Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Announcements

Apply now for high school theater grant opportunity

The Educational Theatre Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Educational Theatre Association, is launching a partnership with the upcoming NBC-TV show RISE. The R.I.S.E America Project is a $500,000 grant opportunity for high school theater programs nationwide.
Contests

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.
Resources

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.
Contests

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.”
Resources

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.
Contests

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.
Conferences

Artisans leading hands-on holiday workshops in Berea

Registration for the Make It, Take it holiday workshops in Berea is open. With the guidance of expert artisans, master craftspeople and sustainability experts, participants can create a handmade gift worthy of becoming a family heirloom, and educators can learn new skills to share with their students and receive professional development credit.
Resources

KDE expands regional visual and performing arts specialists

The Kentucky Department of Education has expanded its cohort of regional visual and performing arts specialists for the 2017-18 school year.
Announcements

Twelve schools awarded Kentucky Arts Council grants

The Kentucky Arts Council awarded 19 grants to 12 schools in October to fund student transportation to and from arts-related field trips through the TranspARTation Grant program.
Contests

Calendar contest open to high school students

High school seniors may enter original artwork in the 2018 Kentucky Association of Counties Calendar Contest.