Do you know any talented teens? Are you one yourself? The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is now accepting submissions from students ages 13+ in grades 7–12!
Presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program. The Awards feature a distinguished list of alumni including Andy Warhol, Stephen King, Sylvia Plath, and Tschabalala Self. In the 2019 program year, nearly 340,000 works were submitted, with over 2,700 students receiving national recognition.
Students are invited to submit original work in 29 art and writing categories, such as architecture, painting, poetry, and video game design. Deadlines for submission vary by region, so check here to learn more about important dates in your hometown. The Award recipients will be announced in March 2020, followed by a week of celebration in New York City in June, including a ceremony at Carnegie Hall.
IOWA ARTS COUNCIL OFFERS PD OPPORTUNITY
In a new professional development opportunity for Iowa's arts and social studies teachers, Folk Arts in the Classroom offers a two-day, immersive learning program that encourages teachers to incorporate folk arts in K-12 arts and social studies curriculums. Participating teachers will learn about folk arts and resources from Iowa cultural institutions and workshop their own integrated lesson plans.
Potential applicants are encouraged to review all published material and contact Jennie Knoebel at 515-242-6194 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions well in advance of the application deadline.
This is part of the Department of Education’s Equity and Future Ready initiative. Spread the word about the Clearinghouse (a work-based learning that includes projects, internships, and apprenticeships that are embedded into classwork) to your networks. Check out the fine arts projects and consider using one in your classroom. We are looking for arts educators to submit some "Take and Bake Project Ideas" to the Clearinghouse. We need to have more rigorous and authentic fine arts projects up there in general, and music, theater, and dance projects in particular. If you have thoughts or suggestions, please contact our Fine Arts Consultant, Angela Matsuoka at email@example.com
The Arts Education Data Project is coming to Iowa! The Department of Education has signed on to funding this project and we are in the early phases of mining data. Goal: What is the status of arts education in our schools? The data will be a means to an end to strengthen and extend student engagement, access and participation in the arts. The Arts Education Data Project will take existing data acquired by the Department of Education and make it usable in our field. This data project is already active in 10 states with New Jersey being the first state to include data on their state/school report card. Mid-Spring is the estimated dashboard release date for Iowa art educators to view.
Mrs. Pieffer introduced me to art, and helped me gain the love and passion I have. She was patient and kind and and always willing to answer a young girls questions. - Former Student
Since 1950, Art Educators of Iowa has been recognizing those of its members who stood out as exemplars in the field. AEI & NAEA give awards every year to honor the best art educators and supporters of the arts,in the state of Iowa and at the regional and national level.