[DOE-Arts] Closing the gaps in Arts Education, spring conferences, arts ed census...

Lambert, Beth Beth.Lambert at maine.gov
Wed Feb 3 15:52:32 EST 2016

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Arts Education Census: Everything you need to know about the census can be found here<https://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/Arts-Education-Census>. Principals may be asking you (PreK-12 arts teachers) to help complete the survey. We urge you to participate in any way that you can so we can get a complete picture. Our goal is 100 per cent - without every school participating we will not have a complete picture of arts education in Maine! Here is the link to the survey<https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MAINE_ARTS_ED> in case your principal doesn't have it. And here is the link to the video<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgAZ07fXOr4&feature=youtu.be> to explain the survey to principals, created by the members of the Student Leaders in the Arts Movement (SLAM) from MSAD 33 under the direction of Maine Arts Leadership Initiative Teacher Leader Theresa Cerceo.

Vans Custom Culture Design Competition for U.S. High Schools: a national contest designed to give high school students a platform to embrace creative expression while joining a movement to support arts education. High school art teachers can now register their school to compete against thousands of other students, creating custom designs using blank Vans shoes as their canvas. Deadline is February 12th. FMI and to register click here<http://www.americansforthearts.org/news-room/americans-for-the-arts-news/vans-opens-registration-for-seventh-annual-vans-custom-culture-design-competition-for-us-high?utm_source=MagnetMail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=beth.lambert@maine.gov&utm_content=arts%5Fed%5Ffield%5Fnotes%5F1%5F7%5F16&utm_campaign=Arts%20Ed%20Field%20Notes%3A%20January%207>.

2016 MAEA Awards Program: Please consider bringing forth the name of an outstanding art educator that you know. Nominations are now being accepted and close on February 15th. FMI and the forms click here<http://www.aeforme.org/MAEA/Member_Recognitions.html>.

Theatre Awards and Grants: The Educational Theatre Association's awards and grants honor the achievements of individuals and theatre programs, providing award-winners with the financial support to attend association events or further educational endeavors.
*        Awards are presented in recognition of notable accomplishments by individuals or theatre programs.
*        Grants are one-time financial awards presented to individuals or troupes to attend association events such as the EdTA National Conference or the International Thespian Festival.
Application deadline for awards and grants is 2/15/2016. FMI click here<https://www.schooltheatre.org/programs/ags>.

Does Your School Have Rhythm but No Dance?: Thanks to the generosity of Thornton Academy and other dance studios, the Maine Arts Commission has a new grant program. Any PK-12 school without a dance education program is eligible to apply for this one-time grant of $2,650. Application deadline is March 4th. FMI click here<https://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/TA-grant>.

Colby College Museum of Art School Program: Colby Musicians Perform Tuesdays, February 23, March 1, March 8, 12-12:30pm Bring your students for a noontime concert by Colby student musicians, and a "Meet the Musician" question and answer session. Musical selections and instruments will vary. Space is limited, for reservations call 207-859-5623.

2016 Monhegan Residencies Open for Maine Artists and Art Teachers: Applications are being accepted for the Monhegan Artists' Residency for Maine artists. In addition to two five-week residencies on Monhegan Island for Maine-based visual artists, the program offers a two-week residency for a Maine art teacher. The residency program provides living quarters, studio space, and a $150 per week stipend. The two 5-week residencies run in late spring and early fall. For more information click here<http://monheganartistsresidency.org/applying-for-the-monhegan-artists-residency/>.

Colby College Museum of Art School Program: Big Dances for a Small Stage: Tuesday and Wednesday, April 26 and 27 Experience big dances for a small stage led by Colby students and inspired by Peter Soriano's dynamic and colorful wall drawings. Limited to grades 6-12, space is limited, for reservations call 207-859-5623.

Ben Folds is offering complete scores of his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra for FREE: Click here<http://www.nafme.org/ben-folds-concerto-for-piano-and-orchestra/?utm_source=OSN+January+14+2016&utm_campaign=OSN+January+14+2016&utm_medium=email> for more information and resources.

Ticket to Ride: Funding is now available to defray the cost of travel for Maine schools wishing to visit Maine arts based venues and events. Click here<https://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/Ticket-to-Ride> to learn more and/or apply.

 Arts Learning Grants: Application is now available and due by March 24th. FMI click here<http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Grants/artslearning>.

Youth Art Month: The Portland Museum of Art Youth Art Month Celebration will be held on: Saturday, March 5th, 2016 from 4-7:30pm. Online Registration opens January 13, 2016 and closes February 10th, 2016. Register artwork here<http://www.portlandmuseum.org/learn/youth-art-month>.

Arts Education Advocacy Day!: Thursday, March 24th is MAAE's Arts Education Advocacy Day in Augusta. This year each Maine county will have its own table in the Hall of Flags and will send local students to advocate with legislators. Register here<http://eepurl.com/bLE54n> if you plan to attend on March 24th yourself, if you can help us to identify a student who can attend, or if you just want to be kept in the loop about all the excitement! To read more about it and how to be involved visit MAAE's website<http://www.maineartsed.org/>.

"Art and Community": The Maine Art Education Association conference, "Art and Community - The Power of Us," is on April 9th, 2016, and will be held at Lewiston Middle School.

Maine Music Educator's In-Service Conference: The conference will be held May 19-20 at The University of Maine.

          Next Steps in Closing the Gaps in Arts Education in Our Schools: Click here<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jesse-rosen/next-steps-in-closing-the_b_9032054.html>.

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Beth A Lambert
Visual and Performing Arts Specialist
Aroostook County Regional Representative
Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
beth.lambert at maine.gov<mailto:beth.lambert at maine.gov>

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