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Published: Published: September 10th, 2019

Call for Student Designers: State Seal of Arts Proficiency

Today, in celebration of National Arts in Education Week, ADE’s Office of Arts Education is opening a call for student designers to design the Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency! Feature your artwork on the diplomas of arts students across the state.

History:

On May 14th, 2019 Governor Doug Ducey signed SB1111 State Seal of Arts Proficiency into law. On August 26th, the Arizona State Board of Education voted to open rulemaking on this law. Currently, the State Seal of Arts Proficiency has entered into a 60 day public comment process. If the measure becomes official board rule after this 60 day period, it will recognize graduating seniors who meet the minimum requirements as soon as THIS YEAR 2020!

Call for Designers:

The Arizona Department of Education Office of Arts Education will be featuring an original student design on the State Seal of Arts Proficiency which would be affixed to the diploma of graduates who meet the minimum requirements.

Each school may submit the online application for up to 2 students per grade level 9-12. Each student entry will require a separate application. Designs must be created and uploaded using the Arts Proficiency Seal Design Form.

Who is eligible to participate?

Arizona district or charter high school students in grades 9-12

Timeline:

  •  Applications due Friday December 20th by 5pm MST
  • Winning design will be unveiled in March during Youth Arts Month and the designer will be recognized at a reception at the Arizona Department of Education.

To Apply:

Each school may submit the online application and upload the Arts Proficiency Seal Design Form for up to 2 students per grade level 9-12.

Tips:

  • Keep it simple! Lots of detail will NOT show up on the seal. Utilize positive and negative space, line drawings, and/or silhouettes.
  • Represent Arizona’s 5 artistic disciplines: Dance, Music, Media Arts,Theatre, and Visual Arts.
  • Two Colors: Submit black and white designs or designs utilizing two colors only.

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Published: Published: September 9th, 2019

ARIZONA CELEBRATES 2019 ARTS IN EDUCATION WEEK

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: Published: December 27th, 2018

Desert Dance Theatre presents “Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman”

“Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman” is a beautiful story of a courageous woman’s determination to free her people from slavery through the Underground Railroad. She was one of America’s first liberated women of color, who fought against all odds for the sake of freedom and equality. This production brings light to the incredible accomplishments of Harriet Tubman, the anti-slavery activist. This powerful dance drama features Desert Dance Theatre with Renee Davis as Harriet Tubman, dramatic narration by Renee Morgan Brooks, African drumming and music direction by Step Raptis, accompaniment by a string quartet and traditional spirituals sung by a choral ensemble featuring baritone soloist, Greg Dansby. The unique blend of this 45-minute multidisciplinary presentation highlights the most important episodes of Harriet Tubman’s life.

A valuable educational tool in bringing this period of American History alive. It shares the knowledge and experience of the struggles and accomplishments of Harriet Tubman that will bring a source of inspiration to students and adults alike. The program follows Tubman’s life as a young slave on a Southern Plantation, her attempts to escape slavery, her work on the Underground Railroad, and her contributions to the Abolitionist movement. Slave songs from that period are featured for their significance as a means of passing information among the slaves. Hidden in the lyrics were vital escape details.

 

For more information, contact Desert Dance Theatre at 480-962-4584 or visit our website

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Published: Published: December 7th, 2018

Arizona featured in National Report: Engaging the Arts in the Broader Education Policy Landscape

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.”

 

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Published: Published: December 6th, 2018

ADE Arts Education Director featured by YabYum Music + Arts

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.”

Dustin Loehr

 

 

 

 

 

You can access the complete article here. 

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Published: Published: December 3rd, 2018

Winners of the 2018-19 Dance Education Advocacy Student Essay Contest Announced!

Arizona Dance Education Organization (AzDEO) Announces the Awardees for its

2018-19 Dance Education Advocacy Student Essay Contest

 

AzDEO is pleased to announce the awardees for our 2018-19 Dance Education Advocacy Student Essay Contest.

Huntington Parson, a 12th grader at Centennial High School in Peoria, was awarded 1st place in Division 2 (Grades, 10, 11, 12), and Danielle Pfeiffer, a 12th grader at Centennial High School in Peoria, was awarded 2nd place in Division 2. Both students study under Kim McFall.

In Division 1 (Grades 7, 8, 9), Diya Jim, a 9th grader, studying dance at Classic Image Dance, was awarded 1st place.

Congratulations!

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Published: Published: November 26th, 2018

6th Annual Cybersecurity Calendar Contest

The 6th Annual Cybersecurity Calendar Contest is underway! From now until December 14th, any Arizona student in grades K-12 (including your own!) can enter their original piece of artwork portraying their cyber experiences when it comes to internet, social media, and computer safety.

 

Deadline: December 14, 2018

Artwork: Original hand drawn artwork (8.5 x 11 or 8.5 x 14)

Winners: A total of 13 winners (one for each calendar month plus the cover) with one grand prize winner. Chosen artwork will be published in the 2019/2020 calendar and will also have the opportunity to win additional prizes at an awards ceremony

Teachers: Teacher participation is extremely important! Teachers who have students participate and win will be recognized.

Event: An awards ceremony announcing the winners will take place at the Arizona Department of Administration in Spring 2019

 

We’re excited to see the creativity from our Arizona children and the compelling messages that they bring out about cyber issues in their world!  

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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 13th, 2018

AZ “Act One” Celebrates Arts Ed Week! Join the Movement!!

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.

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Published: Published: September 13th, 2018

Desert Edge High School ARTS IN EDUCATION WEEK!!

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.

 

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