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(Highlights listed by fiscal year dates, 7/1 - 6/30)


2010
  • Hosted training session for MAAE presenters and teaching artists to prepare individuals to lead 2009-2010 professional development workshop series, September 2009

  • Hosted 12 professional development workshops entitled 21st Century Schools for 21st Century Students, for teachers and administrators in partnership with the five regional education service centers and MDE, November 2009-May 2010

  • Had one member attend KCAAEN Leadership Conference, Washington, D.C., February 2010

  • Had one member serve on elected Network Leadership Committee, Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN),  with ongoing representation for last eight years

  • Had three members attend Changing Education Through Arts Conference, Kennedy Center, April 2010

  • Participated in Arts Day at the Capitol, March 2010, and delivered MAAE posters and information to legislators

  • Five members participated in MIE Partners training on Arts Integration

  • Worked as Teaching Artists to deliver Arts Integration model lessons at schools throughout the state

  • Produced third in series of MAAE Arts Advocacy posters to distribute to schools and organizations and at arts events in MS, March 2010

  • Sponsored student art exhibit during Arts Front and Center Forum, May 2010

  • Coordinated fundraiser (art raffle) for participants, Arts Front and Center Forum, May 2010

  • Produced 10th annual Arts Education Awards Recognition program, May 2010

  • Developed and hosted Arts Front and Center Forum at the MSU Riley Center in Meridian, May 2010

  • Coordinated auditions and sponsored student for the 2010 Kennedy Center/National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute, July 2010

  • Helped facilitate Mississippi Arts Commission’s Whole Schools Institute, July 2010

  • Presented sessions at Whole Schools Institute, July 2010

  • Received renewal of grant from Dana Foundation to provide three  professional development trainings for teaching artists, Fall 2010

  • Supported advocacy activities, including 50 States 50 Arts events, and Arts in Education Week, August-September 2010

  • Offered Arts in Education professional development workshop series—ongoing

  • Participated in Network for Arts Education in Mississippi discussion group, hosted by the MAC—ongoing

  • Participated in SAAN, the national network for arts advocacy, as part of KCAAEN—ongoing

  • Held four board meetings and annual membership meeting

  • Maintained MAAE website

  • Added new members

  • Published bi-monthly online newsletters

  • Added MAAE Facebook page

2009
  • Helped facilitate Mississippi Arts Commission’s Whole Schools Institute, July 2008

  • Hosted “Train the Trainer” session to prepare individuals to facilitate professional development workshops, November 2008

  • Hosted 12 professional development workshops for teachers and administrators in partnership with five regional service centers and Mississippi Department of Education, January – June 2009

  • Produced arts education advocacy poster: mailed to every school in state, January 2009

  • Received renewal of large-scale grant from Dana Foundation to provide professional development for teaching artists, January 2009

  • Had four members attend KCAAEN Leadership Conference, Washington, DC, February 2009

  • Had one member serve on Network Leadership Committee, Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN) + two members on KCAAEN national committees

  • Participated in MAC Day at the Capitol, March 2009

  • Developed and hosted Arts Front & Center Forum in Meridian, April 2009

  • Sponsored student art exhibit (65 pieces from 15 schools, sponsored by 20 MAAE members) during Arts Front & Center Forum, April 2009

  • Coordinated fundraiser (art raffle) for participants, Arts Front & Center Forum, April 2009

  • Produced ninth annual Arts Education Awards Recognition program (seven awards presented) during the Arts Front & Center Forum, April 2009

  • Hosted one professional development workshop for teaching artists funded by the Dana Foundation, June 2009

  • Coordinated auditions and sponsored three students for the 2009 Kennedy Center/National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute, June - July 2009

  • Participated in Network for Arts Education in Mississippi discussion group, hosted by the Mississippi Arts Commission – ongoing

  • Held four board meetings + annual membership meeting

  • Maintained MAAE website

  • Added new members / published online newsletter

  • Supported advocacy activities and promoted arts education throughout the year

2008
  • Hosted four professional development workshops for teaching artists funded by the Dana Foundation, July 2007 – February 2008

  • Helped facilitate Mississippi Arts Commission’s Whole Schools Institute, July 2007

