A monthly newsletter from the Arizona Commission on the Arts
Humanities in Medicine
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Humanities in Medicine Symposium Scholarship Grants for Artists   
Deadline: September 19, 2016 
The Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine are pleased to offer up to 10 scholarship grants for artists and teaching artists to attend the upcoming  Humanities in Medicine Symposium , November 4-5, 2016 at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. Scholarship grants will cover the $250 symposium registration fee. No match is required.

An intersection of arts and humanities disciplines inclusive of music, visual art, theatre, dance, creative writing, storytelling, narrative practice, ethical considerations and other topical discussions, the symposium is designed to engage healthcare providers, artists and members of the community who have an interest in this ever-expanding field.

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Arts Learning Collaboration Grants
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants
Cycle B Deadline: September 8, 2016
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants enhance the work of arts educators, classroom teachers and school-based arts programs through collaborative projects taking place in-school (during regular school hours), after-school, or during summer/inter-session and in-services.

Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants
Cycle B Deadline: September 8, 2016
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants enhance the work of community and social service organizations/ governmental entities through partnership projects with professional teaching artists and/or arts organizations.

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NEA Chairman Jane Chu
A Conversation with NEA Chairman Jane Chu   
Mesa Arts Center
Friday, August 12, 2016, 10:30am 
The National Endowment for the Arts, the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Mesa Arts Center invite you to join us for a Town Hall conversation with NEA Chairman Jane Chu on Friday, August 12, 2016. This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is appreciated.
Creative Youth Development
Photo courtesy of MA Cultural Council
Creative Youth Development National Partnership
The National Guild for Community Arts Education, Massachusetts Cultural Council, The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and Americans for the Arts have announced the launch of the Creative Youth Development National Partnership. Creative youth development is a recently coined term that organizes a longstanding community of practice that intentionally integrates the arts, sciences and humanities with youth development principles, sparking young people's creativity, and building critical learning and life skills that carry into adulthood.

Deeper Learning for All
Photo courtesy of NASBE
Americans Speak Out About the Arts
Image courtesy Americans for the Arts
How States Can Advance Deeper Learning for All
A new report from the National Association of State Boards of Education explores how three domains: resources, rigor and educational experiences states can analyze to ensure equitable access to "deeper learning" skills in the classroom. The skills and attributes that reflect deeper learning are key to college, career and civic success.

American Speak out about the Arts in Newly Released Survey
An Americans for the Arts and Ipsos Public Affairs survey of more than 3,000 American adults provides current insight on topics including support for arts education and government arts funding, personal engagement in the arts, and the personal benefits and well-being that come from engaging in the arts.

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The Creative Age
Photo courtesy NCCA
Arts Education Partnership
Education Commission of the States
NCCA 2016 Leadership Exchange & Conference
September 24-28, 2016│Washington, DC
THE CREATIVE AGE Global Perspectives on Creativity & Aging is an international convening and idea exchange for the field of creative aging in Washington DC. With special emphasis on Age Friendly Cities, Global Brain Health and Creative Caregiving, the keynotes, plenary sessions, presentations, professional development and social and networking events will engage, equip, impact and inspire work whether across the street or around the world.

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2016 Arts Education Partnership National Forum
October 5-7, 2016│Denver, CO 
The AEP national forums bring together leaders from the arts, business, cultural, education, government and philanthropic sectors. Attendees are administrators, advanced practitioners, policymakers, consultants, directors and researchers engaged in and committed to arts learning and education improvement. The 2016 AEP National Forum serves to inform participants' decision-making, aid in program development and advance the work of their respective organizations.

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Call for Music Education Research Project Proposals
Deadline: September 1, 2016
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has announced a call for proposals for two new research projects to study important issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion in music education. NAfME and the Society for Research in Music Education invite proposals that involve strategies for promoting, facilitating or assessing diversity, equity and inclusion in the music education workforce, preK-12 school music opportunities or music education organizations.

Every Student Succeeds Act
Submit Feedback on Arizona's State Plan for ESSA
The Arizona Department of Education invites all Arizonans to share their feedback on the upcoming implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA, which will replace No Child Left Behind as the primary federal legislation addressing America's public education system, is scheduled to be implemented in the 2017-2018 school year. General feedback regarding ESSA and the transition process will be used over the next several months to help draft and develop Arizona's state plan for ESSA. Arts education stakeholders and advocates are encouraged to submit their feedback about the importance of arts education and its inclusion in the plan. Feedback can be submitted via a survey at .
Artist Research and Development Grant
Professional Development Grants
Artist Research & Development Grants
Deadline: August 25, 2016
Artist Research and Development Grants (ARDG) are designed to support individual artists from all disciplines. The purpose of this grant is to aid in the development of artistic work, support the advancement of artistic research and recognize the contributions individual artists make to Arizona's communities.

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Professional Development Grants
Cycle B Deadline: September 8, 2016 
Professional Development Grants (PDG) are designed to assist Arizona artists, arts administrators and arts educators with funding support for participation in professional development and skills-building activities which contribute to significant professional growth. 

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P. Buckley Moss Foundation
P. Buckley Moss Foundation
Deadline: September 30, 2016  
P. Buckley Moss Foundation is accepting grant applications from pre-K-12 educators who need financial assistance to maintain or implement an arts education program in the 2017-18 school year. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to support new or evolving programs that integrate the arts into educational programming. 

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Alex Nelson
Director of Arts Learning

Anastasia Freyermuth
Poetry Out Loud Coordinator
Harper Piver
AZ Creative Aging Coordinator
This monthly online newsletter from the Arts Learning Department at the Arizona Commission on the Arts provides relevant, current and important information from the local, regional and national Arts Learning and Teaching Artist fields.

Job and Arts Opportunities listings on the website are maintained by Arts Commission staff and are not comprehensive. Questions regarding a listed opportunity should be directed to the corresponding contact person identified in the posting. 

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