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Arts|Learning is a member of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network
--a consortium of 35 state alliances across the United States dedicated to arts advocacy and quality arts education for the nation's children.
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 Creative Minds Unleashed! 
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Nominations for e-Showcase Now Being Accepted  
Come help celebrate as we unleash--and document--the creative genius of Massachusetts youth by celebrating their artistic accomplishments through an innovative e-Showcase! 

The Massachusetts Cultural Council and ArtslLearning are pleased to present "Creative Minds Unleashed!"--the annual e-Showcase of high-quality youth arts from across Massachusetts.  Each school or organization may post up to 3 quality art works (dance, drama, media, music, or visual art) on their website which will then be linked to the e-Showcase posted on the ArtslLearning website during March to celebrate national "Youth Arts Month" in Massachusetts. 

More information, application and guidelines are available here.
Champions of Arts Education Advocacy Awards
Barbour artwork  

The Arts|Learning's Champions of Arts Education Advocacy Awards

honor individuals and organizations that have made exceptional contributions to arts education advocacy and continue to make strides toward the goal of high quality arts education for every student in Massachusetts. 


From 1984 through to the present, the Champion of Arts Education Awards have recognized over 225 teachers and arts advocates in our schools and communities for their accomplishments educating students and for supporting arts education.  Arts|Learning continues this tradition of recognizing excellence in arts education programs and advocacy. Nominations may be submitted by any Massachusetts resident and current A|L members.  Self-nominations are encouraged.  


Nominations are now open for 2013 Awards.  Please note most awards have a deadline of March 15, 2013.  All nominations must be submitted digitally according to the directions in the Arts Education Nominations Packet.

(Pictured above is one of four original artwork prints by Massachusetts artist, Connie Barbour, which will be received by 2013 Awardees)

National Association of Music Parents
Assn Music Parents

Check out this incredibly useful website and organization that helps parents start booster groups.  Although the focus is on music booster groups, the information could easily be adapted to start booster groups for all domains of arts education in your schools in addition to music, including dance, drama, media arts, and visual arts.

There are lots of advocacy tools, sample forms, webinars, and a lot of other useful information.  Check it out! 
Please SAVE THE DATE for Leading Change for Arts-Rich Schools, Arts|Learning's exceptional Symposium and Awards event co-sponsored by Lesley University at their Cambridge, MA campus, on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 8:30 AM to 7 PM.  Join us for a day of expanding knowledge and sharing successful advocacy of student learning in and through the arts! 

Our Keynote address will be by Dr. Tony Wagner of Harvard University, and our special guest, Una McAlinden, director of ArtsEd Washington, who will share information about their Principal Arts Leadership program.  You don't want to miss this symposium!  Watch upcoming Arts|Learning newsletters for registration information.