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Welcome back to the beginning of a new year.  We have lots of information to share with your that is both national and statewide.  Happy reading!
Kennedy Center & National School Boards Association Invite Award Nominations 


The Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN) and National School Boards Association (NSBA) Award is open for nominations. The winning school board receives a plaque presented at the NSBA Annual Conference, along with a cash award of $10,000 to use for their arts education programs. Details are online.


Since 1989, the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education NSBA logo Network (KCAAEN) and the National School Boards Association (NSBA) have provided an annual award to a school board that has demonstrated support for and commitment to high-quality arts education in its school district. This national award recognizes districts that have included four artistic disciplines-visual arts, music, theater, and dance-in their programs.


Each state may advance one nomination to the national panel. Panelists include educators and arts professionals, including representatives of the KCAAEN and NSBA.


The nomination deadline is November 1, 2013.
Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards--
Call for Nominations!
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards - a series of annual $10,000 grants that recognize inspiring teachers across the United States. Nominees must be legal residents of the U.S. who currently teach or have taught in a K-12 school, college, or university in the U.S. The deadline for nominations is December 15, 2013.
BostoMC Logon Mayor's Race Heats Up!
Join the Create the Vote coalition for the Boston Mayoral Candidate Forum on Arts, Culture, and Creativity. Arts critic Joyce Kulhawik will moderate the debate. This is a tremendous opportunity to ask the candidates to articulate their vision for the arts in Boston. It is also a rare opportunity to show the political leadership in the city of Boston just how engaged - and influential- the creative community is.

September 09, 2013 at 5 pm Reception, 6pm - 7:30pm Forum
The Paramount Theatre, Emerson College
559 Washington St
Boston, MA 02111

Please preregister to attend this event. 

Great News from the MA Cultural Council!
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More STARS Residencies Funding!


The MCC is pleased to announce that they are able to more than DOUBLE the STARS Residencies funding to $690,000 for the 2013-2014 school year.  The additional funding will help meet the high demand for STARS Residencies that was seen last year.  Thank your state legislators for making this possible!


The online STARS Residencies application will open at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, October 2.  Guidelines, Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, and a Sample Application are all available on the MCC website.  While the online application won't open until October 2, you can prepare the information in advance and then cut and paste it into the application when it opens.


For future updates on STARS Residencies and other MCC education programs, be sure you're on our email list.  Click on "Join Our Email List" on the MCC Homepage, and choose the Education News option.


We're excited about this great funding news!  Please pass the word!