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Program Services  

2013 Statewide Arts Education Conference

Exploring Creativity:
Making Space for the Arts in our Classrooms, Schools and Communities

At Camp Cody on Beautiful Lake Ossipee -

Learning an art is a process that becomes a way of life: passion... imagination ...discipline!

The Arts Education Partnership Conference was held on Friday and Saturday October 25 and 26 in Freedom, NH at Camp Cody. We had great crowd in attendance, with an abundance of dancing, singing, moving, creating, idea sharing, community building, and deeply inspirational keynote speakers, workshop leaders, and event partners. We thank all of you who came and made this conference a memorable success.

Explore the links below for resources and photos from the conference:

Conference articles & handouts- including video of Booth's kenote address (handouts are still being populated)
Conference Facebook Page- created by our conference partner, the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, this is a space to add and view photos from the conference, share your reflections, and continue to connect with the Arts Ed Community
Photos from the 2013 Conference- a compilation of photos taken by conference participants

Conference Details:

The arts expand student potential by encouraging creativity, innovation and critical thinking skills. A comprehensive arts education is an effective tool for developing the whole child, keeping students in school and promoting high achievement. This conference brings together educators, teaching artists, parents plus community and education leaders to implement quality arts education and programming in schools and communities.

Conference Highlights Include:

  • Keynote speakers:
    - Eric Booth, author & artist, “the father of the teaching arts profession”
    - Heidi Joann Welch, music educator & 2013 NH Teacher of the Year
  • Arts Advocacy Luncheon with the NH Arts Learning Network
  • Friday night Play it Forward participatory concert, dance & workshop
    with blues & jazz musician TJ Wheeler, Andrew Raeside & friends
  • Film screening of Inocente, Oscar award-winning documentary about
    homelessness in America and the transformative power of art
  • Kyle Brown and John Anderson, Artists in Residence, White Mountain National Forest

Hands-on arts workshops ● Information on grants writing & funding opportunities  Exhibits & Resources ● Updates on arts & the Common Core & National Arts Standards Leadership & arts advocacy ideas ● Discussions on emerging issues in arts education  Networking ● Meet & connect with teaching artists from NH & New England

Overnight & Day/Commuter options available. We welcome teams of teachers, arts specialists, principals, parents, teaching artists and community arts leaders!

  • Download conference registration form: MSWord / PDF
  • Workshop Descriptions: PDF
  • Conference Agenda “At a Glance”: PDF
  • What To Bring: PDF
  • Camp Cody Map: PDF
  • Important Conference Information/Confirm Letter for all Participants: PDF / Google Doc
  • Press Release
  • Save the Date flyer: PDF

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Conference Lodging:
Camp Cody is a beautiful but rustic location. Lodging is in shared camp bunkrooms. For those who wish to stay in a motel instead, or would like to stay on Thursday night as well, we have made special booking arrangements with Econo Lodge in Ossipee.  Approximate room rates are $119.  We suggest you reserve a room early. Their address and phone:  2365 White Mountain Highway, West Ossipee, NH 03890; Phone: (603) 301-1426. 

A few other options within 15 minutes of Camp Cody include:
Purity Spring Resort--;
Mount Whittier Motel--;
The Riverbed Inn--

Questions? Contact, 603-271-0795.


Last updated: November 21, 2013

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