Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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.

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.

Kentucky Arts Council hosting workshops on its grants, programs

The Kentucky Arts Council is offering informational workshops throughout Kentucky in November for artists, teachers, community members and other arts shareholders interested in learning how to apply for grants, get involved with programs and otherwise work in partnership with the state arts agency.

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.