Monday, June 15, 2009

Arts in Education Partnership Conference

[From our friends at the New Hampshire State Council for the Arts.]

Save the weekend of October 30 to November 1, 2009, for the annual Arts in Education Partnership Conference, Maps & Journeys: New Perspectives on the Future of Arts Education in New Hampshire, sponsored by the NH State Council on the Arts, the Arts Alliance of Northern NH and the NH Department of Education. Keynote speakers are James and Maureen Tusty, filmmakers and producers of The Singing Revolution, a film telling the story of how the Republic of Estonia gained its freedom; and Julie Lyonn Lieberman, musician, composer, educator, and creator of the Green Anthem Project. Robert Morrison of Quadrant Arts Education Research, will give a report on NH's first Arts Education Survey of public schools, a partnership project of the NH State Council on the Arts and the NH Department of Education.

The weekend will also include arts education workshops, exhibits and presentations by N.H. Artist Fellows Alexandra de Steiguer (photographer) and Hideaki Miyamura (potter and glazer). This conference brings school educators and parents together with teaching artists and arts resources to design Artist Residency in School project grants and improve the quality of arts education in New Hampshire.

The site for the conference is the AMC Highland Center at Crawford Notch in Bretton Woods, N.H. To learn more, and for registration details, visit www.nh.gov/nharts or www.aannh.org. Questions? Contact Catherine O'Brian, arts education coordinator, N.H. State Council on the Arts, at 603-271-0795 or Catherine.R.OBrian@dcr.nh.gov