Published: July 9th, 2020

Creative Native Call for Art – Submissions Open

For the 3nd year, the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) is excited to launch the Creative Native Call for Art!


Creative Native is a call for art that supports young Indigenous artists ages 5-24 years old by providing them an opportunity to receive national recognition, funding for art supplies, and award of $200. An artist between ages 15-24 will also be recognized as the grand prize winner and have their art featured on the cover CNAY’s 2020 State of Native Youth report. The cover artist will be flown to Washington, D.C. to participate in the report release event in November pending CNAY’s current operating status amid COVID-19. Please read the Contest Rules and Guidelines regarding contest prizes and COVID-19.


  • Art submissions must be inspired by the prompt: Native youth are medicine.
  • Where do you get your strength from? This year’s theme focuses on what strength and resilience mean to Native youth.
  • Submissions will be accepted electronically through the Creative Native Entry Form.
  • Examples of submissions are, but not limited to: paintings, poetry, drawings, photography, sculptures, beadwork, carvings, sewing, baskets etc.


  • Self-identify as Indigenous;
  • Be between the ages of 5 and 24 years old by the application deadline;
  • Currently reside in the United States; and
  • Submit a high-resolution image of art.

*To be eligible for the State of Native Youth report cover art, artists must be between the ages of 15-24 years old.

For More Information: https://www.cnay.org/creative-native/ Questions? Email: [email protected]

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Published: July 9th, 2020

July 20-24 The Arts Under the Cuban Revolution: Protest, Propaganda, Politics?

Florida International University is offering a FREE K-12 Teacher Summer Institute July 20-24 from 7am-10am MST via Zoom

The Arts Under the Cuban Revolution: Protest, Propaganda, Politics?

The Institute looks beyond Cuba’s Cold War conflict with the US and examines a less familiar side of the Cuban story of the 1960s. Scholars and experts on Cuban history, politics, sociology, music, theater, photography, film, and dance provide new insights into the politicization of daily life and expression in 1960s Cuba.

The program is led by Dr. Michael Bustamante, FIU History professor and specialist on modern Cuba, and features pedagogy sessions and classroom implementation strategies by FIU LACC Master Teacher and Palmer Trinity School History Department Co-Chair, Laura Massa.

Institute content targets Social Studies, Fine Arts and Language Arts educators, but public, charter and private school teachers from all subjects and grade levels are welcome to participate. Content may qualify for teacher professional development and/or re-certification credit depending on your district requirements. All registrants must commit to participating in the entire week-long program.

If interested in this free PD register at this link by July 14th.  Or see attached flyer for more information.


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Published: July 1st, 2020

Art Contest “Honoring Those Who Serve” (Deadline September 20th)

The Sonoran Arts League is announcing a statewide Online Art Contest with cash awards open to grades K-12.

THEME: “Honoring Those Who Serve” Create artwork expressing your thanks and appreciation to someone who has made a difference in your life and help honor those who serve in our communities and country.

Identify “WHO” inspired your artwork:  Doctor / Nurse / Healthcare Worker  Military / Veteran  Firefighter / Police Officer / Civil Service  Educator / Art Teacher  Sports / Athletics / Mentor / Coach  Parent / Grandparent / Caregiver

This is an opportunity to paint, draw, manipulate paper, weave, or collage – it’s your choice. Take all of your favorite art techniques and materials to combine them into a work of self-expression.

Register your entry online on the Sonoran Arts League website www.sonoranartsleague.org by September 20th. Click on Art Contest under the Education Tab

For more information view the flyer or contact Executive Director Pat Bell-Demers [email protected].

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Published: June 22nd, 2020

Visual Art Education Award Nominations & One Week Left to Submit AAEA Conference Presentation

The Arizona Art Education Association has some upcoming deadlines. Don’t miss out!

Award Nominations:

Deadline – August 15, 2020 

Know someone who has been working tirelessly for visual arts education in the state of Arizona. Nominate them for an AAEA award-  view awards information on AAEA website, www.azarted.org any questions please email [email protected]

Award Nomination form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeTsp1bQc_hKi7v6lvR5kr2iWzQ4zD8aNncI_dKJlrxP1dxWg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Presenting @ Conference:

Deadline – June 30th, 2020

Do you have an outstanding Hands-on Workshop or Best Practice Lecture that you’d like to share with visual art educators at the AAEA Conference November 13-15 in Tucson, AZ? You have one week left to submit a proposal!

You will also need to email ONE image to [email protected] that best illustrates your proposal for marketing purposes. If not received by July 5th, a generic art image will be used. If you have any questions, please e-mail [email protected]



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Published: June 11th, 2020

Open Letter from Arts & Cultural Education Directors

Arts & Cultural Education Directors are prepared to innovate with schools in the fall to support the safety, emotional health, and academics of students. Click on the open letter image below see contact information of  education directors and find out more information about how they might support schools during this time. Arizona is a state with a vibrant ecosystem of innovative Arts/Culture/STEAM learning organizations.

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Published: March 24th, 2020

Online Learning & Arts Education Resources

Dear Arts Education Community,

March quickly turned from a focus on the celebration of dance, music, media arts, theatre, and visual arts in our schools to the navigation of a global health pandemic for the well-being of our students & communities. In the midst of all this, we need the arts and the ways they foster connection, joy, social critique, collaboration, and creativity more than ever.

