2020 CONFERENCE THEME: Integration & Collaboration in Iowa
DEADLINE: Friday, May 22, 2020
SUBMIT DESIGNS TO: email@example.com
APPLICANTS: Open to student and adult designers
March 19, 2020
It saddens me to announce the cancellation of the awards ceremonies for YAM & All State, planned for April 4th and May 2nd, due to the COVID-19 and the CDC recommendations for limiting social interactions. Our YAM and All State program directors are working hard to find a virtual platform to honor our students. This process is currently in development. At this point, Emerging Excellence events have been postponed and we will make a decision to reschedule or cancel as more information comes out. Please look out for updates via email and on our Facebook page.
We will host an online Council meeting April 4th at 10:00AM. The Summer Council Retreat and Fall conference 2020 in Iowa City are going ahead as planned, however, this is subject to change as we receive news.
In the meantime, here is what you can do: nominate a teacher or professional for awards, make artwork for the Educators Art Show at our Fall Conference, submit a logo design for our Fall Conference, and vote for our next President Elect and Membership Chair election ballot when it comes out.
This is a quickly evolving situation. Any updates and further information will be posted on our Facebook page and communicated through email.
Stay Safe & Well,
ArtHaus OFFERING AEA LICENSE RENEWAL COURSE
Coming April 1: Iowa Arts Education Data Project
The Iowa Arts Education Data Project will showcase Iowa’s arts education data through a user-friendly, interactive dashboard. The dashboard is intended to promote meaningful dialogue around arts education across the state; and to encourage equitable and data-driven decisions by schools, districts, educators, community members, and policymakers that support a well-rounded education for all Iowa students.
The Iowa Arts Education Data Project will display high school course and enrollment data by fine arts discipline - dance, music, theatre, visual arts, and media arts/other - as well as by grade level, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Stakeholders can use the data to determine areas of strength as well as areas of need. By providing a variety of demographic lenses as well as various grain sizes by which to view the data - state, AEA region, district, and school - the dashboard provides compelling snapshots of fine arts education access and opportunities across Iowa.
The dashboard will be accessible through the Iowa Department of Education Fine Arts page and will go live on Wednesday, April 1st. Districts and schools will have an early viewing window from March 16th-31st. To learn more visit the Arts Education Data Project national website or contact Angela Matsuoka at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the pending weather, the board has made the decision to postpone the AEI winter meeting until January 25th.
Students can submit 1- to 5-minute films in any genre, including documentaries, animations and music videos. Selected young filmmakers will receive statewide recognition and an invitation to join The Film Lounge Academy, complete with a red-carpet screening plus a filmmaking workshop with industry pros and job-shadowing opportunities at IPTV. And by all means, please spread the word. Help us discover the next big star right here in Iowa.
Entries are due Jan. 15. Find all the details at thefilmlounge.org.
The Iowa Alliance for Arts Education is sponsoring the sixth annual Arts Advocacy Day at the State Capitol in Des Moines on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. They are currently recruiting advocates to attend this event.
Advocates will have the opportunity to speak directly to legislators on the importance of arts education in our state and advance the arts education legislative agenda.
Advocacy Day will begin with a training session at 8:00 a.m., followed by the opening of Iowa House/Senate where the current Miss Iowa Emily Tinsman (former IAAE advocate) will sing the national anthem. The rest of the morning will be spent with visits to your assigned legislators. IAAE will provide lunch at noon with entertainment. In the afternoon, there will be IAAE presentations to the House and Senate Education Committees featuring the Johnson STEAM Academy from Cedar Rapids, participants in the IAAE mentoring program and Emily Tinsman.
If you would be willing to be an arts advocate, you can register on the IAAE website or by clicking the link below.
YAM FLAG DESIGN CONTEST
Submit up to 3 entries from students K-12 for a design to represent Iowa on a flag displayed at the Youth Art Month exhibit at the National Convention.
Entries due by Dec 1st, open to all AEI/NAEA member teachers.
To enter, make a copy of the Slides file, which is your official entry form, and enter your student information.
Send the file to email@example.com for official submission to the selection committee.
Participate in the Hexagon Project Arts Program
The Hexagon Project Arts Program [or “Hexagon Arts”] aims to use art, in the shape of a hexagon, as a vehicle to bring social change, promote social justice and transform individuals and societies. The program invites young people (aged 4 to 18+ years) and communities all over the world to creatively visualize, illustrate and address issues of social and global themes and express views and beliefs that inspire social action in the community by changing attitudes, promoting justice, empathy, cooperation and interdependence. These artworks are then shared by local and global audiences through annual exhibitions in galleries, museums and social media platforms.
Hexagon 2020 Theme: Diversity
Fall-Winter is an ideal time to launch because the deadline for the Project is June 30.We have a virtual gallery and all entries will be a part of it.
Art Educators of Iowa