[DOE-Arts] National Arts Humanities Month, Think Tank, conference opportunities

Lambert, Beth Beth.Lambert at maine.gov
Thu Oct 6 14:27:16 EDT 2016

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Creative Assessment Webinar Series: We completed the first webinar in our four part series on creative assessment. You can access the archive of this webinar at http://maine.gov/doe/arts/pd.html. Look for information on our next webinar coming soon!
Think Tank: I am looking for PK-12 Arts Educators who wish to "be in the room where it happens" and come together to offer their voices from the field and help share, inform, and create local resources to form an Arts Education Think Tank at the Maine DOE. If you are interested in being considered for this group please click here<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeM_cL2rURibPTDVC4r9Emv04cXnWxmLq7cLsgbg1FqVc9PdA/viewform> and complete the form. This group will meet virtually and on an "as needed" basis. Conversations on the horizon will be around defining proficiency, VPA teacher certification and endorsements, and ESSA.
National Arts and Humanities Month! President Obama proclaimed October as National Arts and Humanities Month and has already kicked things off by issuing an official White House Proclamation<http://artsactionfund.org/page/m/3f44ee16/1603cdb8/6e40200d/7f57930f/575739265/VEsA/> that articulates the importance of the arts and culture in our history and in our future.

            Congress Includes 'Arts & Design' in CTE Reauthorization Bill. Learn more about CTE reauthorization<http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=Oo2Hij-oZ54Oyhr0KdSy5g~~&pe=vnUA78LvE-gnVChyh4i3NVKcN66c4i110uu1QqGycJGU4KcnU0yr8XvNC61ebL7zDrRw1SSb1gn8v7sDm3Z3iw~~>

The Department of Art Scholarship at the University of Maine: invites students to submit a digital portfolio of their art-works along with an application statement for consideration for a $3,000 UMaine Art Scholarship.  Renewable for up to three additional years for new applicants and two for transfers, the scholarship offers students admitted to the university and committed to majoring in Studio Art, Art Education, or History of Art great educational opportunities.
To apply,  please have your students send an e-mail to us at um.art at maine.edu<mailto:um.art at maine.edu> with ten to fifteen attached .jpg images plus a statement discussing their work and interests in the Visual Arts.  To ensure smooth communications, please make sure that their e-mail with attachments does not exceed 10 MB.  We'll need receive their portfolio by 10 November, 2016, for Art Scholarship students must also submit a completed application for admission to UMaine by the 1 December Early Action deadline.  To have your student apply to UMaine, please visit go.umaine.edu/apply<http://go.umaine.edu/apply/>.
As you may already know, the Department of Art has wonderful new, world-class facilities, which you can see at to umaine.edu/art/facilities<http://umaine.edu/art/facilities/>, or better yet, through an on-campus visit.  Please let your students know the numerous exciting opportunities for them, all of which they can learn more about by visiting umaine.edu/art<http://www.umaine.edu/art> and our Facebook Page at facebook.com/UMaineArtDepartment<http://www.facebook.com/UMaineArtDepartment>.  Please let me know whatever questions you might have, by writing me at Michael.Grillo at umit.maine.edu<mailto:Michael.Grillo at umit.maine.edu>, or telephoning me at 207-581-3246.

VANS CUSTOM CULTURE GRANTS APPLICATIONS OPEN: Learn More<http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/linktrack.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.AmericansForTheArts.org%2Fby-program%2Fpromotion-and-recognition%2Fstrategic-partners%2Fcause-marketing-partners%2Fpartnership-with-vans%2Fvans-custom-culture-grants> Deadline: November 2, 2016. Eight schools will receive grants of $2,500 each in support of their music, visual arts, theater, and/or dance programs, and is supported by funds from sales of the winning shoe design in the Vans Custom Culture Art Competition. All public high schools (including charter schools) are eligible to apply during the application period, which runs September 21 through November 2, 2016.

Calling All Young Artists: Submit your design to appear on the Google Homepage. MORE INFO<https://doodles.google.com/d4g/?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=HPP1&utm_campaign=D4G2016>.

2016 Scholastics Art Awards: The deadline for students to submit their completed online entries for the competition is Thursday, December 15th, 2016. FMI<https://docs.google.com/document/d/1x9ZRZFCIsWQsFBTpSuCJXjtm82SAYtC7OEXSOoke9Lg/edit>.

New Grants to Enhance Theatre Opportunities at Underserved Schools: The New Troupe Charter Grants program will award grants to qualifying schools to fund the charter of an International Thespian Society troupe and induction for up to ten students.  Qualifications include a school-wide Title I designation and the production of at least one show per year for the two school years preceding the year of the grant application. The grants are for the 2016-17 school year. More detailed information about the New Troupe Charter Grants program and application process is on the EdTA website at schooltheatre.org/newtroupegrants<https://www.schooltheatre.org/internationalthespiansociety/whyjoin/newtroupegrants>.

