Issue V  |  February 2019
PSAE is busy working for you and your students! Here are some deadlines you don't want to miss:

Feb 9 - registration with hotel for Joint Arts Administrators Institute
Feb 15 - Rising Stars Piccolo Spoleto application 
Feb 20 - registration only for Joint Arts Administrators Institute
April 5 - PSAE Awards application
May 12019 Arts Integration Conference Driven RFP   

More information about each of these programs can be found below. Thank you for your support of PSAE!

Eve Walling Wohlford
Executive Director
Palmetto State Arts Education
2017 Briarwood Road
Greenwood, SC 29646

The Joint Arts Administrators Institute is coming to the Peace Center!

February 25-26, 2019
Greenville, SC

PSAE is excited to partner with the Peace Center for the Performing Arts to offer district arts coordinators and arts-focused school administrators the opportunity to experience 2 days of rich professional development. 
  • Monday, gain insight into how to have successful residencies from Peace Center Poet-in-Residence Glenis Redmond.  
  • Tuesday, attend a performance by the Tel Aviv performance troupe Mayumana of Currents, an action packed journey that examines the historical "Battle of Currents" between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla.  Afterwards, participate in a Q & A session with cast members.  
  • In between, network and attend breakout sessions with peers to work on pressing issues facing administrators today.

Registration Fee: $40Non-refundable registration fee includes:
  • Lunch Monday and Tuesday
  • Reception Monday
  • Double occupancy hotel room for primary representative of schools and districts*
*More than one representative from a district or school may attend; however only one will receive a hotel room at no cost based on double occupancy.  Single rooms are available for primary representatives for an additional $75.  Rooms for additional participants are available for $75 for double occupancy or $150 for single occupancy.  

Deadline for Registrations WITH Hotel Reservation: February 9, 2019
Deadline for Registrations WITHOUT Hotel Reservation: February 20, 2019

Help Us Celebrate Our Young Artists

PSAE is currently accepting applications for the  2019 Rising Stars Piccolo Spoleto Series.  

In its 11th year, the series gives young artists the opportunity to participate in the high profile venue of Spoleto USA Festival through its affiliation with Piccolo Spoleto.
Who is eligible? 
  • Students between the ages of 9 and 18 who are not full-time college students
  • Students who are visual artists, actors, dancers, creative writers, and musicians (instrumentalists and vocalists) 
A series of six programs, each program will feature 5-7 young artists and/or ensembles in a conversation and performance format.  The programs will receive special recognition and be listed in the Festival program.  All programs are presented at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church across from Marion Square on King Street in the heart of downtown Charleston.
Application deadline: February 15, 2019

Awards for your school, administrators, and supporters with PSAE Awards
Awards Available
  • Ray Doughty Arts Integration Award
  • SC Arts Administrator of the Year Award
    SC School of Excellence in Arts Integration Award
    SC STEAM School of Excellence  
Nomination deadline: April 5, 2019

Call for Proposals - 2019 Arts Integration Conference
PSAE Annual Arts Integration Conference
October 13-15, 2019
Spartanburg, SC

We want you to propose a session or a workshop!

We as educators have to be driven to do what is necessary for our students, and then we must be dedicated to passing on that drive to our students. But how do we do that?

PSAE's 2019 2-day arts integration conference Driven will focus on how we as educators and administrators can meet this challenge in ways that nurture inquiry, prepare for inventiveness, and stimulate creativity in today's classrooms.

Some of the Strands included are:
    Conference Hotel - Spartanburg Marriott
  • Arts integration
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Media and Technology
  • Design
For the 2nd year: PSAE will recognize up to 12 proposals that best embody the theme with 1/2 price conference registration!

Session length is 50 minutes.  110-minute slots are available but must be approved by the PSAE Conference Chair. For more information,  inquire via email .

Proposal deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Please note PSAE is unable to compensate or pay expenses of registration fees for presenters or others whose proposals are accepted.

