Friday, September 22, 2017

Adopt-A-Highway Art Contest accepting student entries

Students are invited to enter the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Adopt-a-Highway Art Contest, which is designed to increase public awareness about the damaging effects of litter, change attitudes and behaviors about littering and educate Kentuckians about the Adopt-a-Highway program.

YoungArts accepting applications for its national arts competition

YoungArts is now accepting applications for its 2017 national arts competition, which offers students up to $10,000 in cash awards, mentorship and professional support, and opportunities to take master classes taught by accomplished artists.

Students invited to see Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ in Murray

The Murray Shakespeare Festival will host two daytime performances of “Macbeth” for students March 7-8 at Murray State University’s Lovett Auditorium.

Apply for Arts Inclusion residencies

VSA Kentucky – in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education and VSA, a Program of the Kennedy Center – is offering awards of $1,300 to schools throughout Kentucky to fund inclusionary, hands-on arts projects through the Arts Inclusion Program.

Student art contest to promote safety on the roads

The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has launched the Road Safety Kids’ Art Contest for students in grades K-6 as part of its goal of reducing crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.

Call for student artwork

VSA Kentucky is extending a Call for Art to K-12 students with disabilities in schools across the Commonwealth.

Kentucky Arts Council offers arts education opportunities

If you’re a Kentucky teacher and you want to schedule a field trip to a museum or play, bring in an artist for a residency with your classroom, schedule a performing artist to visit your school or take advantage of other arts education programs, the Kentucky Arts Council offers many educational opportunity grants for the fall semester.
Logan Smith was awarded the Three Dimensional Best in Show at the Kentucky Art Education Society’s high school All-State Art Competition. Smith is a student at DuPont Manual High School (Jefferson County). Photo submitted by Jefferson County Public Schools

All-state art competition winners announced

After another successful year of making art, the 2017 Kentucky Art Education Association’s All-State Art Competitions exhibited the best of the best from the Commonwealth of Kentucky

2016 Nation’s Arts Report Card Toolkit available

The National Assessment Governing Board has released the fifth National Assessment of Educational Progress in the Arts.

Paper examines arts education access in rural areas

A new working paper, “Leveraging Change: Increasing Access to Arts Education in Rural Areas,” examines access to arts education in rural areas, including the opportunities and challenges that may arise with increasing access.