As we navigate new ways of engaging with arts education, we wanted to share with you all some wonderful landing pages of resources that have emerged to support arts educators during this time. These include:

  • ADE Title IV-A‘s page for Online Learning & Enichment Resouces in Arts, Connectivity, EdTech, Health, PE, Professional Development, and Virtual Field Trips.
  • State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education‘s page of Arts Instructional Resources in the five artistic disciplines (Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts).
  • Arts Education Partnership‘s page for COVID19 Resources shared by partner organizations.

Additionally we are sharing the Arizona Department of Education‘s COVID19 Guidance page & The Arizona Commission on the ArtsCOVID19 Resources page for artists & arts organizations.

Above all please prioritize your own well-being during this time. In an NPR article describing Panic-gogy (Panic + Pedagogy) Robin DeRosa Director of the Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative at Plymouth State University describes this emerging educational pedagogy:

“The real skill that Panicgogy requires is sort of a critical compassion, if you will, the ability to look at the situation as it really is. Figure out what’s going on, how you can operate within that, and how you can be compassionate in that as well.”

Take good care of each other,

Dustin & Haley ADE Arts Education

Online Resources for Arts Educators

Title IV-A: Online Enrichment Learning Resources

These resources in Arts, EdTech, Health, and PE are to assist Teachers as they plan for non-traditional instruction including synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning. Teachers – Please use your own discretion in what you select to use for your students.  These resources could compliment your current district adopted online resources.

For questions or to add to this site, please contact [email protected].

State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education: Arts Instructional Resources

The arts education community is working to build a repository of instructional resources for the field. The links within this page continue to be updated.
For questions about this site, please contact [email protected], SEADAE Wisconsin Member.

Arts Education Partnership: COVID-19 Resources

At the Arts Education Partnership, we’ve started to receive requests from our partners for additional resources that can help them shift operations to online platforms for telework situations, serve their constituents in new ways and care for their employeesIn response to these requests, we’ve engaged our partners in sharing resources they’ve created and compiled that may be useful to others as we navigate these new ways of working. 

To add to this page click here.

Arizona Department of Education

COVID19 Guidance to Schools

This page contains guidance and resources for Arizona’s public district and charter schools as they navigate COVID-19 response. The situation around COVID-19 is rapidly changing, so please continue to check this page for updates and guidance.

Arizona Commission on the Arts

COVID19 Resources

A collection of resources that may be relevant to you and/or the artists, arts professionals, and organizations . We will continue to update this page for as long as it may be useful.


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Published: September 9th, 2019


Happy National Arts in Education Week! September 8-14th 2019

Arts Education has a huge impact on Arizonans! From providing us with vibrate, creative public spaces to enjoy, to providing students with supportive, caring environments to explore their self expression, to laying the foundation for the future of the creative industries sector– it is clear that arts education deeply matters.

Since 2010, House Resolution 275 has designated the week beginning the second Sunday in September as National Arts in Education Week. During this week, the field of arts education joins together to tell the story of the impact and power of the arts in education.

This year ADE’s Office of Arts Education, Arizona Citizens for the Arts, Act One, The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, and the Arizona Commission on the Arts asked for videos telling your stories of how arts education impacts the lives of Arizonans. The #BecauseofArtsEd2019 video below resulted from your responses.

It’s not too late to add your story on social media during Arts in Education Week about the impact Arts Education had on your life using the hashtag #BecauseofArtsEd! How are you celebrating National Arts in Education Week? Take pictures of celebration events and tag them with the hashtag #ArtsEdWeek. What’s going on in Arizona? Tag your Arizona events with the hashtag #AZArtsEd!

Stay tuned for more exciting updates this week from ADE’s Office of Arts Education to celebrate 2019 National Arts in Education Week.

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Published: August 26th, 2019

Online PD & Resources for Visual Arts Educators: The Art of Education University

The Art of Education University is an online platform specializing in content and resources for visual art teachers, some completely free of charge. Their mission is to grow amazing art teachers at every stage of their career. You can subscribe to their magazine and podcast, or download lesson plans completely for FREE. Their content is developed by art teachers for the professional development of art teachers.

Additional paid content The Art of Education University offers includes:

  • An on-demand PD platform Art of Ed PRO that allows access to PD on a daily basis
  • A 100% online Art Ed NOW conference to help arts teachers develop and grow professionally
  • An affordable Masters Degree in Visual Arts Education through their DEAC accredited university

Check out free resources for your classroom!

Share this video as a way to advocate for teacher access to Art of Ed PRO at your school, or district!


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Published: August 7th, 2019

The Molly Blank Fund- ASU Gammage Teaching Artist Roster

After a year of training facilitated by ASU Gammage in The Kennedy Center’s arts integration method, the first cohort of The Molly Blank Fund Teaching Artists are available to work in schools. If you are looking to infuse the arts in your classroom, these teaching artists are trained and ready to share their artistic disciplines with students in ways that meet classroom learning objectives.

The Office of Arts Education is so excited to announce that the first cohort of The Molly Blank Fund Teaching Artists has been published in this roster. Check it out and imagine the creative possibilities in the classroom!

MBF ASU Gammage Teaching Artists Roster

For more information about the Teaching Artists Roster or The Molly Blank Fund Teaching Artists Program please contact [email protected]

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