This conference will bring together the innovative, the informative, and the inquisitive to network, share, learn, and recognize excellence.

scacSouth Carolina Arts Commission
Earlier this month, Executive Director Ken May announced he will retire from leading the South Carolina Arts Commission in 2019 after 33 years working to improve equity in and access to the state's arts, culture, and traditions.

During the last nine years, Ken has carved out his niche by leading the arts commission's efforts to provide equal access to publicly funded grants and programs. Under his leadership, the South Carolina Arts Commission earned bipartisan support, and it is widely considered a driver of the state's $9.7 billion creative economy. 

Throughout his long tenure at the Arts Commission, Ken played a key role in shaping the agency's signature programs and initiatives. He was one of the principal architects of the Arts in Basic Curriculum Project, which has driven statewide improvement in arts education for all students for more than 30 years, and he continues as the longest-serving member of that project's coordinating committee. As primary grant writer for the commission, May designed and secured funding for major initiatives to use the arts for rural community development, enhance community design, build public participation in the arts, and help artists build sustainable working lives in South Carolina. He also led long range planning and directed agency efforts to bring grantmaking into the digital age and to make grant processes more transparent and equitable. 

Working with Ken May has been a Master Class in leadership. His generosity, commitment, and open-minded spirit sets the stage for the arts to thrive across South Carolina. Thank you, Ken, for all you have done for our great state!

Ashley Kerns Brown
Arts Education Director
SC Arts Commission
1026 Sumter Street, Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29201

South Carolina Arts Alliance
Arts Advocacy Week | February 11-15 
It's time to rally in support of the arts! The budget process is getting underway, and advocates are invited to the Statehouse on February 13 to join the SC Arts Alliance in encouraging increased support for the arts. 

There are 17 new members of the Legislature, and new members for almost every Committee - and each of them need to hear from constituents about the impact the arts have on our state. Join the SCAA for their annual Arts Advocacy Day on February 13, and come down the day before to help them celebrate their 40th Anniversary!

And join the SCAA throughout the week of February 11 for Arts Advocacy Week - with daily advocacy actions emailed directly to your inbox and toolkits to raise the profile of the arts in your community and classroom!


George Patrick "GP" McLeer
Executive Director
SC Arts Alliance
315 N. Main St.
Fountain Inn, SC 29644

SC Department of Education
Professional Development
I will be offering a professional learning series in Design Thinking at the Columbia Museum of Art (CMA) from February through May 1st. I will also offer two standards implementation professional learning series starting in February- March. One at the CMA and the other in Lancaster County. Memos have been released and posted on our website. Limited seats are available at the CMA location. Deadline to register: February 8th.

Arts Curricular Innovation Grants
The services and activities of the Arts Curricular Innovation grants are going as planned with 81 grants awarded to schools and districts serving close to 3,000 teachers and over 62,000 students.

We held a Grants Management Workshop for all awardees at the CMA on November 5th. This workshop was for grant managers, school bookkeepers and district grants accounting to work together on best practices in managing grant funds.

Registration information for the summer arts institute programs went to DAP grant managers with a December 8th deadline to register. If you want to be placed on a waiting list for one of the summer institutes please contact Cheryl Taylor with the ABC project. Cheryl handles the registration for these courses. We still have spaces available for the Strategic Arts Planning Institute, Arts Assessment, and SCALSA.

The new request for proposal (RFP) for IAW and DAP grants have been released. Please e-mail me if you need the link to the recorded Technical Assistance training sessions. Deadline for IAW applications are April 2nd. Deadline for the DAP applications are April 16th.

SC Arts Assessment Program
On October 9, 2018, the State Board of Education (SBE) approved updated Guidelines and Requirements for Adding Certification Fields and Endorsements. The full text of the updated guidelines is available on the Certification Regulations and Guidelines webpage. These guidelines are pursuant to SBE Regulation 43-62, Areas of Certification.