  • Co-hosted “Leadership: A Natural Art” Conference in Jackson, January 2008

  • Produced arts education advocacy poster: mailed to every school in state, January 2008

  • Participated in Network for Arts Education in Mississippi discussion group, hosted by the Mississippi Arts Commission January 2008 – ongoing

  • Had four members attend KCAAEN Leadership Conference, Washington, DC, February 2008

  • Had one member serve on Network Leadership Committee, Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN) + two members on KCAAEN national committees

  • Participated in MAC Day at the Capitol, March 2008

  • Developed and hosted Arts Front & Center Forum in Meridian, April 2008

  • Produced eighth annual Arts Education Awards Recognition program (nine awards presented) during the Arts Front & Center Forum, April 2008

  • Participated, by invitation, in series of meetings at regional education service centers across state, April – May 2008

  • Coordinated auditions and sponsored one student for the 2008 Kennedy Center/National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute, June - July 2008

  • Promoted and supported MDE Summer Education Conference, June 2008

  • Held four board meetings + annual membership meeting

  • Maintained MAAE website

  • Added new members / published online newsletter

  • Supported advocacy activities and promoted arts education throughout the year

2007
  • Hosted “The Art of Leadership Conference” in Jackson, October 2006

  • Nominated two schools for "Creative Ticket School of Distinction Award" at the national level

  • Developed and hosted Arts Front & Center Forum in Meridian, March 2007

  • Produced seventh annual Arts Education Awards Recognition program (nine awards presented) during the Arts Front & Center Forum, March 2007

  • Completed Take Part work and produced document, “Mapping the Future of Arts Education”

  • Participated in MAC Day at the Capitol

  • Coordinated auditions and sponsored two students + one alternate for the 2007 Kennedy Center/National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute

  • Had three members attend KCAAEN Leadership Conference, Washington, DC

  • Had one member serve on Network Leadership Committee, Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN)

  • Maintained MAAE website

  • Added new members / published online newsletter

  • Held four board meetings + annual membership meeting

  • Helped facilitate MAC Whole Schools Institute

  • Participated in MDE Summer Education Conference

  • Supported advocacy activities and promoted arts education throughout year

2006
  • Hosted three “Alliance Alive” professional development workshops: Meridian, Hattiesburg, Cleveland

  • Nominated one school for "Creative Ticket School of Distinction Award" at the national level

  • Developed and implemented Arts Education Professional Development Track at the Mississippi Department of Education’s TRAIN Conference in Oxford, June 2006

  • Produced sixth annual Arts Education Awards Recognition program (ten awards presented) during the 2006 TRAIN Conference

  • Continued Take Part work and developed status of arts education survey

  • Coordinated auditions and sponsored one student who attended 2006 Kennedy Center/National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute

  • Had three members attend KCAAEN Leadership Conference, Washington, DC

  • Had one member serve on Network Leadership Committee, Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN)

  • Maintained MAAE website

  • Added new members / published online newsletter

  • Held four board meetings + annual membership meeting

  • Held strategic planning retreat

  • Helped facilitate MAC Whole Schools Institute

  • Supported advocacy activities and promoted arts education throughout year

2005

  • Hosted fourth H.E.+ ARTs Conference (Higher Education plus the Arts) at Eagle Ridge Conference Center, Jackson

  • Met with legislators during MAC’s Day at the Capitol

  • Supported advocacy activities and promoted arts education throughout year

  • Nominated one school for "Creative Ticket School of Distinction Award" at the national level

  • Developed and implemented a first-ever Arts Education Professional Development Track at the Mississippi Department of Education’s MEGA Conference in Biloxi, June 2005

  • Coordinated and presented six off-site professional development workshops during the 2005 Mega Conference

  • Produced fifth annual Arts Education Awards Recognition program (eleven awards presented) during the 2005 Mega Conference

  • Continued Take Part work in collaboration with Community Audit sites around the state and developed status of arts education survey

  • Coordinated auditions and sponsored two students who attended 2005 Kennedy Center/National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute

  • Had three members attend KCAAEN Leadership Conference, Washington, DC

  • Had one member serve on National Leadership Committee, Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN)

