VOLUME 51 | ISSUE 01
A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE
ARIZONA COMMISSION ON THE ARTS
FEATURED NEWS
Final Deadline for Fiscal Year 2018 Grants
Cycle C Deadline: 11:59pm Thursday, February 1, 2018.
For projects/activities taking place between March 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018.
To allow applicants greater flexibility in planning for and taking advantage of opportunities that may spring up over the course of the year, the Arizona Commission on the Arts offers three of its grants throughout the year on a three-deadline cycle. The final application deadline for FY2018 is less than a month away.
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.
Support partnerships led by community/social service organizations or government entities that foster meaningful arts learning experiences in a variety of community settings for learners of any age.
Provide funding support for participation in artistic development and skills building activities or opportunities that contribute to professional growth and career development.
Banner photos (left to right): A Free Arts Arizona teaching artists leads an activity at Children First Academy in Phoenix; visiting artist Anu Yadav leads an AZ ArtWorker workshop, photo by Alonso Parra; a youth creative writing workshop at University of Arizona Poetry Center.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
AATE Best Practices: Inclusive and Accessible Theatre Symposium
February 2-4, 2018 | Louisville, KY
 Join theatre educators, artists and scholars from near and far for this exciting gathering in downtown Louisville, KY. Hosted by the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, the American Alliance for Theatre and Education weekend intensive will offer keynote speakers, hands-on workshops, and a sensory-friendly performance including a pre-show touch tour. Come explore one of the country’s most arts-rich communities, and leave with practical tools you can use at home, in your classroom, and your theatre.
Winter 2018 Arts Integration and STEAM Online Conference
February 3, 2018 | 10am - 4pm ET
 Education Closet is hosting the largest arts integration and STEAM conference for educators. The conference will take place over the course of one day, as educators from across the nation collectively learn strategies to implement Arts Integration and/or STEAM in the classroom. Participants receive 10 PD Certification hours, and lifetime access to conference materials and digital content.
NAEA National Convention
March 22-24, 2018 | Seattle, WA
The National Art Education Association hosts the largest gathering of art educators in the world. The convention provides over 1,000 sessions, workshops, tours available to craft individual professional learning experiences surrounding this year's theme: Art + Design = STEAM.
RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS
New Blog by Ingenuity: "Developing a Theory of Action for K-12 Arts Education and SEL Outcomes"
 In a new Ed Note blog , guest authors Steve Shewfelt, Director of Data and Research at Ingenuity, and Jenny Nagaoka, Director of the UChicago Consortium on School Research, highlight a new partnership project examining how arts education programs affect social and emotional learning and development among K-12 students.
ESSA: Mapping Opportunities for the Arts
This special report highlights the ways that states and districts can engage the arts in the ongoing work of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Designed to continue growing as ESSA implementation proceeds, this report currently contains chapters exploring the opportunities for arts education within the following topics: Accountability, Assessments, Stakeholder Engagement, State Plans, Tiers of Evidence, Title I and a Well-Rounded Education.
OPPORTUNITIES
Become an EdTA Teaching Artist: 2018 Call for Proposals
 Teaching artists at national Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) events are recognized as experts and leaders in the field, and get to work with students and educators from across the country, and around the world. They play an integral role in fulfilling EdTA’s mission of supporting and training theatre students and educators. EdTA is now accepting proposals for the following events:

International Thespian Festival
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2018

EdTA National Conference
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2018
Regional Art Competition Now Open
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018
The Western Governors’ Association is now accepting art submissions inspired by a specific state or informed by living in the west for its 2018 Celebrate the West art competition. The regional competition is open to high-school students living in select US states, and competition winners will have their work displayed at a WGA meeting and receive cash prizes.
RESOURCES
New US Department of Education Resources Shares Highlights from the Arts in Education Program
The Arts in Education program is offering a compendium of newsletters that explore the five arts disciplines through a collection of insights and resources, including narratives about 10 Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination and Professional Development for Arts Educators projects. In addition to grantee spotlights, each discipline section also includes a research-focused feature article written by an expert in the field, as well as an overview on how the new National Core Arts Standards address the discipline.

ADVOCACY
Americans for the Arts
Arts Advocacy Day Registration is Now Open
March 12-13, 2018 | Washington, DC
 Arts advocates from across the country convene in Washington, DC for the annual Arts Advocacy Day each year. Arts Advocacy Day brings together a broad cross section of America's cultural and civic organizations, along with more than 700 grassroots advocates from across the country, to underscore the importance of developing strong public policies and appropriating increased public funding for the arts.
arts found: A Salon Series 2018
Late Life Creativity
January 18, 2018 | Tucson
The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, in partnership with the Jewish Community Center invite you to join a lively panel discussion about maintaining arts practices and inspiring new creative habits as we age.
This latest installment of the Arts Foundation's ongoing arts found salon series will feature voices from the local arts community alongside experts in health and aging.
Arizona Arts Congress 2018
February 19, 2018 | Arizona State Capitol
 Sponsored by Arizona Citizens for the Arts, Arts Congress offers opportunities for arts educators and students to use civic engagement to promote support for arts and arts education. Stakeholders are invited to join other arts and cultural leaders and supporters to advocate for support for arts funding in the state budget.
2018 AEP State Policy Symposium
March 10, 2018 | Washington, DC
This day-long event convenes arts education stakeholders from across the country to explore key education policy issues that impact arts in education. Registration and event details for the 2018 Symposium will be available on the website, including highlights and resources from the 2017 Arts Education Partnership State Policy Symposium
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