Mayor Vincent C. Gray and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities today announced a call for nominations for the 27th Annual Mayor's Arts Awards and Mayor's Awards for Arts Teaching. The awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the city on individual artists, teachers, nonprofit organizations and patrons of the arts. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 16.
The Mayor's Awards for Arts Teaching are limited to full-time arts teachers who are employed by a D.C. elementary, middle or high school. The three categories for arts teaching are Excellence in Teaching Performing Arts, Excellence in Teaching Visual Arts and Excellence in Teaching Language Arts. Teachers in all artistic disciplines (visual arts, music, theatre, dance or humanities-based) are eligible for nomination.
A ceremony to honor nominees, finalists and winners will take place this spring at the Lincoln Theatre.
To submit a nomination, please visit www.dcarts.dc.gov.
The deadline for submissions is March 16. For more information regarding the Mayor's Arts Awards and Mayor's Awards for Arts Teaching, please contact Steven Mazzola at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202)724-5613.
FREE Ticket Opportunity From Discovery Theater!
Discovery Theater is offering free tickets to DC Public and Public Charter Schools for the following performances. Please contact Discovery Theater directly to request tickets. Both locations are metro accessible but transportation costs are NOT provided.
Sacagawea's Sisters Robot Explorers
Tues., March 13 at 10:15 or 11:30 Wed., March 21 at 10:15 or 11:30 Wed., March 14 at 10:15
Location: Ripley Center, Smithsonian Location: American Indian Museum Recommended for 1st Grade and up Recommended for 2nd Grade and up
Thirza Dafoe (Ojibwa and Oneida) re-creates the pioneering spirit of First Nations explorer Saca-gawea, the only woman in Lewis and Clark's 1804 cross-country expedition. Through compelling story, beautiful dance, and chant and song, she evokes all the "First Ladies"-our country's Native American ancestors and their daughters.
Robots aren't just in the movies anymore. Find out how amazing robots are exploring outer space, the depths of the oceans-and even the way we think. Robotics guru and innovator Anthony Nunez of Infamous Robotics, LLC, will help you navigate through the incredible world of explora-tion robots. Then design and build your very own robot prototype, which you get to keep.
Tickets are Limited! Please make sure you have transportation to the event before sending a ticket request.
For more information about these shows, please visit www.DiscoveryTheater.org/groups. To Request Tickets, please email school name, number of tickets, grade level of students and preferred date and time to DTinfo@si.edu. Please mention Arts for Every Student in your email. Do not assume you have tickets until you receive a confirmation from Discovery Theater. No phone calls please.