Arts Associations Updates

Published: November 8th, 2019

Youth Arts Month Showcase: Call for Participation

This year the Arizona Department of Education and the Arizona Art Education Association are partnering to celebrate Youth Art Month (YAM) with a showcase during March & April. This collaboration will unveil ADE’s Brand New Student Art Gallery. We invite schools to submit student artworks to showcase in celebration of Youth Arts Month in the Arizona Department of Education’s Jefferson Building.

reception will be held Friday March 6th from 6-7:30pm at the Arizona Department of Education Jefferson Building to present awards in Elementary, Middle, and High School grade bands and to celebrate the excellent art education happening in Arizona Schools.

ADE Logo


  • Open to ALL public-school students grades K-12!
  • Each teacher may submit up to 2 student artworks per grade band K-4, 5-8, 9-12.
  • Frames will be provided by ADE sized 8×10, 9×12, 12×12, 11×14, 16×20, and 18×24.
  • Work must be be matted or mounted to one of these sizes on a black mat with artwork labels attached to the front and ready to be framed. Works not following these guidelines may not be eligible for display.



and upload a signed Artwork-Photography Release form.

  1. Attach label to the front of the artwork.
  2. Drop off or mail submissions to The Office of Arts Education M-F 8-4:30pm. Drop off artwork by Friday January 10th at 4:30pm.

Attn: Haley Honeman

1535 W. Jefferson St.

Phoenix, Arizona 85007


Title I Districts/Charters may elect to also display submissions at the 2020 ESSA Conference.

Artworks will be displayed Mon. March 2nd– Fri. April 24th at the Department of Education.

Artworks are available for retrieval Monday April 27th– Friday May 8th at drop off location.

Questions? Contact Haley Honeman [email protected]

The Council for Art Education administers Youth Art Month (YAM) at the national level to showcase the positive impact and association between art teachers and students. YAM promotes visual art education for all K – 12 students and encourages funding for quality school art programs.

Download this flyer here: YAM Showcase Flyer

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Published: November 7th, 2019

Music Booster Group Registry for Advocacy

The Arizona Music Educators Association is collecting information from music booster groups throughout the state. Please visit  to sign up your organization on the AMEA booster group registry.

Please distribute the flyer below to other music booster groups throughout the state:

AMEA Advocacy Flyer 2019.docx


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Published: November 7th, 2019

AzDEO’s 16th Annual Pink Tutu Flu 2020

Join AzDEO for a day of professional development for dance educators. A great day of sharing curriculum ideas and methods from fellow educators including information from the NDEO annual conference last October. All welcome- K-12 teachers, college students, studio teachers, Post-Secondary teachers.

Friday, Jan. 24th 2020 9 am-3 pm. Check in from 8:30-9 am


Ballet Theatre of Phoenix

2326 E Indian School Rd.

Phoenix AZ 85016


Coffee, Tea and lunch included.

Certificate of hours awarded.


To register email Lynn Monson at [email protected].

Send registration fee to:


PO Box 60152

Phoenix, AZ. 85082


AzDEO Members: Free

Non-Members: $20

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Published: October 28th, 2019

Applications Open for the Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency

At the State Board of Education meeting on Monday October 28th 2019, rulemaking closed on the State Seal of Arts Proficiency R7-2-321SB1111 was signed into law May 14, 2019 and has been officially adopted by the State Board of Education to award high school graduates who meet minimum pathway requirements with a diploma seal of arts proficiency.

In tandem with announcing the adoption by the State Board of Education, The Department of Education’s Office of Arts Education is launching a website to the support the State’s Administration of the State Seal of Arts Proficiency.

The Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency website includes guidance and resources for LEAs to explore the seal’s background, objectives, pathway requirements, and examples of procedures to administer the seal at the local level. LEAs who wish to administer the State Seal of Arts Proficiency in the 19-20 school year must apply by 5pm MST on Friday November 22nd. LEAs will be notified of their status by 5pm MST Friday December 20th. LEAs who are approved to administer the seal will submit an LEA Seal Achievement Report by April 15th 2020, and will receive diploma seals for qualifying graduates no later than May 1st 2020.

An exciting aspect of the Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency implementation is the “Call for Student Designers”! The website includes a link where interested student artists can upload an original design. Arts Education Stakeholders will determine which design will become the official seal that will be affixed to qualifying student diplomas.

If you have any questions about how your LEA may participate in administering the State Seal of Arts Proficiency, please email [email protected].

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Published: October 11th, 2019

“Get Fired Up” Registration Closes October 18th

Registration closes on October 18th for the Arizona Art Education Association’s annual conference!

This year’s conference “Get Fired Up” will be held in Prescott Arizona Friday October 25-Sunday October 27th. Think campfire in autumn! Register today for:

  • another popular art camp format featuring a saggar pit firing, and an aluminum pour with our keynote artist, John Tuomisto-Bell
  • spending time connecting, learning, and laughing with art educators from across Arizona
  • expanding your teaching practice with multiple new and exciting techniques, processes and current best practices through hands-on workshops and lectures

Register Here

For more information: Get Fired Up- Registration Closing Soon Flyer!

