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The Dandelion - NH Arts Learning Network Mid-Fall Bulletin

In this Issue

"Autumn is a second spring
     Where every leaf is a flower."

                            -Albert Camus


Grants, Awards
Professional Development: Conferences, Workshops & Webinars
Policy & Standards
Calls for Entry or Proposals



Greetings Arts Education Friends and Colleagues,

We hope you enjoy reading and learning about the wonderful and varied arts education events and opportunities in NH and beyond! We are delighted that Virginia Prescott, Host of the popular “Word of Mouth” program on NH Public Radio will be interviewing Eric Booth, our keynote speaker at the NH Annual Fall Arts Education Conference, tomorrow (Thurs, Oct. 17, 2 pm). You can listen live or to podcasts later at: And it's not too late to register for the conference and to hear Eric in person!

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Grants, Awards

2014-2015 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching (DA) Program Online Application for K-12 teachers! This program seeks to improve mutual understanding among teachers, their schools and communities in the U.S. and abroad by providing teachers with international professional development opportunities for three or four months. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). By conducting educational research abroad, U.S. teachers gain new skills, learn new instructional methods and assessment methodologies and share best practices with international colleagues and students. Application deadline: December 15, 2013. Click here for Eligibility Requirements and Application Info.

The Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN) and National School Boards Association (NSBA) are accepting nominations for an award recognizing a local school board for outstanding support of the arts in education. The winning school board receives a plaque presented at the NSBA Annual Conference, along with a cash award of $10,000 to use for their arts education programs. Full details and nomination materials can be found at The nomination deadline is November 1, 2013. One nomination is invited from each state to be reviewed by a panel that includes leaders from NSBA as well as the cultural sector.

The National Endowment for the Arts' Office of Research & Analysis announces that grant application guidelines are available for Research: Art Works. This program supports research that investigates the value of the U.S. arts ecosystem and the impact of the arts, either as individual components within the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life.


The NH Arts Learning Network will be hosting an Arts Advocacy Luncheon at the 2013 Statewide Arts Education Partnership Conference. We will share news on policy updates, advocacy efforts, and highlight the work members of the Arts Learning Network have achieved over the past year. This is a great time to meet other network members and find out how to get involved!

Performance & Master Class: Ice Theatre of New York’s ICE:DANCE. Hailed by the New York Times as top 10 theatre picks. Performing at PSU Ice Arena, Sunday October 20th at 3pm. Tickets available online at or by phone call 1-800-838-3006.” In conjunction with the performance a dance and composition class will be offered for intermediate/advanced dancers, instructors and PSU dancers prior to the show on Sunday OCT. 20th at 11:30am at PSU Dance studio. The class is $15 and the tickets ranged between $15 - $25.

Music! Words! Opera! is a residency designed to provide classroom teachers and arts specialists an easy way to introduce the multidisciplinary arts, through the telling of stories. These resources can be used to actively learn the story and song of a specific opera and/or allow the students to compose and perform an original work. Imagine turning stories into operas, such as Click, Clack, Moo, African Folk Tales and The Paper Bag Princess.

Professional Development: Conferences, Workshops & Webinars

Free Webinar: Advancing Arts Education through an Expanded School Day
Presented by Americans for the Arts and the National Center on Time & Learning, Friday, October 18, 2013 @ 3 – 4 PM EST. Advancing Arts Education through an Expanded School Day: Lessons from Five Schools presents case studies of five schools utilizing longer student and teacher days to prioritize time for arts education as they work to improve overall academic instruction and focus on individual student achievement.
Participation in the live webinar is free and open to the public, but you need to register by clicking here.

Conference: The New Hampshire Music Educators Association is presenting October Music Feast Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Southern New Hampshire University. View the full event program for more information.

Conference: The Children’s Librarians’ CHILIS Fall Conference will be held at the Eastman Center in Grantham on Thursday, October 17, 2013, featuring programs on the Common Core and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) library connections. Children’s authors Michael Rex and Jason Chin will also spend the day with participants.

Conference: The New Hampshire Art Educators will hold their annual Fall Conference on Saturday, October 19th at the New Hampshire Institute of Art Manchester, New Hampshire. The keynote speaker is Dr. F. Bob Sabol, immediate Past President of the National Art Education Association. Over 20 engaging workshops will be offered!

Conference: Registration is now open for the 2013 New Hampshire State Council on the Arts Statewide Arts Education Partnership Conference, Exploring Creativity: Making Space for the Arts in our Classrooms, Schools and Communities, October 25 and 26, 2013, at Camp Cody on Beautiful Lake Ossipee. The conference brings together educators, teaching artists, parents plus community and education leaders to implement quality arts education and programming in schools and communities. Keynote speakers: Eric Booth, author & artist, “the father of the teaching arts profession,” and Heidi Joann Welch, music educator & 2013 NH Teacher of the Year.

Conference: “Where the Wild Things Are - Using a much-loved book for arts-based learning.” 8:30 am to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 9 in Amherst NH, and Saturday, November 16 in Plymouth NH. The Arts Alliance of Northern NH and VSA NH present their annual Arts in Early Learning conference; using visual arts, music, creative drama and movement, explore how all kinds of activities flowing from one book can unlock self-expression and positive group dynamics, and advance language and literacy learning in preschools and elementary schools, libraries and child-care centers. Special attention will be paid to inclusion and connections to the Common Core and inclusion. Click here or go to for details.