Teaching Artist Roster: The Maine Arts Commission is now accepting applications for the teaching artists roster, available to artists who are not teaching in schools. The deadline is October 13 and the information is located at https://meartsed.wordpress.com/2016/09/13/teaching-artist-roster-4/.

Third Annual Creative Health Conference: Art, dance, and music therapists present to and connect with healthcare professionals and caregivers. This year's conference will focus on the uses of each modality to engage the brain in new ways to reach cognitive, physical, emotional, and social goals. The conference is on Saturday, October 15th at the University of Southern Maine - Lewiston Campus<http://www.mainemusicandhealth.com/catconference?utm_source=Contacts&utm_campaign=b4328ccdcd-3rd_annual_Creative_Health_conference_8_15_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_88f8252232-b4328ccdcd->. FMI<http://www.mainemusicandhealth.com/catconference?utm_source=Contacts&utm_campaign=b4328ccdcd-3rd_annual_Creative_Health_conference_8_15_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_88f8252232-b4328ccdcd->.

The Maine Educational Theatre Conference: will be held Oct. 28 at Hauck Auditorium, University of Maine, Orono.  All schools across the state are welcome to attend and participate in workshops led by state theatre professionals, watch guest performances, and have opportunities to perform or present their work for critical feedback.  Visit http://www.northeastedta.org/maine.html for more information and registration materials.

Arts Education Advocacy Day: March 8, 2017

*         Madawaska School Department, Music Teacher EC-6 or 7-12 levels are encouraged to apply. Letter of intent is required - send to Supt of Schools, Madawaska School Department, 328 St. Thomas St., Suite 201, Madawaska, ME 04765.

*         MSAD 58 (Phillips, Strong, Kingfield ) is seeking a music teacher with a concentration in string. FMI<http://www.servingschools.com/jobsearch.html?all=1&AppliTrackPostingSearch=title%3A%22music%22&AppliTrackSearchState=ME&AppliTrackSort=newest&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackJobId=15565_0.10631&AppliTrackViewPosting=1>.

*         Long-term substitute Art teaching position grades 7-12 for AOS #94, Dexter, ME.

*         :Art Teacher - Long-Term Substitute (Grades 3-5); Scarborough Wentworth School is seeking a teacher with some experience teaching art to grades 3-5 students until January of 2017. All applications and supporting materials are to be completed via AppliTrack at www.applitrack.com/scarborough/onlineapp<http://www.applitrack.com/scarborough/onlineapp>

*         Long Term Sub / Art Teacher - Leave of Absence. Berwick Academy, a Pre-K through PG coeducational day school in South Berwick, Maine seeks an Art teacher to cover a leave of absence from January through March, 2017. Interested candidates should email their resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to Ryan Feeley, Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs at rfeeley at berwickacademy.org<mailto:rfeeley at berwickacademy.org>

*         MSAD 13 is looking for a half time art (K-8) and half time ED Tech to assist in the libraries and possible do something with the gifted and talented students. More information available on serving schools.

*         Communications Specialist and Marketing Coordinator: The Dean's Office of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, fiscal-year  Communication Specialist and Marketing Coordinator to begin work as soon as possible.  This position serves to advance and coordinate communication activities and initiatives in support of programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), with a particular focus on the performing arts.  The person in this position assists the dean, division chairs in the School of Performing Arts (SPA), and other members of CLAS with communication initiatives and activities in support of community engagement, research and creativity, student recruitment, philanthropy, alumni relations, and fostering a sense of community in the College. For a complete listing of essential duties and responsibilities and to apply for the position go to https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=36481&job=communication-specialist-and-marketing-coordinator

*         Grades 7-12 Art position at SAD4 in Guilford.  Call 876-4625 or go to SAD4.com for the application.

            Expanding Arts Education in Boston: WATCH<http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/on-air-video-blog/2016/09/expanding_arts_education_boston_parker-brass.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news2>.

            Studying Music in High School Can Help Students Process Sound, Language: READ<http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2016/09/studying_music_in_high_school_.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news3>.

            Myran Parker-Brass Featured on PBS News Hour for Work In Arts Education. View the PBS Story<http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=Oo2Hij-oZ54Oyhr0KdSy5g~~&pe=9SIJvCNtpvAM97ayf3FxbGwgWC1ZlGShE0_7OD5P37sfGoGJLNEblZbYsVlW-0znyVmHXv0NktJnqNQ6tLzWlw~~>.

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Beth A Lambert
Visual and Performing Arts Specialist
Aroostook County and Western Maine 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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