Published: Published: May 30th, 2018

Call for Presenters!

Join me in Kansas at the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) annual conference!

SEADAE is partnering with Young Audiences Arts for Learning to offer a conference on ESSA with a focus on looking at how policy meets practice in our schools. Now through June 15, 2018, SEADAE will be accepting proposals for conference sessions to appeal to a broad audience of educators K-12, teaching artists, higher education, administrators, arts stakeholders and researchers.

The conference is structured around two central themes relating to ESSA as states and school districts roll out their plans.  The two themes include:

–          Charting new realities for arts education under ESSA

–          Putting the arts into education policies and practice

Please click on 2018 SEADAE RFP Request for Proposals at one of these two locations or

in our website at http://www.seadae.org/resources.aspx

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Published: Published: March 3rd, 2018

Nominate your Favorite Arts Education Leader!

There are several award opportunities that are available through Americans for the Arts. Award nominations are due March 12, 2018 at midnight EST.

 Three awards which may be applicable to the arts education field are:

  • The Arts Education Leadership Award
  • The Alene Valkanas State Arts Advocacy Award
  • The Robert E. Gard Award

 You can find tons of information on the Awards webpages, but I have included summaries of these three awards below:

Presented each year in conjunction with Americans for the Arts’ Annual Convention, the Arts Education Leadership Award is given annually to honor transformational leadership in arts education. The award brings visibility and national recognition to our field’s highest caliber leaders and the organizations and communities they serve.

 Presented each year in conjunction with Americans for the Arts Annual Convention, the Alene Valkanas State Arts Advocacy Award honors an individual at the state level whose arts advocacy efforts have dramatically affected the political landscape.

 The Gard Award aims to raise up projects completed in the last year led by individuals or organizations working to cross the arts into other aspects of community life in meaningful, measurable ways. In previous years, after a public voting process, Americans for the Arts awarded the ArtsMemphis Community Engagement Fellowship, an innovative program connecting the arts and civic activation in Memphis, TN, and the Red Can Graffiti Jam, an annual celebration of traditional Lakota arts and culture melded with a hip hop festival and graffiti jam in Eagle Butte, SD.

 The nominations are open for two more weeks (closing March 12, 2018 at midnight Eastern time).

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Published: Published: February 16th, 2018

American’s for the Arts- Internship Opportunities

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From Jeff Poulin Arts Education Program Manager:

Dear State Education Policy Network,

I hope this email finds you well. I write with some more information about the internship opportunities at Americans for the Arts – specifically for Arts Education.

We are seeking a number of summer interns in our Washington, D.C. and New York City offices this summer. Learn more about them here:

We are also seeking an Arts Education Intern in our Washington, D.C. office for the summer semester. This individual will work with our arts education team to advance policies supportive of equitable access to arts education at the federal, state, and local level, as well as support the development of tools and resources for advocacy. Find more information here.

Should you know of anyone, please pass this email on. Additionally, if you have vehicles to share this out to your networks, please do so.


My best,


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