  • Maintained MAAE website

  • Added new members / published online newsletter

  • Held three board meetings + annual membership meeting

  • Helped facilitate MAC Whole Schools Institute

2004
  • Hosted the H.E.+ARTs Conference (Higher Education plus the Arts) at Eagle Ridge Conference Center, Jackson

  • Conducted training workshop for teachers on Visual and Performing Arts Framework, Jackson

  • Coordinated and presented professional development workshops on the Visual and Performing Arts Framework, Tupelo, Jackson, Hattiesburg

  • Received major grant (Take Part) to conduct community audits and research on status of arts education in Mississippi

  • Held Town Meetings at 5 sites across state; conducted Community Audit at each location

  • Coordinated auditions and nominated students for National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute

  • Nominated one school for "Creative Ticket School of Distinction Award" at the national level

  • Focused on advocacy at MAC's Day at the Capitol

  • Produced fourth annual Arts Education Awards Gala (ten awards presented) at Mississippi College

  • Had four members attend KCAAEN Leadership Conference, Washington, DC

  • Had member serve as Chair, National Governance Committee, Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN)

  • Participated in KCAAEN professional development survey

  • Maintained MAAE website

  • Added new members / published newsletter ArtsinPrint online

  • Held two board meetings + annual membership meeting

  • Focused on strategic planning and development at MAAE Board of Directors' Retreat

  • Helped facilitate MAC Whole Schools Institute

2003
  • Received 2003 Governor's Award for Arts Education and Advocacy

  • Nominated three schools for "Creative Ticket School of Distinction Award" at the national level

  • Presented "Alliance Alive" workshops on all arts disciplines at Delta State University and Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

  • Presented "Alliance Alive" workshops on multiple intelligences at University of Southern Mississippi and University of Mississippi

  • Focused on advocacy at MAC's Day at the Capitol

  • Produced third annual Arts Education Awards Gala (eleven awards presented) at Mississippi College

  • Had four members attend KCAAEN Leadership Conference, Washington, DC

  • Had member elected Chair, National Governance Committee, Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN)

  • Participated in KCAAEN professional development survey

  • Maintained and enhanced MAAE website

  • Added new members / Published a newsletter, ArtsinPrint

  • Held three board meetings + annual membership meeting

  • Focused on strategic planning and development at MAAE Board of Directors' Retreat

2002
  • Produced on-site Alliance Alive Workshop on dance and visual art at Delta State University

  • Produced NBPTS Orientation Workshop for music educators via distance learning at 7 sites around state

  • Attended by invitation special State Arts Education Partnership meeting in Washington, DC

  • Produced MAAE newsletter ArtsinPrint

  • Selected to participate as one of 22 sites to conduct Community Audit project sponsored by Kennedy Center

  • Produced Grant-Writing Workshop for arts educators via distance learning at 6 sites around state

  • Encouraged legislative action on the arts through e-mail and direct mail

  • Produced on-site Alliance Alive Workshop on 4 arts disciplines at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Gulfport

  • Presented Schools of Excellence Awards at state level to Biloxi High School and Florence Middle School

  • Nominated Florence Middle School for national Creative Ticket Award sponsored by Kennedy Center

  • Identified and honored individuals for exemplary arts education and service at Arts Education Awards Gala

  • Compiled and produced on-line Professional Development Directory for state arts educators for Summer 2002

  • Regularly updated and maintained Alliance website

  • Held 2 Board of Directors meetings and sessions on long-range planning

  • Sponsored 1 student for National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute

  • Nominated and had elected 1 member to National Governance Committee for Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network

  • Presented session on Community Audit on Capitol Hill during Kennedy Center Annual Leadership Conference in Washington, DC

  • Organized and convened H.E.+ARTs Conference, Delta State University (Higher Education + the Arts)

  • Helped facilitate MAC Whole Schools Institute

2001
  • Hosted two state-wide distance learning workshops

  • Presented a workshop at the KCAAEN meeting in Washington, D.C.

