VOLUME 52 | ISSUE 5
A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE
ARIZONA COMMISSION ON THE ARTS
FEATURED NEWS
Grants for Fiscal Year 2020 Arts Learning Projects & Partnerships
Apply by May 30, 2019 for Cycle A Funding
The application period for Arts Learning Collaboration (ALC) and Lifelong Arts Engagement (LAE) Grants is now open.
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants
Apply by 11:59 pm, May 30, 2019
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants enhance the work of school-based arts teaching and learning programs through collaborative projects taking place in-school, after-school, or during summer/inter-session and in-services in one of the following three categories:
Planning, Professional Development, or
Student Learning.
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants
Apply by 11:59 pm, May 30, 2019
Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants support partnerships that foster meaningful arts learning experiences in community settings for learners of any age in one of the following three categories: Participant Engagement, Planning, or Professional Development.
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants and  Lifelong Arts Engagement Grants are offered throughout the year on a three-deadline cycle:

CYCLE A: Apply by 11:59pm Thursday, May 30, 2019.
For projects taking place between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

CYCLE B: Apply by 11:59pm Thursday, September 5, 2019.
For projects taking place between November 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

CYCLE C: Apply by 11:59pm Thursday, January 31, 2020.
For projects taking place between March 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2019 National Forum on Education Policy
Education Commission of the States
July 10-12, 2019 | Denver, CO
Network with state education leaders from across roles and across the country. Gain insight on unique state education policy approaches and promising practices from early learning to post-secondary and career. Attendees will expand their professional network, build expertise, and further develop their capacity to build effective education policy. 
Title IV-A Symposium: Explore, Enhance, Expand
July 19, 2019 ׀ Prescott, AZ
The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) will present the first annual Title IV-A Symposium on Friday July 19, 2019. Designed to offer discipline-specific professional development for enrichment instructors, staff, and the administrators who support them, this event will allow practitioners to “Explore, Enhance, and Expand” transformative educational practices through innovative methods. 
2019 Arts Education Partnership Annual Convening
September 11-12, 2019 ׀ Alexandria, VA
AEP Annual Convenings explore the latest research, innovative practices and emerging policy approaches to actively support the role and contribution of the arts in preparing all students for success. From panel discussions and keynote remarks to concurrent sessions and networking opportunities, this event provides attendees with knowledge and tools for advancing their work and building broader and stronger connections for the arts in education communities.
National VSA Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference
October 25-28, 2019 ׀ Irvine, CA
The 2019 National Conference, hosted in partnership with the Orange County Department of Education, will take place in Irvine, CA, and is the first VSA Intersections conference to take place at its new time of year. The Kennedy Center will host a smaller regional conference March 2020 in New Orleans, LA. This smaller version of the national conference will offer practitioners more opportunity to engage with arts and special education content.
Space and Identity in Art and Learning Symposium
Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education
June 1, 2019 ׀ Chicago, IL
Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) and Borderless Studio will present a symposium on Saturday, June 1, 2019, in conjunction with CAPE’s annual Convergence exhibition of student artwork. The symposium, titled Space and Identity in Art and Learning, will explore ways in which teaching and making art intersect to create and evolve space inside and outside schools.

2019 National Conference: "MUSIC CentriCITY" 
League of American Orchestras
June 3-5, 2019 | Nashville, TN
This annual gathering offers an opportunity to continue exploring how to help orchestras adapt and grow together in a changing world. This conference will place communities, music, and musicians at the center of the conversation. Attendees will continue to identify ways to redefine excellence, recognizing that orchestras can only thrive when they are committed to representing the full breadth and richness of the communities they serve.

2019 Annual Conference
Dance/USA
June 12-15, 2019 ׀ Cleveland, OH
The Dance/USA Annual Conference is a gathering of dance professionals united by their interests in advancing dance and celebrating the joy of movement. It is a time to honor leaders in the field, share and access new resources, and connect with peers through thought-provoking training and conversations. Together attendees discover innovative approaches to shared problems and strengthen relationships among fellow dance professionals.

