2010 Arts in Education Conference
A FY2009 Special Partnership Initiative grant with the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, Grant Award: $5,000
The 2009 Arts in Education Conference took place October 30 to November 1 at the AMC Highland Center at Crawford Notch and was produced in partnership with the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire (AANNH). This annual conference is a professional development and networking opportunity for educators, artists, parents, and school leaders, allowing them focused time and unique resources to explore ways in which the power of the arts can improve learning and build community.
The theme of the 2009 conference was “Maps & Journeys: Perspectives on Arts Education in New Hampshire.” The conference featured a screening of The Singing Revolution, a film that documents how the people of Estonia gained independence from the former Soviet Union, in part by engaging in community song and dance festivals. Filmmaker and producer James Tusty presented the film and led a workshop at the conference.
A variety of interdisciplinary arts in education workshops and seminars were also offered throughout the weekend. Conference presenters included violinist and composer Julie Lyonn Lieberman; potter and New Hampshire Artist Fellow Hideaki Miyamura; Artistic Director of the Burlington Taiko Group Stuart Paton, and photographer and N.H. Artist Fellow Alexandra de Steiguer. Conference outreach extended to a few schools in the North Country, where artists presented a variety of workshops for elementary and high school students. James Tusty gave a screening of The Singing Revolution at White Mountain Regional High School, the first presentation by a filmmaker at their school.
Plans for the 2010 conference are underway! Save the dates: Oct. 22-24, 2010
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September 7, 2010