Questions? Email Tracy Perry [email protected]

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Published: September 30th, 2019

AzDEO 35th Annual High School Dance Festival

Register Now for the 35th Annual High School Dance Festival!!

DATE: Feb 22, 2020 under events

LOCATION: Camelback High School. 4612 N 28th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016

REGISTRATION FEES: Fees are per school!

Early (Payment Postmarked by 1/15/2020):

$175 for AzDEO/NDEO Members

$250 for non-members

Regular: (1/16/2020-1/31/2020) 

$225 for AzDEO/NDEO members

$300 non-members

Late Reg: (2/1/2020- 2/21/2020):

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.


  1. 30 days prior to event – full refund
  2. 2 weeks prior- 50% refund
  3. 1 week prior- only adjudication, DVD, and t-shirt refunds only.
  4. Under 5 days – absolutely NO refund!

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.

To register and for more details, go to, under events.

Questions? Contact Lynn Monson at [email protected]

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Published: September 19th, 2019

AzDEO Student Opportunities: Dance Education Advocacy Essay Contest & Student Choreography Contest




AzDEO 2019-20 Dance Education Advocacy Student Essay Contest 

Open to grade levels 7th-post secondary.

This year’s theme: “How has dance helped you navigate school and your education?”

Cash awards given to support the student’s dance program.

To apply, go to: under Awards/Scholarships for the application and information on the essay criteria.

Essays are due Oct 15th.

Encourage your students to apply!

AzDEO Student Choreography Contest

AzDEO announces its Student Choreography Contest for 2019-2020. Students in Middle and High School, and College are encouraged to submit their choreography for adjudication.


  • Must be based on the given theme. This year the theme is “Making a Change: It Only Takes One” (Choose a topic/idea important to you and show in your choreography the process of how you as one person can make a change).
  • Maximum length is 4 minutes.
  • Only the choreography will be judged, but performance can affect the quality of the choreography.
    1. Choreographer does not have to be a performer.
    2. Choreography Criteria
      • Composition, Originality/Creativity, Visual Effect, Interpretation of   Accompaniment
    1. Must be submitted digitally to the google drive link.
    2. MP4 format only
    3. Must include your name, age, school at the beginning of the video, and a written artistic statement also submitted (include your name, age and school).
  • Submissions are due Oct. 15th, Jan. 15th and March 15th. Each deadline date is for a new round of adjudication.
  • Only 4 submissions per school per each submission deadline. 4 may be submitted in October, 4 in January, 4 in March.

AzDEO will award a certificate to the student and school.

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Published: July 25th, 2019

Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative: Theatre Classroom Resources Grant

APPLICATIONS OPEN! Apply Now for the 2019 Classroom Resources Grants

We have great news! The American Theatre Wing is now accepting applications for the 2019 Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative Classroom Resources Grants, and we encourage you to apply.

In just three years, the American Theatre Wing has distributed over $580,000 in grants to elementary, middle, and high schools across the country. The Classroom Resources Grants were designed to aid drama teachers at public K-12 schools to gain access to the resources necessary to ensure a quality, enriching, and well-rounded theatre education. We encourage any public K-12 school in the U.S. or Puerto Rico, or non-profit parent group associated with that school to apply.

Grant requests of up to $100,000 will be considered. The priority of funding will be for requests in the $10,000 to $40,000 range, allowing the Wing to extend meaningful support to multiple deserving schools each year.

The Wing understands the importance of access to resources such as production equipment, lighting supplies, musical instruments, etc, and the impact that access can have on students.That’s why a Classroom Resources Grant can help your theatre program not only be a place for your students to explore their talents and creative ideas, but to also lead them to a lifelong journey as theatre artists, technical professionals, and all around supporters of the performing arts.

The application deadline is September 27th, 11:59PM EST. To begin your application, please click here.

For more information on the Classroom Resources Grants and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative please visit our website. If you have any questions or concerns about the application process, please call (212) 765-0606.

Theatre education is important now more than ever, and The Wing is so excited to support its growth across the country. We sincerely hope that you will apply!

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Published: July 22nd, 2019

AAEA 2019 Conference “Get Fired Up”

Visual art educators, looking for a professional development opportunity with the nostalgia of summer camp? Look no further…

Registration is now open for the Arizona Art Education Association 2019 Conference

“Get Fired Up”

Chapel Rock Camp & Conference Center

Prescott, Arizona

October 25-27, 2019

Information and Registration for 2019 AAEA Conference “Get Fired Up!”

Check out the latest AAEA newsletter to learn more about AAEA, this amazing professional development conference, and so much more…

2019 AAEA Fall Newsletter

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