2019 Annual Conference
Opera America
June 12-16, 2019 ׀ San Francisco, CA
Opera America Annual Conference attracts more than 500 attendees, including opera company general directors, staff members, trustees and volunteers, as well as artists and other industry professionals. Each year, OPERA America partners with a host opera company in a different city to offer nearly 100 events over five days. The conference offers general plenary sessions, informative breakout sessions, performances and networking opportunities.

2019 Annual Convention
Americans for the Arts
June 13–16, 2019 ׀ Twin Cities, MN 
This year’s Americans for the Arts Annual Convention will focus on how the arts build civic engagement, gives space to investigate the past and future, and create lasting positive change.

2019 Convention and Expo
National PTA
June 20-23, 2019 ׀ Columbus, OH
The 2019 National PTA Convention & Expo will allow participants to engaged with mission-minded peers and experts, enhance leadership skills through interactive workshops, stay informed on trends and issues affecting our children, celebrate our standout members and student performers at an awards ceremony.

National Conference on Student Assessment
Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
June 24-26, 2019 ׀ Orlando, FL
Since 1971, NCSA has been the forum for assessment practitioners to learn and reflect upon current and emerging trends in education and educational assessments. Each year the conference draws around 1,000 attendees including federal, state, and district agencies, test publishers, educational consultants, university faculty, and organizations supporting technology, education, and business. The conference takes place over a three-day period in June, including 60-minute symposia, 90-minute symposia, and 45-minute roundtables.

2019 Conference
Chorus America
June 26-29, 2019 ׀ Philadelphia, PA
Get inspired by plenary sessions featuring thought leaders from within and without the arts field. And build your skills at hand-on, practical breakout sessions that answer questions on topics like board engagement, fundraising, programming, and budgeting for success. Attendees will also be able to build meaningful relationships with peers and choral leaders. 

2019 National Forum on Education Policy
Education Commission of the States
July 10-12, 2019 | Denver, CO
Register by: July 5, 2019 11:59 PM
Network with state education leaders from across roles and across the country. Gain insight on unique state education policy approaches and practices from early learning to post-secondary and career. Attendees will expand their professional network, build expertise, and further develop their capacity to build effective education policy. 

SummerVision DC
National Art Education Association
July 16-19, 2019 | Washington, DC
SummerVision DC brings arts and non-arts educators who participate in schools, museums, art organizations or other settings together for four arts-filled days. Program participants will have opportunities to interact with a diverse community of educators and experience exemplary museum practices through hands-on gallery activities and more.
RESEARCH & RESOURCES
Funding Evidence-Based Research to Ensure Equitable Arts Education Engagement
Grantmakers in the Arts | April 2019
A new post from Grantmakers in the Arts, co-authored by AEP Director Jane R. Best and Program Officer Bao-Long Chu at Houston Endowment, discusses findings from a recent research study showing the benefits of arts engagement. The authors also discuss barriers to the arts in education and how research can help support opportunities for equitable access to arts learning. 
50-State Comparison: Arts Education Data Collection and Reporting
Education Commission of the States
This 50-State Comparison ― created through a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Education Commission of the States — assesses the capacity of all 50 states and the District of Columbia to aggregate and report on arts education data already housed in statewide education data systems.
OPPORTUNITIES
Champion Creatively Alive Children Grant Program
Crayola/National Association of Elementary School Principals
Apply by June 21, 2019
Crayola, in collaboration with the National Association of Elementary School Principals, will provide up to 20 $2,500 grants to support creative and innovative leadership team-building within elementary and middle schools in the United States and Canada. 
Arts Administration Internships
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Apply by May 24, 2019
The Arizona Commission on the Arts Internship Program provides emerging leaders in the arts with the opportunity to investigate and participate in the operations of a state arts agency. Through a combination of learning experiences, work projects, and group collaborations, interns develop essential skills, acquire valuable experience, and prepare to become the next generation of arts, nonprofit, and cultural leaders.
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Arts Learning Manager

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Arts Learning and Evaluation Coordinator

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