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April 12, 2017Release of 2016 NAEP Arts Assessment Finding Scheduled for April 25
The National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) has announced that the findings of the 2016 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Arts Education Assessment, also known as the Nation’s Arts Report Card, will be released through a live event broadcast from The Kennedy Center on April 25 at 10:30 am ET.
March 23, 2017Federal Support for the Arts and Art Education
President Trump’s “skinny budget” was released for FY2018, and this proposed budget shows an elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the Corporation for National and Community Services (Americorps), among other federal agencies.
February 22, 2017external resource from Education Week, 14 States Have New(ish) Arts Standards
In 2014, arts education groups released the National Core Arts Standards, a set of K-12 standards for visual art, music, dance, theater, and media arts. Since then, 14 states and the DoDEA have adopted new arts standards, according to a short report from the National Coalition for the Core Arts Standards.Education Week
April 19, 2017external resource from Arts Education Partnership, ArtsEd Digest - April 19, 2017 | Vol. 9, No. 7
The Arts Education Partnership, a center at Education Commission of the States, serves as the nation‘s hub for individuals and organizations committed to making high-quality arts education accessible to all U.S. students. AEP gathers and analyzes research and education policy information, fosters dialogue about what works in arts education, and supports advocacy for improved education policy and practice in America’s schools.Arts Education Partnership
April 13, 2017external resource from Staedtler , First FIMO Clay Event in North America! June 2-4, 2017
Similar in style, to the popular Fimo Symposiums held in Europe annually, this promises to be a fun and exciting event! There will be 3 full workshop days featuring polymer pioneers LISA PAVELKA, MAGGIE MAGGIO and CHRISTINE DUMONT, held at the Excaliber Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Registration is $349 US, for all 3 days and includes opening ceremony with hors d’oevres, Bavarian night at the “Hofbräuhaus” with surprise program and dinner, closing ceremony – and course, all Fimo and Staedtler materials.Staedtler
April 13, 2017external resource from Artsy, A Little-Known Award Program That Backed Barry Jenkins Is Changing Artists’ Lives
USA was founded in 2006, partly to fill a gap that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) left when it cut individual artist grants in 1995. Following a report published in 2003 about the experience of artists in America, four founding donor organizations—Rockefeller, Rasmuson, Ford, and Prudential—joined forces to create USA. In order to effectively survey the whole country’s artist pool, they chose a model in which some 1000 nominators are tapped to provide names of talented candidates, who are then considered by a committee.Artsy
April 13, 2017external resource from Artsy, Artists’ Answer to a Changing Market? Become a Brand
Artists are brands now. Deal with it. Thanks to—no surprises here—social media, the internet, and the influx of money into the market, artists are transparently marketing themselves as brands, “with no apologies,” said Fitzmaurice, “just like corporate brands.” Those brand names tend to rise to the top, thanks to both the structure of the market (in which ultra-wealthy collectors compete for a handful of trophy artists) and the media landscape.Artsy
April 13, 2017external resource from Artsy, A New Site Is Helping High-Quality Creatives Find Work—and Get Paid
Easle is a freshly launched online platform that aims to connect high-quality creatives with reliable clients across the globe. Through an algorithm, the site helps match creatives with jobs that are well-suited to their skills, and then facilitates the logistics of paperwork and payment.Artsy
April 12, 2017external resource from The Creative Capital , 2017 Arts Writers Grant Application Open - Deadline: May 17, 2017
The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant supports writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art. The program issues awards directly to individual authors for articles, blogs, books, new and alternative media, and short-form writing projects. We support the broad spectrum of writing on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship.The Creative Capital
April 12, 2017external resource from Artsy, Explore the World’s Largest Collection of Children’s Art
In January 1990, when Kathleen Schneider and her staff sent out an international call for children’s art for a fledgling museum, they hadn’t even secured an exhibition space yet. They did have a P.O. box, an office in the form of Schneider’s Greenwich Village apartment, and a name—the Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA).Artsy
April 12, 2017external resource from The New York Times, A Eulogy for Crayola’s Dandelion
Crayola announced last month that it would retire dandelion, a yellow crayon, to make room for a new blue shade. Here, the illustrator and writer Hallie Bateman reflects on the transition, using the dandelion crayon.The New York Times