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National Art Education Foundation Grants Program: Request for Proposals

National Art Education Foundation Accepting Proposals for 2020-2021 Grants Program

The National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) is accepting applications for its annual grants program. As an independent, philanthropic organization, the National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) supports a wide variety of professional activities, including support for visual art educators to participate in professional development programs; the promotion of visual arts education as an integral part of the curriculum; the exploration of new models of visual arts instruction in public and private K-16 schools; the promotion of the teaching of art through activities related to the instructional process, curriculum, student learning, student assessment, management, or discipline; the purchase of equipment and/or instructional resources; and conducting research in visual arts education. NAEF has supported 330 projects since its inception in 1985. NAEF is a sister organization to the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and provides support for a variety of visual arts education programs for the Association and its members.

The National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) invites applications for the Ruth Halvorsen Professional Development Grants, Mary McMullan Grants, NAEF Research Grants, SHIP Grants, and Teacher Incentive Grants. Grants range from $1,000 to $10,500 depending on the grant category.

The Foundation was established as an independent, sister organization to the National Art Education Association (NAEA) to provide support for a variety of art education programs. Foundation grants are made only to NAEA members, including student and retired members, state/province associations, and recognized affiliates. In order to apply, individuals must have been an NAEA member as of October 1, 2018.

The project year for these grants is July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. The postmarked deadline for submissions is October 1, 2019.

Click here to download the 2020-2021 NAEF Grant Guidelines.

Click here for more information about NAEF.

Call for Student Art: The Printed Image

MAEA is continuing our series of art education exhibitions in the second floor atrium/gallery space at the State Transportation Building in Boston. Middle school and high school art educators are invited to submit 10 pieces of student work. Work can be straight digital or film photographs, pieces that have been altered in some way, for example via digital manipulation, printmaking, AND 3D printed work (NEW). This exhibit opportunity is free for MAEA members. Non-members can participate by paying a $20 registration fee.

Registration is now open. See more details here.

2019 Art Educators of the Year

Call for Art – 2020 MAEA Awards

The MAEA Awards Committee is currently accepting art submissions from artists for the 2020 MAEA awards. These will be awarded to our 2020 MAEA award winners at the MAEA awards program held at the 2019 MAEA conference hosted by Montserrat College of Art, November 9-10, 2019. Learn more.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE

September 15, 2019

DESE Looking for Regional Arts Ambassadors

Are you interested in becoming a Massachusetts DESE Arts Ambassador in your region?

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) is recruiting arts education professionals to lead regional support of arts educators over the 2019-2020 school year as we transition to a new Arts Curriculum Framework.

The Role of Arts Education Ambassadors:

Arts Education Ambassadors have an exciting opportunity to work as a regional arts team, connect with other arts educators, develop workshop opportunities with supporting resources (that culminate in 10 PDPs total for participants), and serve as point people for each region of the state.

Ambassador Must-Haves:
  • A passion for curriculum development and professional learning.
  • Experience leading groups of professional learners.
  • Familiarity with the 2019 MA Arts Curriculum Framework, which aligns to the National Core Arts Standards.
  • Knowledge of and experience in PK-12 schools.
  • A teaching background in one or more of the arts disciplines: dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with peers with diverse views.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • A rating of Proficient or above on most recent evaluation (PK-12 practitioners).

Learn more and apply online – Application deadline August 16.

Fall Course/PDP Offering – Tufts University

Kay Furst, Tuesdays 5:30–8:30 p.m. School of the Museum of Fine Arts
This is a graduate level course that provides an overview of visual art methods and materials that are appropriate for art students in grades PK-8. The focus of this course is to provide you with hands-on opportunities to explore and become familiar with a wide range of materials and to evaluate the properties of these materials to expand upon new lesson possibilities. This course will also require a re-look at the artistic, emotional,
cognitive and social development of young students in the PK-8 age group through readings and discussions. Learn more.

Present at NPEN Professional Development Conference for Art Educators

The Northeast Professional Educator Network (NPEN), in collaboration with fine and performing arts educators, will be sponsoring a full day of teacher workshops on November 5, 2019 to provide professional development for art, music, theater, and foreign language educators at Chelmsford High School, 200 Richardson Road in Chelmsford. NPEN is a multi-district organization that has been formed to provide high-quality professional development to educators.

Visual art educators are encouraged to present sessions at this event. Each presenter facilitates a 90-minute session to art educators. Educators will have a range of sessions to choose from in each of the three blocks of sessions that day, so to help plan and provide them with information to make their selections, interested applicants will need to submit a title for the session, a brief description, presenter bio, and the levels for which this session is appropriate (elementary, middle, and/or high school level educators). Past attendees have indicated in their survey responses that very “hands-on” sessions are the most popular.

NPEN will compensate the presenter $100 for preparing and presenting the session.

This November, there were almost 250 visual art teachers signed up for the event, and these numbers are guaranteed to increase in 2019. Districts involved in this event are Amesbury, Andover, ASRSD, Bedford, Beverly, Carlisle, Chelmsford, CREST, Georgetown, Gloucester, Hamilton-Wenham, Haverhill, Lawrence, Littleton, Lynnfield, Manchester Essex, Melrose, Methuen, North Andover, North Middlesex Regional, North Reading, Northshore Education Consortium, Reading, Rockport, Salem, SEEM, Swampscott, Tewksbury, Tri-Town, Valley Collaborative, Wilmington, and more.

Presenters do not need to be a member of NPEN. If you would like to learn more about NPEN, please visit the NPEN website:http://northeastpen.com/

Interested teachers should email their proposed session title, description, level, and bio no later than July 1 for consideration to Dr. Christina Whittlesey whittleseyc@chelmsford.k12.ma.us.

Middle and High School Exhibit Opportunity – Save the Date

Middle Level and Secondary art educators please put work aside for our fall exhibit
The Printed Image . Art educators are invited to submit 10 pieces of student work . Work submitted can be straight digital or film photographs, pieces that have been altered in some way, for example via digital manipulation, or printmaking.
September 29 – November 15, 2019
Install: September 28
Submission Deadline: September 21; mail in received by September 25
Take-Down: November 16