[DOE-Arts] HUGE edition: Maine Drama Festival, Effective STEAM practice, Arts Advocacy Day...

Lambert, Beth Beth.Lambert at maine.gov
Thu Feb 25 10:42:26 EST 2016

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March Madness: March is Youth Art Month, Music In Our Schools Month, and Theatre In Our Schools Month. Please let me know how you are celebrating in your school/district. I would love to come out and support you!

Indian Musician Visits Waterville High School: The Waterville Senior High School Music department (band, chorus, orchestra) are presenting a world music concert at Waterville Senior High School on Wednesday February 24th, 2016. Srinivas Krishnan, a master percussionist from India will be in residence at the high school teaching students music from all over the world during the week of February 22, 2016. The culminating concert will include students from band, chorus, and orchestra and other Waterville
Senior High school ensembles. In addition community members and Colby College students will join in the performance.

Maine Drama Festival: One-Act play festivals are happening all over the state this weekend. Click here<https://sites.google.com/site/medramacouncil/> to find out more information.

Arts Education Census: We are at 59% of our goal! 340 schools have completed the survey as of February 22. Click here for details.<https://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/Arts-Education-Census-Status>

Snow Pond Arts Academy: The new performing arts charter school has received its contract and is set to open in the fall. Please visit SnowPondArtsAcademy.org for more information.

Call for Effective STEAM practice: The Innovation Collaborative<http://www.mmsend1.com/link.cfm?r=2413086493&sid=89501397&m=11990785&u=ETA_&j=32227935&s=http://www.innovationcollaborative.org/>, a coalition of national institutions representing the arts, sciences, humanities, and higher education, is calling on K-12 educators to submit example of effective teaching practice that integrates the arts, STEM and/or humanities disciplines. To participate, K-12 teachers are invited to submit a lesson, unit, or project at www.innovationcollaborative.org/k-12-effective-practices.html<http://www.mmsend1.com/link.cfm?r=2413086493&sid=89501398&m=11990785&u=ETA_&j=32227935&s=http://www.innovationcollaborative.org/k-12-effective-practices.html>. Submissions will be reviewed by the Innovation Collaborative's panels of educators and nationally recognized researchers from all disciplines. The top entries will be named Innovation Fellows, receive a stipend, and be invited to assist in planning future initiatives of the project.

2016 College Board Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts:  This annual award for programs that serve students in grades 6-12 recognizes and celebrates the achievements of arts initiatives that promote learning and creativity in exemplary and inventive ways. Awards are given in three categories: Arts Integration, Equity Through the Arts, and Civic Engagement/Professional Partnerships. An award of $5,000 will be given to a winning school in each category. Among the three winning schools, one will be named the national winner and will be awarded an additional $2,500. The application deadline is April 18, 2016. Learn more<http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=2358029979&sid=89914401&m=12098348&u=ArtsUSA&j=32292395&s=https://artsaward.collegeboard.org/award?ep_ch=PR&ep_mid=11210678&ep_rid=173692818>.

Exhibit at the Portland Public Library: Side x Side and the Portland Public Library have partnered to exhibit handmade animal books by Ocean Avenue Elementary School first graders. Swing by the library and take a look and learn a little about your favorite animal!

Quimby Fellowship: This is a great opportunity for summer professional development. This fellowship is for an active MAEA Maine art educator to spend two weeks participating in a Haystack summer workshop. To apply for the 2016 Fellowship email Heidi O'Donnell (heidiaemaine at gmail.com<mailto:heidiaemaine at gmail.com>) no later than March 1st, 2016. http://www.aeforme.org/MAEA/Quimby_Fellowship.html

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.

STEAM: Former astronaut, Alvin Drew, spoke about adding the arts and humanities to STEM - science, technology, engineering and math education - at a recent White House convening. READ<http://www.americansforthearts.org/news-room/art-in-the-news/astronaut-alvin-drew-celebrates-steam-education-at-white-house?utm_source=MagnetMail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=beth.lambert@maine.gov&utm_content=creativity%5Fconnection%5F2%5F4%5F16&utm_campaign=Creativity%20Connection%3A%20February%202016>.

Artrageous with Nate: What happens when art and science come together? Watch the series here<https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtrageouswithNate> or jump to these episodes: Vining: Redefining Landscape Painting<https://youtu.be/fQ0Lndz0vwM>; Sandoval: Kidney Cell Kaleidoscope<https://youtu.be/lt2peyzRrCU>; Thrill Ride: Designing a Roller Coaster Experie<https://youtu.be/Mi4CnhiO7aI>nce<https://youtu.be/Mi4CnhiO7aI>.

Fostering Creativity in Schools Set Up in Ways That Stifle It: READ.<http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/02/educating-an-original-thinker/462468/?utm_campaign=buffer&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=>

Instead of Cutting Music, They Added More and Turned Around their School: READ.<http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/02/13/466221834/a-symphonys-big-challenge-lift-a-tough-school-through-music?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=>

Dancing Statistics: Explaining the statistics concept of correlation through dance: WATCH.<https://www.youtube.com/embed/VFjaBh12C6s>

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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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