Arts in Education Program
Arts in Education Coordinator: Catherine O'Brian
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To encourage the study of the arts by students, Pre-Kindergarten to grade 12, to help them develop arts literacy and lifelong skills that enhance their innate creativity and ability to make critical evaluations, as well as provide tools for better communication.
- Promote the concept of arts as basic to education.
- Develop and strengthen programs in arts education.
- Deepen understanding of and appreciation for the arts in schools and communities.
- Assist in developing new strategies in sequential arts curriculum development, implementation, evaluation and assessment.
- Cooperate with other arts education agencies and organizations through partnerships to better meet the arts needs of schools throughout the state.
- Build support for arts education with educators, public policy makers, and the general public.
- Provide opportunities for professional artists to work in educational and community contexts.
- Provide opportunities for students, educators, parents, and other community members to enter into creative dialogue with professional artists and one another through the arts.
- Support programming that both reflects the cultural richness and traditions of New Hampshire and draws from the diversity of cultures throughout the world.
This Program Serves
Public schools (pre-Kindergarten - grade 12), principals, teachers, alternative education sites for special needs students, cultural organizations with arts education programs for schools, community service organizations that provide arts programming, individuals trained to implement arts education programs, and professional artists interested in working in educational settings.
Arts in Education Artist Roster: The AIE Coordinator oversees the selection of professional artists who work in schools through panel review and demonstration classes.
As a catalyst, convener and communicator, the Arts in Education program offers the following services:
- Training workshops for artists, parents, teachers, and administrators.
- Conferences: The annual Arts in Education Conference is open to the public, and offers focused dialog among educators and artists around approaches to integrating the arts in education. Conference dates and registration details will be posted on the State Arts Council's website.
- Site Visits: The AIE Coordinator attends as many culminating events and artist residencies as time and weather permit.
- Presentations: The AIE Coordinator gives talks about the Arts in Education Program, grant writing, and Arts in Education resources (local, statewide, national) to faculty, school boards, PTO's, organizations, and anyone interested in the benefits of having strong arts programs in schools.
- Planning, Consulting and Technical Assistance: Workshops and individual assistance are provided for developing artist residencies and preparing grant applications.
- Arts in Education Resources: The State Arts Council's Resource Library contains a wealth of materials, resources, and tools for advancing arts education.
- Teaching Artists: The AIE Coordinator designs and coordinates professional development, orientations, apprenticeships and other opportunities New England-wide.
- The AIE Coordinator assists schools and other applicants to design, develop, and implement quality AIE grants projects.
- The AIE Coordinator works with local, statewide, regional, and national networks that support and advance arts education.
January 14, 2015