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asn calendar of events and gatherings
board of directors' meeting, columbia college, chicago, il
deadline for awards nominations and exemplary school submissions
call for proposal acceptance status notifications
conference chicago, chicago academy of arts, chiarts, columbia college, chicago, il
conference new york city, nyu tisch, nyu steinhardt, laguardia
conference denver, co, denver school of the arts
Dear Arts Enthusiasts:
As the 2011-2012 academic year is coming to closure, please know that your leadership within the Arts Schools Network (ASN) is working tirelessly to continually advance the arts. ASN's Board of Directors represents a diverse group of leaders in the arts. Allow me to recognize your Executive Committee: Rory Pullens, First Vice President, CEO and Head of School, Duke Ellington School of the Arts; Pamela Jordan, Second Vice President and Head of School, Chicago Academy for the Arts; Patricia Decker, Secretary, Director of Recruitment, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts; Donn Harris, Treasurer, Executive Director, Oakland School for the Arts; and Dr. Ralph Opacic, Immediate Past President, Executive Director, Orange County High School of the Arts.
Our inaugural student talent competition, On Your Way, culminated at our Orlando conference with performances by the awarded recipients. Our 2013 On Your Way competition will launch in May, with scholarship awards announced Spring 2013. Our Life in the Arts videos provide membership schools connectivity to programs and artists around the nation. These videos may be used for classroom or total-school study. Remaining schools showcased for this year include Oakland School for the Arts, Howard W. Blake School of the Arts, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, College of Charleston School of the Arts, and Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano. The videos are simply another member benefit of ASN, while allowing time to glean some new and novel ideas without leaving your school.
We have several new board members who will prove invaluable to our Board of Directors. Please join me in welcoming Tracie Fraley, Principal, Booker T. Washington Visual and Performing Arts, Dallas, Texas; Sally Gaskill, Associate Director, Strategic National Arts Alumni Project, Bloomington, Indiana; Valerie Morris, Dean, School of the Arts, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina; and, Dr. Mary Palmer, Professor Emerita, University of Central Florida and President of Mary Palmer and Associates, LLC.
A new initiative, of which ASN members will be beneficiaries, is our webinars. At this juncture, arts agencies partnering in this endeavor include the Arts Education Policy Review Journal, National Art Educators Association, National Dance Educators Organization, and the American Alliance for Theatre and Education. These webinars will focus on current and relevant issues related to teaching in the arts. Topics include, but are not limited to, teacher evaluation, updates on revisions to arts standards, education reform initiatives, and arts integration.
I encourage you to make plans now to join us for our coming ASN Conference in Chicago, Illinois, October 16-19, 2012. David Flatley and Columbia College, our conference hosts, have prepared an inspirational conference that will be second-to-none. Opportunities exist for a day of content-specific professional development at the pre-conference (October 16) for such topics as fund development and governance. Our main conference days, October 17-19, provide numerous breakout sessions and school visits while providing attendees the opportunity to "network" with some of the nation's premier leaders in arts education.
One of the intangibles of ASN is the opportunity to, my hope is that you will consider making application for Exemplary Schools' Recognition. Chaired by Dr. Scott Allen, the Best Practices Committee invites you to take your school through a rigorous and introspective process that when awarded, represents the epitome of arts education. Please consider participating in this valuable opportunity to receive specific arts-related feedback for your institution.
In closing, I hope that even during these trying economic times we can look to the arts for hope and inspiration. Despite the challenges we all face at our schools and colleges, the value of an arts education has never been more important. By sowing seeds of creativity and by fostering problem-solving skills, arts educators are the stalwarts in holding back the forces which serve to marginalize the arts.
Please call on me if I may be of assistance to you.
Craig S. Collins, Ed.D
President, Arts Schools Network
Principal, Harrison School for the Arts
alabama school of fine arts, birmingham, albama
The mission of the Alabama School of Fine Arts, a diverse community of explorers, is to nurture impassioned students by guiding and inspiring them to discover and fulfill their individual creative abilities in an atmosphere distinguished by the fusion of fact and feeling, risk and reward, art and science, school and society.
The Alabama School of Fine Arts is a partially residential public school authorized and funded by the Alabama Legislature to provide tuition-free instruction to impassioned students, grades 7-12. The school provides focused specialty instruction in Creative Writing, Dance, Mathematics and Science, Music, Theatre Arts and Visual Arts, plus core academic courses necessary to earn an Alabama high school diploma. The school operates under its own enabling legislation, policies and procedures, guided by a state-appointed Board of Trustees, under whom serves a staff of more than 100 full and part- time administrators, teachers and support workers.
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classen school of advanced studies
oklahoma city, oklahoma
Our History - Classen High School, constructed immediately following the close of World War I, is the oldest high school building in Oklahoma City. Classen opened as a junior high school in 1919. The land was part of an area being developed by the early Oklahoma City real estate developer, Anton H. Classen. A total of 6.33 acres was purchased by the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education for $55,100. The building was constructed at a cost of $420,500 by the Holmboe Construction Company. The two story brick building was enlarged in 1921, 1923, 1925, 1934 and 1957. The school was converted to a high school in 1925.