The updated guidelines have been reformatted for clarity, accessibility, and consistency. In most instances, requirements to add an area of certification or an endorsement have not changed. The most substantial changes to requirements for specific arts areas is the addition of an add-on Dance certificate by course requirement.

In addition to adding new teaching fields by completion of an approved program or by coursework with the certification exam, teachers who have advanced to a standard, Professional certificate (i.e., have completed a preparation program and the state's summative evaluation of teaching effectiveness) now have a third option to add some areas (Visual Arts and Music) by method of certification exam (Praxis). Approval of this third option aligns South Carolina's requirements for teachers to add new teaching areas with those available to teachers in many other states, including all but one state in the southern region of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC). The attached document lists these states and the requirements. Teachers in South Carolina have three options for adding areas: completion of an approved program in the additional area, coursework and examination, or examination (for Professional certificate holders only). Additional information is available on the certification webpage.

Currently, the SBE has approved Praxis 5135 Art: Content and Analysis for certification in the area of Art. The three-year pass rate on this assessment for candidates indicating preparation in a South Carolina college or university is 77.07%. The approved assessment for Music Education is Praxis 5114 Music: Content and Instruction. The three-year pass rate on this assessment for candidates indicating preparation in a South Carolina college or university is 79.35%.

Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program
The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) is announcing the Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program. This annual program offers public school twelfth-grade students the opportunity to compete for a scholarship worth approximately $2,000 in creative writing, dance, music, theatre, and visual arts. The purpose of the competition is to encourage and recognize academic and artistic excellence. Deadline for applications is February 8th 2019. 

Pearson Legacy Foundation Day of Jazz
In honor of Jazz month in April, The Pearson Legacy Foundation will present A Day of Jazz at the Richland Library Sandhill on Monday, April 1st. For more information please contact Kim Anderson, Director of Operations. 

Thank you for your commitment to our students in South Carolina and I hope to work with you during one of the many professional development opportunities being offered by our state.

Carrie Ann Power
Education Associate for Visual and Performing Arts
SC Department of Education
1429 Senate St., Room 607-B
Columbia, SC 29201

Arts in Basic Curriculum (ABC) Project
Be sure to visit Arts in Basic Curriculum Project Facebook Page on February 12, 2019.
In support of the 2019 SC Arts Advocacy week ,the day will be filled with Facebook Live events from ABC Sites across the state who want to share their advocacy stories and promote the power and value of arts education.
2019 SC Arts Higher Education Forum a success!
Quality arts education is a result of quality arts educators. In support of teacher preparation, it is vital for the higher education community to remain abreast of national and state initiatives, legislation, and policies. For this reason, ABC Project annually hosts the SC Arts Higher Education Forum to consider issues that impact the systematic continuum of arts education.
This year's forum was hosted by our 30-year partner, Winthrop University, on Jan 25, 2019. The day's agenda focused on South Carolina's teacher shortage with presenters from a variety of state agencies and initiatives they have taken in attempts to address the crisis.
To view presentations and other resources, visit our publicly shared folder, 2019 SC Art Higher Ed Forum .

Kim Wilson
Field Services Specialist
Arts in Basic Curriculum Project
105 McLaurin Hall, Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC 29733

South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities
Congratulations to South Carolina's YouthArts Winners!
Each year, the National YoungArts Foundation recognizes the nation's most promising young artists, ages 15-18, in the literary, visual, design, and performing arts. This year, the following students from South Carolina rose to the top 10 percent of over 7,000 applicants from 44 states: 
  • Rowan Brown, Finalist in Writing, SC Governor's School for Arts and Humanities, previously attended Wade Hampton High School
  • Haley Gavin, Merit in Writing, SC Governor's School for Arts and Humanities, previously attended A.C. Flora High School
  • Kennedy Jackson, Finalist in Theater, SC Governor's School for Arts and Humanities, previously attended Strom Thurmond High School
  • Kushbu Jivan, Finalist in Photography, SC Governor's School for Arts and Humanities, previously attended Wilson High School
  • Yuzhe Liu, Merit in Classical Music, The Fine Arts Center
  • Nicholas Turgeon, Merit in Visual Arts, Wade Hampton High School
The Governor's School's finalists had the opportunity to attend the 38th Annual YoungArts Week in Miami, Florida, in January. All winners become part of a professional network of over 20,000 alumni artists and are eligible to participate in regional programs. They also have a chance of being nominated to become a U.S. Presidential Scholar of the Arts.

