December 2018
Advancing the heART of Iowans
a monthly newsletter about Fine Arts in Iowa
Advocacy Day
The Iowa Alliance for Arts Education is sponsoring the sixth annual Arts Advocacy Day at the State Capitol in Des Moines on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.  We are currently recruiting advocates to attend this event.  

Advocates will have the opportunity to speak to legislators on the importance of arts education in our state. Advocacy Day will begin with a training session at 8:00 a.m., followed by the opening of Iowa House/Senate and visits to your assigned legislators. In the afternoon, there are will be IAAE presentations to the House and Senate Education Committees.  

If you would be willing to be an arts advocate, you can register by clicking the link below. 


Final information on Arts Advocacy Day will be sent the first week of January. Please pass on this information to your friends and colleagues.  

Thank you so much for your support of arts education in our state!

Leon Kuehner
IAAE Executive Director
IAAE Mentor Webinar Program
wordle ethics
Our webinar topic this month was "Ethics." Joanne Tubbs, Licensure Consultant with the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners was our presenter.

This presentation "Professionalism in and out of the classroom:Ethics for Educators" provided information and ideas to consider regarding choices that can lead to risky behavior with students.

Arts Educators in particular can be at higher risk, due to the amount of time we spend with students, during travel and outside school time activities.


Join us on January 7, 2019

Thinking about Year-End Giving? Add the IAAE Mentor Program to your list!

Upcoming Events
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Arts Advocacy Day at the Capital

Thursday June 20, 2019
The Iowa Fine Arts Education Summit is a one-day professional learning event supported by the Department of Education, Iowa Alliance for Arts Education and the Iowa Arts Council. It will celebrate the 2017 adoption of Iowa's Fine Arts Standards and offer professional development around our new standards for all five fine arts disciplines - dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts.  
Need more information about the Alliance and our programs?

Contact our Executive Director: Leon Kuehner 641-425-0959 leongkuehner@gmail.com