Classen School of Advanced Studies (CSAS) is the premier school of its kind in the state of Oklahoma. CSAS offers eligible qualified students of Oklahoma City Public Schools in grades six through twelve a rare and dynamic educational opportunity. Two complementary and challenging college preparatory plans of study are offered: the world recognized International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and the nationally recognized Visual and Performing Arts Program. The school opened in August of 1994 with an enrollment of 647 students in grades six through ten. Classen School of Advanced Studies graduated its first senior class in May of 1997. Classen SAS is accredited by the North Central Association of Schools and adheres to a college preparatory curriculum.
|no obituary needed for arts education, study reveals|
no obituary needed for arts education, study reveals
but disparities seen in availability based on income
education week 4 18 2012
by erik w. robelen
Rumors of the death of arts education in public schools have been greatly exaggerated, new federal findings suggest. Over the past decade, the availability of music and visual-arts instruction on average has changed little, and remains high, when compared with a decade ago, according to a major federal report on arts education issued this month. But that's not the whole story. The data offer a complicated-and sometimes conflicting-narrative of the changes in arts access in public schools, with some ups, some downs, and some maintenance of the status quo. Elementary instruction designated specifically for dance and theater, for instance, is fast becoming an endangered species, the data show, while the incorporation of those disciplines into other subjects is alive and well. Meanwhile, disparities persist in access to arts education for impoverished students, but there is no consistent trend line.
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theme: urban arts education landscapes
Tuesday, Oct 16 All Day Intensives (back by popular demand!)
- Fund Development
- New and Emerging Schools
- Strategic Planning
- Using your SNAAP Data (high schools)
Wednesday, Oct 17 School Visits, opening general session
Thursday, Oct 18 Core-Conference member sessions, by members for members, awards ceremony, general session
Friday, Oct 19 Core-Conference member sessions, by members for members, general session
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arts advocacy day in washington dc
hosted by americans for the arts
On April 17, 2012, Arts Advocacy Day began with the Congressional Arts Kick-Off on Capitol Hill. At the event, actor Alec Baldwin and musician Ben Folds joined a host of acclaimed artists and members of Congress to speak before the press and advocates from across the country about the importance of government funding for the arts. Reps. Jim Moran (D-VA) and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) gave remarks that reinforced the efforts of the advocates, while actresses Melina Kanakaredes and Tiffani Thiessen delivered moving stories on how strong school arts education programs shaped their lives. In addition, Co-Chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus Rep. Todd Platts (R-PA) accepted the 2012 Public Leadership in the Arts Award for Congressional Arts Leadership. For further information on highlights from Arts Advocacy Day, check out our highlights page or contact Government Affairs and Grassroots Manager Natalie Shoop at email@example.com.
|AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE MAY 15|
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- Outstanding Arts School Award
- New and Emerging School Award
- Outstanding Arts School Alum Achievement Award
- Research Initiative: Individual Award
- Research Initiative: Institution/Organization/Corporation Award
- Teacher of the Year Award
- The Jeffrey Lawrence Award
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|chiarts gets new building |
04 17 2012
The Chicago High School for the Artswill get a new home - the old Malcolm X College - when the college moves into its new $251 million home, planned for 2015. City Hall made the announcement on Monday, April 9. ChiArts is currently located in Bronzeville and shares space with Doolittle Elementary School. Below are excerpts from a Chicago Sun-Times article by Fran Speilman published April 9, 2012.
ChiArts serves a diverse student body of 600 students chosen after a selection process that includes academics, interviews and auditions. Their daily routine includes five hours of academic classes and three hours of arts training in their specialty area. The move to the old Malcolm X, 1900 W. Van Buren, will give the school access to dance studios, computer labs and an auditorium, and pave the way for the expansion of arts and academic programs. ChiArts also will host performances, exhibitions and cross-school projects and programs from across the city.
"This will be the first Chicago facility exclusively dedicated [to] the exhibition and performance of student works and will provide visibility for talented and creative CPS students," according to a statement from the mayor's office. "CPS teachers will use ChiArts resources as a hub for arts-focused professional development and as a laboratory for developing innovation in arts instruction."
|national endowment for the arts welcomes new director of arts education|
ayanna hudson joins nea from the los angeles county arts commission
04 12 2012
Washington, DC -- In 2011, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded more than $13 million in funding through its arts education program. Beginning on July 2, that significant level of support will be guided by Ayanna Hudson, the agency's new director of arts education. Hudson joins the NEA from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission where she led the commission's lauded Arts for All regional collaborative designed to return arts to the core curriculum. Chairman Landesman made the announcement today at a national forum sponsored by the Arts Education Partnership.
|how the louvre and nintendo are reinventing the museum audio tour|
los angeles times
by deborah netburn
04 16 2012
Thanks to an unlikely partnership between Japanese gaming company Nintendo and the Louvre Museum in Paris, navigating the gargantuan art museum should now be a bit easier for tourists.
On April 11, the Louvre replaced its previous audio tour system with a new batch of Nintendo 3DSdevices preloaded with 700 commentaries on works of art at the museum, as well as an interactive map that helps users figure out where they are in the museum, and how to get to the next piece of art they want to check out.
The new guides are designed to reach out to the Louvre's young and international customer base. Last year, the museum had 8.9 million visitors -- more than half of them under the age of 30 and two thirds of them foreign.
"Through this partnership, we wanted to bring together heritage and the innovative world of interactive entertainment through a system many people are already familiar with," Herve Barbaret, managing director of the Louvre, said in a statement. "We feel that the Nintendo 3DS is perfect to achieve this goal."
The Nintendo 3DS is a hand-held device about the size of a smartphone that has two screens -- a 3-D screen on the top and a touch screen on the bottom.
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