts. Loehr shares about the importance of measuring and valuing Arizona Arts Education and his focus and efforts as a leader within the Arts Education field.
“For so long, the argument for arts programs has been art for art’s sake–and there is an argument there–that being said, the arts can improve test scores, the arts can improve social and emotional literacy, the arts can curb high school dropout rates.”
You can access the complete article here.
What an amazing week we have journeyed through together! We have introduced our new Arts Education Specialist, sent our Director to the National Arts Education Partnership Conference in Indiana, we’ve highlighted celebrations happening in our schools, and now we are pleased to unveil the Arizona Arts Education Data Project! This interactive dashboard is the most comprehensive analysis to-date of Arizona Student access and participation in Arts Education courses. Interested in learning about Arts Education access in your county? The dashboard can tell you that. What about 5th grade enrollment in dance at your district? The dashboard can tell you that. For the first time, we can clearly analyze student access and participation in the arts by geographic location, economical demographic, by artistic discipline- for EVERY school in Arizona!
Interested in the full Executive Summary, or would you rather just look at the highlights? Either way, we are working hard to better frame the Arts Education landscape as it truly exists in each of our Arizona schools.
We are very proud to share this information with you, adding to transparency and choice for you and your student(s).
Happy National Arts in Education Week form the ADE Office of Arts Education,
Big shout out to Act One and their National Arts in Education Awareness campaign! Visit their website to proclaim “I Value the Arts in Education“!
It is through a collective effort, through meaningful community and school partnerships that we can begin to realize a health Arts Education landscape that allows ALL children throughout Arizona access to a robust and well-rounded education. Thank you Act One for being a partner our schools and students can count on.
ADE would like to thank DEHS for their #ArtsEdWeek Celebration! We are SO lucky that the Conservatory of Arts and Design is a cornerstone for high quality Arts instruction in our schools!
Here’s what they’ve been up to this week:
In celebration of Arts in Education Week 2018, the Conservatory of Arts and Design will honor and recognize arts education by providing a variety of Fine Arts performances and presentations during lunch time. Art will occur in the lobby, Black Box Theater, and courtyard. See you all there.
Art Activities during the week include:
Monday- 9/10 – Choir & Visual Arts (Lobby)
Tuesday 9/11 – Dance & Visual Arts (Courtyard)
Thursday 9/13 – Theater & Visual Arts (Blackbox)
Friday 9/14 – Band & Visual Arts (School)
- Dance- School wide choreographed dance
- Choir-Music in the lobby
- Theater-Arts Cafe (Blackbox)
- Band- Flash mob marching
- Visual Art- Mobile Mural in the courtyard
National Arts in Education Week takes place annually during the week beginning with the second Sunday of September.
National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education. Designated by Congress in 2010 through House Resolution 275o, the celebration is designated to bring attention to this cause for elected officials and educational decision makers across the country and to support equitable access to the arts for all students.
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.
Five Incredible Weeks in Tucson, AZ
Arizona Theatre Company
Summer on Stage is a five-week intensive training program in performance and technical theatre that culminates in two fully realized productions performed on the main stage at the Temple of Music and Art. Arizona Theatre Company staff and ATC-selected professional teaching artists lead students through immersive training that contributes to an experience that prepares young people for a creative and engaged life in the arts – or in any field!
Summer 2018 Dates: June 25 – July 29, 2018
Choose Your Program
Summer On Stage
Develop performance skills and experience a professional rehearsal process with Summer on Stage! ATC staff and teaching artists support an extraordinary summer learning experience, leading students through a variety of acting, voice, and movement classes in the morning, and afternoon rehearsals leading to fully produced performances – one play and one musical – on the stage at the Temple of Music and Art.
Summer Backstage is all about the magic that takes place behind the scenes. Participants take classes with our Summer on Stage students and learn from ATC’s team of professional designers and technicians about theatrical design and management in preparation for a role as a backstage crew member for the two performances.
Professional INTERNSHIPS offered as well. Visit our website for more information:
A child’s first experience with a female business owner is usually their first dance teacher. That relationship may last forever. As a result, women are more likely to be entrepreneurial and start their own dance business, or another business, because they grew up seeing women in charge of their careers. As of March 9, 2018, we have 173 dance Arizona businesses owned and managed by women.
For a Full list of these studios, contact the Arizona Dance Coalition.