Encourage Your Students to Enter the Govie Writing Awards!
Young writers in 6th through 12th grade are invited to participate in a new statewide writing contest sponsored by the Governor's School's Creative Writing Department. The Govie Writing Awards will recognize student works in fiction and poetry judged by the Governor's School's founding Creative Writing faculty members, George Singleton and Jan Bailey. Winners will receive gift cards to a local, independent bookstore, and their teachers will also be recognized. The deadline to enter is March 15, 2019. To learn more, visit our website.

Carol Baker
Director of Outreach and Community Engagement
SC Governor's School of the Arts and Humanities
15 University St.
Greenville, SC 29601

2019 marks 33 years of ARTS ACCESS South Carolina (AASC) providing vibrant cultural access for artists statewide! 2018 was a year full of wonder and satisfying collaborations between educators, teaching artists and students across the state! We want to start the year as strong as we finished it, providing opportunities for empowerment and enrichment through the arts.

Conference Opportunity
Are you invested in equitable access to arts learning for students with disabilities? If so, VSA Intersections: Regional Arts & Special Education Conference is for you! VSA Intersections convenes all involved in this venture: general and special educators, arts specialists, teaching artists, principals, nonprofit administrators, education program managers, university professors, policy makers, researchers, school administrators, and more. You will find this conference invaluable to your work supporting students with disabilities!

Curriculum Leadership Institute for the Arts
We are proud to announce that ARTS ACCESS South Carolina received a grant from the SC Department of Education to serve as fiscal agent for Curriculum Leadership Institute for the Arts (CLIA) in 2019!  This is our second year partnering with CLIA and this grant will allow AASC to administer a summer arts institutes to provide professional development in arts content to South Carolina arts teachers, classroom teachers, and arts administrators. We are excited about our continued partnership with CLIA and the opportunities it will provide for teachers and students alike!
AASC is currently accepting requests for Spring 2019 residencies. Please contact AASC Executive Director, Julia Brown-DuBose  by email .

AASC December 2018 Residency with Master Teaching Artist Arianne King-Comer at Stall High School, N. Charleston

Throughout the state, those involved in ARTS ACCESS SOUTH CAROLINA programs learn:  In the arts, anything is possible!
For more information about opportunities to support or participate with AASC, visit our website. 

Julia Brown-DuBose
Executive Director
Arts Access South Carolina
c/o SC Arts Commission
1026 Sumter St., Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29201

Recently I was reading Stephen Nachmanovitch's book, "Free Play," and this quote struck me:

"Planning an agenda of learning without knowing who is going to be there, what their strengths and weaknesses are, how they interact, prevents surprises and prevents learning. The teacher's ART is to CONNECT in real time, the living bodies of the students with the living body of knowledge."

The beauty of art, whether it be visual, theatrical, musical, or the teacher in front of the classroom conducting a symphony of learning, is what connects us. It connects us to ourselves, each other, and the world. Our students are craving those connections and it is through our work as art educators that we will help create human masterpieces on the canvases of their lives.

As a classroom teacher I enjoyed digging into the curriculum to look for nooks and crannies to add more creativity and art because I saw its benefits with students first hand. I was never disappointed at the results of intentional lesson design based on the needs of my students. I would love to come help your teachers in their journey of integrating more arts and connections into their curriculums. Thanks to Palmetto State Teachers Association, this collaborative work is possible with you school for FREE! Reach out to me soon and lets start creating something great for your students!

Jed Dearybury
Director of Professional Development & Communications
Palmetto State Teachers Association
220 State Street
West Columbia, SC 29169

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