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Funding for the 2020 NAEA Convention in Minnesota

If you are planning to attend the National Art Education Association Convention this March in Minneapolis Minnesota, you may be interested in a few opportunities to help fund this professional development.

First Time Attendee Scholarship – Cover Convention Registration fee; Up to three nights hotel accommodations at the NAEA designated hotel; Travel stipend of up to $300 for transportation and food. Deadline December 17.

Art Educator Scholarship – Covers Convention Registration Fee – Deadline December 17.

Additionally, besides the scholarships from NAEA, some of the NAEA Interest Groups offer travel awards with various requirements and deadlines. The Caucus of Social Theory in Art Education offers a travel award if you are presenting. The deadline January 15. The Community Arts Caucus also offers a travel award of $300. The deadline is January 10.

NAEA Artisan Gallery at the Boston Convention

NAEA recognizes that a large number of our members are working visual artists, as well as educators. We also know that our members appreciate and are inspired by the work of their colleagues. Once again, NAEA will host an Artisans Gallery at the 2019 Convention, providing members with a space to showcase and sell their small works of art and handmade items.

In order to sell your work at the Artisans Gallery, you must register to participate and must be registered for the NAEA convention. Registration is $30 per table. Set up will be 6-7 pm, teardown 9-10 pm. Learn more.

NAEA Art Educator Scholarship Fund

The NAEA Art Educator Scholarship Fund supports art educators seeking further professional learning opportunities through the many programs and events offered by NAEA.

The scholarship award serves to support innovative leaders in art education and allow access to further development to support their work as an art educator. Recipients of the award will receive a scholarship that covers their participation in the NAEA National Convention. Up to fourteen scholarships will be awarded for the 2019 NAEA National Convention and is open to all current members. Learn more.

NAHS State Conference – October 20

Don’t miss out on this free opportunity to connect with other NAHS sponsors and chapters. The goal of the conference is to collaborate, share ideas, and network.

This one day conference will be hosted at Braintree High School.

This is an AWESOME opportunity for NAHS students across the state to gather together, share ideas, meet other students and create some ART!

If you are interested you can learn more here.  Please RSVP to NAHS Representative Heidi Hurley at nahs@massarted.com no later than October 15, 2018 and provide:

  1. Chapter Sponsor name and email contact.
  2. List of students and officer positions attending.
  3. Brief write up of your NAHS chapter activities.
  4. List any special accommodations or needs.
  5. Anything else you would like us to know?

You can also reach out to Heidi if you have any questions, or want to learn more about starting a NAHS or NJAHS chapter.

2018 State Conference & #NAEA19

In case you missed the previous announcement – the MAEA Board of Directors voted to cancel our annual conference for 2018. The reason for this decision was to make sure we had the board capacity to support NAEA and the national convention. We have been working closely with NAEA, and will continue to work closely to develop a convention we think you, our membership, will throughly enjoy.
We hope this decision means that you will be able to attend the NAEA National Convention in March 2019. Registration for the convention will be opening soon. You can find more information here including discounted hotel accommodations, which book up quickly!
Make sure your administration supports your convention attendance – share this letter from NAEA Executive Director Deborah Reeve with your administration to get their support. Additionally this handout includes tips and tools to help you get to Boston and get the most out of your experience.
Questions? Please contact Melissa Mastrolia at president-elect@massarted.com