Workshop: Environmental Literacy through the Arts, Monday, November 18, at Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany, NH. The Arts Alliance of Northern NH partners with Tin Mountain and The Rey Center for an all-day workshop for K-12 educators. The day will include a hands-on session on nature journaling, as well as presentations on some of the school programs inspired by our spring gathering and additional discussion and information sharing. Contact the Arts Alliance at 323-7302 for details.

Workshop: After-School Integrated Arts workshop. A free opportunity to learn from and meet with Professor Trish Lindberg, Coordinator of Integrated Arts programs at Plymouth State University. Trish will offer a participatory workshop that allows interested teachers to experience, firsthand, the joys of arts integration and its power to engage students and power the curriculum. She will also provide information about graduate opportunities in Integrated Arts and CAGS in Arts, Leadership and Learning. The workshop will take place November 19, location TBA -- contact the Arts Alliance of Northern NH for details at

Statewide Convention: The 100th NH PTA Annual Convention will be held at the Grappone Center in Concord, NH on November 15 and 16th, 2013.

Workshop: Introducing Film & Media Production to your Curriculum: A hands on workshop and discussion for educators Thursday, November 14, 4-6 pm, Lakes Region Community College, presented in partnership with NH Film & Television Office and Lakes Region Community College. Students are engaging in Film and Media production regularly outside the classroom. How do educators guide students in using this newly accessible medium to capture and tell their stories with cohesive plot development, story board, video capture, editing and sharing? Learn how short films can creatively present student research, be a format for a local-history interview, be used for school Public Service Announcements, demonstrate interdisciplinary content knowledge, and connect with state and national educational standards. There is no cost for this workshop, space is limited. Professional Development certificate will be awarded. For more information or to register contact Julianne Morse, or 603-271-0791. Download the workshop flyer: PDF

Workshop: Grant Writing for Arts Learning, Wednesday, November 20, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, Location TBD. The NH State Council on the Arts has a variety of grants available for Academic Year 2014-2015 (FY2015) that support Arts in Education and Integrated Arts Learning in schools and educational settings. The workshop will cover grant guidelines, roles of partners, curriculum connections, choice of artists, writing goals, evaluation, planning residency schedules and budgets. There is no cost for this workshop, which is open to arts specialists, administrators, parents and teaching artists. Experienced school AIR Coordinators and Teaching Artists will participate in the workshop. For more information or to register contact Catherine O'Brian, (603) 271-0795 or Download and share the workshop flyer: PDF

Festival: The 11th annual Vermont State Dance Festival, Saturday, November 23, is a daylong series of professionally led workshops, standards-based facilitated and adjudicated rehearsals, and an evening performance open to the public with choreographies performed by student dancers and professionals. This day of dance is designed for high-school aged dancers in school or studio dance programs and their teachers. To register your high school/studio dance ensemble for participation in the festival, be considered as a guest teaching/performance artist/rehearsal adjudicator, or simply to learn more about the state dance festival, contact Rebecca McGregor, LI Dance Teacher and VT State Dance Festival Founder and Coordinator.

Workshop: Boston Emergency Medical Services and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Boston, December 5-6, 2013. This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines. Learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals. Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are invited to attend.

Workshop: Teaching Artist Bob Bloom will present an interactive drumming program, Take a Drum Ride – Hands on Music Making for Kids and Adults at the Rowe Camp and Conference Center, December 27- 29, 2013.

Online course: A new resource for teaching artists is now available -- an online course on leading arts programming for older adults. NEA staff - Beth Bienvenu, Katie Lyles Levy, and Denise Brandenburg spent the last three years collaborating with the National Center for Creative Aging on this project.

Online Resource: Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. They offer free webinars on digital citizenship with upcoming webinars including Empowering Students to be Digital Citizens, Thursday, October 24, 4pm EST; Teaching Copyright and Fair Use to the Remix Generation, Wednesday, November 13, 4pm EST; Kids’ Online Privacy and Digital Footprints, Wednesday, December 11, 4pm EST.

Policy & Standards

The public review of the draft 9-12 National Core Arts Standards is scheduled through October 21st. Click here to learn more about the public review process.

The August issue of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies features a State to State column with a roundup of state legislation considered in 2013 that pertains to arts education. The column can be found here.

Calls for Entry or Proposals

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is seeking VSA Webinar proposals and presenters for the 2014–2015 Webinar season. Proposal Submission Deadline: October 23, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST.


The Paintings of Yang Jikui, Karl Drerup Art Gallery, Plymouth State University. October 1st - November 9th, 2013. Yang Jikui is a painter and educator from ShanXi province, China. He studied with Yang Xiuzhen in the tradition of Qi Baishi, an icon of Modern Chinese Art History. Accompanying the exhibit is a lecture series, Adventure in Chinese Culture. Contact the gallery for more information.

A SENSE OF PLACE featuring NH State Council on the Arts Arts in Education roster artist Erin Sweeney, joined by Alison Williams and Chloe Barcelou, at Kimball Jenkins School of Art & Estate through November 26. The artists come together to transform the rooms of The Jill C. Wilson Gallery at the Kimball Jenkins Estate, featuring their individual site-specific art installations. Each artist's creative vision develops into a unique, interactive, and dynamic exhibition experience. Visit the gallery website for more information.


To Plymouth State Professor Trish Lindberg and the Educational Theatre Collaborative for receiving the all-New England Moss Hart Memorial Award for 2012-13 from the New England Theatre Conference. The award honors ETC’s 2013 original production, “Marking the Moment,” celebrating Plymouth’s 250th anniversary.

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