October 2016
Joint Arts Education Conference  
2016 Joint Arts Education Conference: Connect and Respond   
Monday, October 24, 2016│Phoenix, AZ
Herberger Theater Center  
With Keynote Speaker Deron Hall, Director of Partnerships, Memphis Music Initiative
Designed to bring together Arizona's arts education community for a full day of professional development, this year's Joint Arts Education Conference focuses on the evolution of Arizona's youth demographics, connecting and responding to the New Arizona Academic Standards in the Arts, and the design, creation, and sharing of tools and resources to develop cultural competency, systemic equity, and increased access and participation for all students.

Registration closes October 17th 

Regular Rate - $120
Register with a credit card.
Register with a purchase order.
Student/Intern Rate - $75
Poetry Out Loud
Register Your School for Arizona Poetry Out Loud   
Deadline: October 31, 2016  
Registration is now open for 2017 Arizona Poetry Out Loud, a national recitation contest created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Poetry Out Loud encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation while helping them master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life.

Participating teachers/schools receive a free toolkit, including a program guide to help teach recitation and performance and a DVD and companion guide for learning recitation.

Visit Arizona's Poetry Out Loud page to learn more about what the program can offer your school and register today!

Creative Aging Workshop in Flagstaff with Guest Artist Elizabeth Johnson   
Tuesday, November 1, 2016  │4 - 6pm│Flagstaff, AZ  
Join the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Flagstaff Arts Council to learn more about Creative Aging, an exciting national movement to advance understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and healthy aging. Guest artist Elizabeth Johnson will provide an interactive exploration of the different approaches used across the continuum of care, and the brain/body research which shows that older adults who are engaged in the arts experience better overall health, enjoy a higher quality of life, and are more active in their communities.

Who Should Attend?
Anyone interested in the vital relationship between the arts and quality of life for older adults, including aging or healthcare service organization staff, caregivers, volunteers, teaching artists, and arts organizations.
Space is limited; registration will close once capacity has been reached. 

Creative Youth Development
Christina Cultural Arts Center, Wilmington, DE
Peer-Reviewed Journal Article Published on Rise of Creative Youth Development
A new article, "The Rise of Creative Youth Development," was recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Arts Education Policy Review. It describes core characteristics of CYD programs and provides background on the origins and history of the field.

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2016 ADE Mega Conference Partnership Expo   
November 16, 2016 │Tucson, AZ
The Partnership Expo at the Arizona Department of Education MEGA Conference will provide teaching artists, arts and culture organizations, and other non-profit community organizations an opportunity to meet over 500 school administrators and teachers throughout the state. Teaching artists, arts and culture organizations and other non-profit community organizations will have the opportunity to display their work at the Partnership Expo. Participants are encouraged to attend for the entire day. Reserve a spot by completing this brief online registration form.
Conference for Community Arts Education
Turnaround Arts
79th Annual Conference for Community Arts Education
November 2-5, 2016│Chicago, IL
The National Guild Conference addresses the specific needs of nonprofit arts education organizations and provides support for expanding equitable access to arts learning opportunities in communities across the country.  
The National Guild is offering a special rate of $50/day for career-dedicated Teaching Artists to attend the Conference for Community Arts Education- a multiple session conference that is dedicated to amplifying the impact of teaching artistry.
Turnaround Arts Call for Applications
Deadline: November 1, 2016
The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts have opened applications for school districts, foundations, or nonprofits to apply to join Turnaround Arts, a program to assist school reform through high-quality and integrated arts education. Selected organizations will partner with Turnaround Arts: National to build locally-based technical assistance programs, bringing in national and regional resources to use the arts as an intervention strategy in clusters of low-performing schools, and their work will begin in March 2017.

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2015 Grantees
Pima County Youth Arts Award
Application Opens: November 1, 2016
Deadline: February 20, 2017
The Pima County Youth Arts Award is an opportunity to earn a scholarship toward an Associate Degree at Pima Community College. Awards range from $1,000 to $2,000.

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Arts Learning Collaboration Grants
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants
Cycle C Deadline: February 2, 2017
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 C Deadline: February 2, 2017
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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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.

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