Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Derby poster contest open to high school students

Students in grades 9-12 are invited to submit original artwork for the Governor’s Derby Poster Contest. Students are invited to submit their rendition of what they think Derby day looks like, with the winning poster to be displayed in the Capitol.

Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program open to educators

Applications are being accepted for the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program at the U.S. Department of Education (USED), which provides opportunities for qualified educators to participate in short-term seminars abroad – mainly on topics in the social sciences, social studies and the humanities – for the purpose of improving their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries.

Frazier offers program on developing student performances

The Frazier History Museum will host a free professional learning program for teachers on the creation of student performances Jan. 20 at the museum in Louisville.

Federal junior duck stamp contest underway

Students are invited to submit artwork for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s (FWS) Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program, which provides a creative outlet for students through a contest that can be incorporated into almost any subject.

Explore free resources from The Ovation Foundation

The Ovation Foundation has released two new resources focused on visual arts as part of its Arts Ed Toolkit.

Musical Inspirations Art Contest accepting entries

The Musical Inspirations Art Contest gives Kentucky students in grades 8-12 the opportunity to create an original two-dimensional art piece that is inspired by the music of Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

University of Pikeville hosting film and media arts festival

The University of Pikeville will host the UPIKE Film & Media Arts Festival April 26-28 in the new Health Professions Building at the UPIKE campus.

Student entries sought for EcoART Contest

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection’s (DEP) 2017-18 EcoART Contest is open to Kentucky high school students. The contest provides an opportunity for students to gain statewide recognition for their artwork as it relates to Kentucky’s environment. Used as a tool for environmental education, art supports DEP’s mission to protect and conserve Kentucky’s environment.

New music education resource from VH1 Save the Music Foundation

VH1 Save the Music Foundation has released its 2017 Principal’s Guide, which provides music educators with key information, resources and insight for building their school’s music program.

Competition honors art projects about unsung heroes

With cash prizes of up to $5,000, The ArtEffect Project recognizes student art projects that creatively interpret an unsung hero story through a visual arts project, short narrative film, play or creative story.