Archive: Arts Education News

  1. Register for TN Poetry Out Loud 2018

    By Meredith Callis, Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator – Tennessee’s registration for this year’s Poetry Out Loud event is officially OPEN. Poetry Out Loud offers ALL high school students the opportunity to participate in a national event while teaching them meaningful engagement with poetry and public speaking skills. With a structure similar to the National Spelling Bee, […]

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  2. Welcome Meredith Callis to the Team!

    By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – Meredith Callis has joined the Tennessee Arts Commission as Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator. Meredith comes to us from Chattanooga where she worked as a teaching artist in Hamilton County Schools. Most recently, she spent the summer in Boston at the Children’s Art Centre, America’s first and […]

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  3. Commission Continues to Cultivate Arts Essential to Learning

    By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – At the Commission’s fall quarterly meeting, I reported on the continued progress toward Goal 3 of the Commission’s 2015-2019 strategic plan: Thriving TN Arts & Culture. Under Goal 3, Arts Essential to Learning, the Commission’s first objective is to foster arts education for all Tennessee children and youth. […]

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  4. Sculptures and Stories and Snakes, Oh My!

    By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – First-grade students at Beaumont Magnet Academy in Knoxville spent Wednesday morning learning how to create model magic clay snakes with the help of Knoxville-based teaching artist Annamaria Gundlach. Annamaria’s lesson was based around a story written by the artist titled Sammy, the Silent Singing Snake. In addition to creating their […]

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  5. National Arts Education Week Sept. 11-15

    By Jeff Poulin, Arts Education Program Manager, Americans for the Arts – National Arts in Education Week is supported by Americans for the Arts on behalf of the field of arts education to bring visibility to the cause, unify stakeholders with a shared message, and provide the tools and resources for local leaders to advance arts […]

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  6. 2017-18 STS Applications Open August 8

    By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) applications for the 2017-2018 school year will become available August 8 at 8:00 a.m. CDT, 9:00 a.m. EDT.  Since 2010, the STS program has given the opportunity to more than 700,000 students to experience the arts. By providing funds for artist fees, ticket costs and transportation […]

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  7. TN Arts Ed Seeks Arts Education Projects Coordinator

    By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – The Tennessee Arts Commission seeks a full-time Arts Education Projects Coordinator. Under the supervision of the Arts Education Director, this position works toward the full realization of the arts as vital to education and learning in Tennessee. Specifically, the position organizes training and other arts education events for […]

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