Thursday, August 27, 2009

Teachers learn to teach art

The Wenatchee World Online - NCW teachers learn to teach art

This article reminds us that non-art-teacher teachers need some practice to help their students be more creative and confident in their problem-solving skills.

Friday, August 7, 2009

New Leaders in Washington

August 7--The U.S. Senate confirmed Broadway producer Rocco Landesman to serve as the next National Endowment for the Arts chair and former Iowa Congressman Jim Leach to serve as National Endowment for the Humanities chair. Both are expected to begin work next week.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

2009 Arts Education Award for School Boards

The Iowa Association of School Boards, in cooperation with the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education, is participating in an awards program to recognize local school boards for outstanding support of the arts in education. The national program is cosponsored by the Kennedy Center/Alliance for Arts Education and the National School Boards Association.

Each member school board in Iowa is given the opportunity to nominate themselves for consideration by IASB and the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education, a statewide alliance of the professional arts education associations. The two organizations will together select the one Iowa school board to compete at the national level for this award.

The state nomination deadline is October 20, 2009. Nominations must be received in the IASB office by that date. The winner will be notified on November 2, 2009.

See more info at the IASB site...

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Dollars for Art Jobs in Iowa Including IAAE

IAAE was one of the recipients of money for Art Jobs from the Iowa Arts Council. On July 24, Governor Culver and Lt. Governor Patty Judge announced the awards of $475,200 to organizations around the state.

The awards – made by the Iowa Arts Council, Arts Midwest and the National Endowment for the Arts – are supported by funding from the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. The NEA, which awarded ARRA funding directly to arts organizations, also awarded ARRA funding to both the Iowa Arts Council and Arts Midwest for re-granting to preserve arts jobs.

The $25,000 awarded to IAAE will be used to pay our Executive Director Diane Franken of Davenport.
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