June 2016
A monthly newsletter from the Arizona Commission on the Arts
Annual Satisfaction Survey
Fiscal Year 2016 Satisfaction Survey   
Survey Closes July 1, 2016 
The Arizona Commission on the Arts endeavors to continually improve the service and support it provides to Arizona's arts sector. To this end, the Arts Commission invites your candid appraisal of the agency and its work in this confidential survey. Information you provide will be used in the construction of annual reports to the Governor of Arizona and to the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as for internal performance measures.
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Dancing to the Top
Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion Case Study
This case study of the Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion (BPS-AE) examines the expansion of quality in-school arts instruction as a means to increase equity of opportunity in Boston Public Schools. 

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Educator Preview Events
Over the summer, many arts organizations hold free events for educators to preview their upcoming seasons and to learn more about the organizations' programs and opportunities for schools and educators.

Musical Instrument Museum: Teacher Preview Day
Saturday, July 20, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Attendees will learn about offerings for preschool through 12th grade groups, such as school-tour options and educator resources, and enjoy live musical performances highlighting MIM's Artist Residency program. 

Mesa Arts Center: Educator Preview Night
Thursday, August 18, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Educators can preview the Performing Live Season for Students, as well as pre-register before the public, get a sneak peek at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum Fall shows, and discover a range of arts and cultural experiences for the classroom.

Phoenix Art Museum: Educator Arts Day - A Field Guide for Arts Learning
Saturday, August 27, 9:00am - 4:00pm
The Phoenix Art Museum, in collaboration with educators from AZ Opera, Phoenix Theater, Childsplay and other local Arts organizations, will be presenting arts learning workshops and a resource fair. Representatives from arts & cultural organizations in Metro Phoenix will be in attendance to offer resources, tools and other strategies that implement the arts in a variety of learning environments. 
Arts Education Partnership
School_s Out_ Make it Count
2016 AEP National Forum Call for Session Proposals
Deadline: June 17, 2016
The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) is now accepting concurrent session proposals for the 2016 National Forum, to take place in Denver, October 5-7, 2016. Arts Education leaders from around the nation are invited to share their exemplary work supporting the role and contribution of the arts to prepare all students for the next America.

2016 Arizona Statewide Out-Of-School Time Conference Call for Workshop Proposals
Deadline: July 1, 2016 
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence is seeking workshop proposals for their 2016 Arizona Statewide Out-of-School Time Conference being held Saturday, October 22, 2016. Proposals should focus on the following areas: STEM, Health & Fitness, Program Leadership, Social Emotional Development, Literacy, Arts, Program Quality and more. Deadline to submit a proposal is July 1st.

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Every Student Succeeds Act
MAsters of Traditional Arts
ESSA and the Arts Resources
With states around the country beginning to implement the work outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Arts Education Partnership is working with arts and education stakeholders to identify and share an evolving set of resources about ESSA and the implications for the arts.

Masters of Traditional Arts Website
The Masters of Traditional Arts Education Guide offers educators in K-12, college, museum, library and community settings interdisciplinary activities and units of study that ground young people in their personal traditions as they research and experience the traditions of the NEA's National Heritage Fellows.

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Crayola Creative Leadership Grants
NEA Art Works
Crayola Creative Leadership Grants
Deadline: June 20, 2016
This program provides grants for innovative, creative leadership team building within elementary schools. Each grant-winning school (up to 20 grants awarded) will receive $2,500 and $1,000 worth of Crayola products to develop an art-infused education creative capacity-building professional development program.

NEA Art Works Arts Education Grants
Deadline: July 14, 2016 
These grants support projects for pre-K-12 students, the educators and artists who support them, and the schools and communities that serve them. Deadlines are no longer divided by "community-based" and "school-based" projects, and the NEA will accept applications for all three project types at both deadlines - Direct Learning, Professional Development and Collective Impact.

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Feel free to send us your comments, suggestions or a story idea you'd like to see in the next issue. Email: artslearning@azarts.gov
To learn more about our programs and services at the Arizona Commission on the Arts, visit www.azarts.gov
Alex Nelson
Director of Arts Learning

Anastasia Freyermuth
Arts Learning and Grants 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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