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The Arts Learning Program supports the goal of lifelong learning in the arts by promoting and expanding quality arts education opportunities for all Nevada citizens.  To encourage participation in thecreative process, the program component include grants, statewide initiatives, and professional development opportunities.


WHAT'S NEW? 

Poetry Out Loud 2014 - And the winner is…

On April 29, Christian Schunke, a senior at Yerington High School, was one of 53 students who walked on stage at the Lisner Auditorium in Washington, D.C., to participate in the 2014 Poetry Out Loud National Finals. He and his fellow competitors advanced from a field of more than 365,000 students who tested their skills in poetry recitation across the country. Though he didn’t advance to the semifinals, Nevada’s State Champion Schunke recited his poems with ease and presence. Read more.

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Anita Norman, a junior at Arlington High School in Tennessee, captivated judges to win the title of 2014 Poetry Out Loud National Champion. With her achievement, Norman received a $20,000 award and $500 for her school. Ohio’s Lake Wilburn took second place and received a $10,000 award. The New Jersey state champion, Natasha Simone Vargas, received the third place prize and a $5,000 award.  Read more. 


Job Opportunity: Arts Learning Program Assistant, Las Vegas

The Nevada Arts Council (NAC) is recruiting for a part-time Arts Learning Program Assistant with the primary responsibility of managing the agency’s Poetry Out Loud (POL) statewide program. In 2014, Nevada POL engaged more than 2,500 high school students from across Nevada from 13 out of the 16 counties with high schools. POL is a partnership program of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Poetry Foundation and all state arts agencies that encourages high school students to memorize and perform great poems and helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage.

This position is not state employment, but is a contracted position under the supervision of the Arts Learning Program Coordinator. Demonstrated experience in program management, community outreach, and educational programming is required.
The position’s primary responsibilities include:
  • Enlisting POL district coordinators and maintain communication throughout the program; 
  • Promoting/distributing teacher information packets to high school teachers statewide;
  • Assisting with travel preparation for students, parents, judges and staff;
  • Working with collaborating partners to coordinate various aspects of the Nevada State Finals, which includes planning and promotion of the event, collating judges’ panel books and communicating with district winners.
  • Assisting with writing of various articles and publications including the state finals printed program.
The position will assist with other activities of the Arts Learning Program as assigned by the Coordinator.
  
Position qualifications include:
  • Excellent communication, writing and organizational skills;
  • Experience generating paperwork, following procedures, and communicating with diverse community members;
  • Ability to work within a deadline;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Ability to travel;
  • Willingness to work in the Las Vegas office.
Salary and Hours:
  • Up to $18.00/hr based on experience.
  • 20 hours/week
Application packet must include the following:
  1. A cover letter describing applicant's related experience (paid or volunteer)
  2. A Resume listing professional work experience and education
  3. Three references who can speak to the applicant's work-related qualifications and experience. Please include name, position, relationship to applicant and phone number. 
  4. A minimum of one writing sample that demonstrates applicant’s writing and communication skills.
Applications may be sent via e-mail to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or mailed to: Arts Learning Asst. Position, Nevada Arts Council, 2755 E. Desert Inn Rd Suite 155, Las Vegas NV 89121.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

ARTIST RESIDENCY EXPRESS GRANTS

The Artist Residency Express (AREx) Grant is designed for community and educational sponsors to host a short-term artist residency (one to three days) using an artist on one of the NAC artist rosters (Arts Learning,Folk Arts and Tumblewords.) Non-roster artists may be used, but require additional support materials/work sample. The residency design allows the artist to explore his/her discipline with students, teachers andcommunity members through classes, demonstrations, lectures and discussions, rehearsals, performances, or community events. AREx grants are offered on a first-come, first-served basis throughout the year whilefunds are available. Read more.

ARTS LEARNING PROJECT GRANT AND ARTS LEARNING COMPONENT GRANT
The Arts Learning Project Grant and Arts Learning Component Grant are annual project grants to support imaginative arts learning projects and artist residencies. The Arts Learning Component Grant isavailable to Development and PIE applicants for substantive arts education programs. Read more.

JACKPOT GRANTS
New in FY13 – Better Education Through the Arts Grants have been incorporated into the Jackpot Grants. Quarterly Jackpot grants provide funding up to $1000 for individuals and organizations whose project involvesthe planning, implementation, and/or evaluation of arts education programs. Read more.


PROGRAMS & SERVICES

ARTS LICENSE PLATE 
Drive home your support of the arts with a "Rich in Art" license plate. For each plate issued, $15 of the initial fee and $10 of the renewal fee supports statewide arts education programs of the NevadaArts Council and VSA arts of Nevada. Read more.

POETRY OUT LOUD 
The National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation have partnered with State Arts Agencies to support the expansion of Poetry Out Loud, which encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. Read more.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

GRANT WORKSHOPS
NAC continues to work with Western States Arts Federation on Grants Online GO™, our new online grant application and management system for fiscal 2013.  GO™ workshops to be announced.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
The Arts Education Program offers research, guidance and referrals for the development of arts education projects and plans. AE staff can assist in identifying and applying for alternative sources forfunding that support arts education, and provide material support for arts education advocacy.


NAC STAFF ASSISTANCE 

Arts Learning Program Coordinator  Maryjane Dorofachuk     702.486.3738    
 


RESOURCES

Arts Education Grants Scoring Rubric

A Vision for Arts Education

Bringing the Arts to Life, Bringing Life to the Arts

Evauluation Resource Guide

Poetry Out Loud Programs

The Fine Arts Standards

The Kennedy Art Center ArtsEdge

J. Paul Getty Museum: Resources for the classroom
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS & TEACHERS – REGISTER NOW FOR 2014 NEVADA POETRY OUT LOUD