March is Youth Arts Month where we celebrate and highlight the arts in schools. Showcase your dance, media arts, music, theater, and visual arts programs, students, teachers, and community! The 2018 flyer is below along with suggested activites for your Arts celebrations.
March Is Arts Month Activities 2018.pdf
PRINCIPAL ARTS LEADERSHIP AWARD - Artspiration is honored to award the Principal Arts Leadership in Santa Clara County for excellence in arts education support and advocacy. Teachers, parents, and community members are encouraged to nominate a principal, site leader or district level leader who has shown outstanding support and leadership for Arts Education in Santa Clara County.
The award will be presented to winners at the Young Artist Showcase Celebration on May 22, 2018. The 2018 awardees are Patrick Buchser, principal of Jackson Academy of Math & Music in Morgan Hill Unified School District and Noli Magsino, Visual/Performing Arts & Physical Education Coordinator in Alum Rock Union School District.
Visit our sister county's website for more great resources from the Bay Area. Check out their Toolkit here.
The California Alliance for Arts Education has many resources available to help students, parents, and community members get the arts into schools. One very important way is through the LCAP process. The Alliance has an LCFF Toolkit about how to let your district know more about the arts. The Toolkit includes everything you need for action and is available in English & Spanish: http://artsed411.org/LCFF
Here are some helpful and creative hints on how to work effectively with your School Board:
Also through the Alliance is the Student Voices Campaign. In its third year, The Student Voices Classroom Guide structures the campaign as a project-based learning opportunity recommended for grades 7-12 for any subject area. Through the Campaign, students create 2-minute videos that capture their vision for their school to share with their local school board to help with the LCAP process! studentvoicescampaign.org/
Council for Art Education have an outstanding Youth Art Month program. This year's theme is "Building Community Through Art." Please visit their site for more information.
Creativity is power--celebrate it!
The City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs launched the #408Creates social media campaign in partnership with other San Jose arts organizations, artists, and local businesses. Through the campaign, the goal is to highlight the range of creativity happening everyday in the South Bay.
We invite you to join us in celebrating San Jose’s creativity by tagging photos of your creations and creative experiences #408Creates on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Your tags will help showcase the uniqueness of this place where we live and work. It also helps us know what and how people are creating in San Jose, so that we can continue to develop programs that further strengthen the cultural vibrancy of the city. Web Site
Music In Our Schools Month® or “MIOSM®” is NAfME’s annual celebration during March which engages music educators, students, and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools.
Music In Our Schools Month® began as a single statewide Advocacy Day and celebration in New York in 1973 and grew over the decades to become a month-long celebration of school music in 1985.
The Educational Theatre Association and the International Thespian Society have partnered with the American Alliance for Theatre & Education (AATE) to sponsor Theatre in Our Schools to raise public awareness of the impact of theatre education and draw attention to the need for more access to quality programs for all students.
Visit their website for valuable resources, tools, and more!