  • Participated in Arts Day at the MS Capitol

  • Upgraded the MAAE website

  • Created a new membership brochure

  • Published a newsletter, ArtsinPrint

  • Posted legislative alerts through broadcast e-mail messages and website

  • Hosted the H.E.+ARTs Conference (Higher Education plus the Arts)

  • Produced the first-ever Arts Education Awards Gala (seven awards presented)

  • Distributed Professional Development Directory to state-wide constituents

  • Added new members

  • Held three board meetings plus a board retreat

2000
  • Helped facilitate MAC Whole Schools Institute

  • Submitted nomination for Governor’s 2000 Awards and for KCAAEN/National School Board Award

  • Participated in and assisted with MAC Economic Impact Study

  • Collaborated with Starkville High School on presentation gala to celebrate receiving KC "Creative Ticket Award"

  • Held Board of Directors Retreat for long-range planning

  • Coordinated auditions and had 2 students selected for National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute

  • Compiled and produced Professional Development Directory for all state arts educators for Summer 2000

  • Developed and launched MAAE website: www.msartsalliance.com

  • Partnered with MAC for Day at the Capitol to advocate importance of the arts to the state’s economy

  • Hired lobbyist for arts advocacy during 2000 legislative session

  • Organized and hosted 2 distance learning workshops (grant-writing and NBPTS) at 5 sites around the state.

  • Participated in "Animating Communities through the Arts" Conference, Biloxi, MS

  • Produced Smart Teacher Workshop on arts integration via distance learning media

  • Presented session on Professional Development via Distance Learning Technology at Kennedy Center Annual Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.

  • Produced NBPTS Orientation Workshop for music and visual arts via distance learning media

  • Issues and Advocacy presentation at Mississippi Association of Community Arts (MACA) conference

  • Participated in Whole Schools Project Summer Institute, Jackson, MS

1999
  • Town Meeting speakers advocated funding for arts to Senate Education Committee

  • Hosted NAEP Teleconference statewide at nine different sites

  • Partnered with MDOE and MAC in an Administrators’ Forum for purpose of producing policy handbook for school administrators

  • Supported partnership project, MAC Summer Institute, for training teams of teachers and principals on arts education

  • Sponsored Arts Education Summit for higher education arts deans, chairs, teachers

  • Coordinated auditions and had four students selected for National Symphony Orchestra Summer Institute

  • Proposed and had accepted a candidate for National Symphony Orchestra Teacher Fellowship

  • Presented “Schools of Excellence” Awards to Hattiesburg and Starkville Public School Districts

  • Sponsored Hattiesburg and Starkville High Schools for “Creative Ticket National School of Distinction” awards (John F. Kennedy Center). Starkville received one of only five awards presented nationwide.

  • Nominated Starkville School Board for Kennedy Center/National School Board Association Award

1998
  • Sponsored GOALS 2000 workshops in three locations to encourage arts education inclusion in grants

  • Offered technical assistance to school districts writing arts education grants

  • Developed report card on arts education in each school district

  • Co-sponsored Central Art Project

  • Funded project to collect data for inclusion in publication “The Vigor of Arts Education in Mississippi”

1997
  • Collaborated with MDOE to promote Summer Arts Institute (LITA)

  • Introduced a bill in the 1997 legislative session for funding for arts education in a phased in sequential manner

  • Targeted specific groups to collaborate in advocacy effort for the bill’s introduction and vote

  • Collaborated with Goals 2000 Leadership Committee to produce a survey on arts education

  • Held seven “Conversations” on arts education throughout the state

  • Research document Implementing the Mississippi Fine Arts Frameworks published and distributed

1996
  • Received funding from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (KC) for production of a short video showcasing exemplary arts programs in MS; collaborated with MAC to develop video

  • Worked with consultant to produce a resource packet to assist in advocacy efforts

  • Held a two-day Board of Directors retreat which included advocacy and legislative training

  • Developed a legislative phone tree and legislative packet for members

  • Sponsored, supported and participated in 1996 Arts Convention at USM

1995
  • Clarified long-range goals and developed strategies to achieve; defined the role of the board member by developing committees

  • Co-sponsored the 1995 Convention on Arts Education

  • Executive Director Nelle Elam was appointed to the Goals 2000 S.T.E.P. Board

1994
  • Board held long-range planning retreat

  • Planned, as co-sponsor with Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC), for a convention on arts education

  • Advocated for the hiring of an arts education coordinator at the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE)

  • Participated in speakers’ network sponsored by MAC

1993
  • Mailed information regarding Mississippi Senate Resolution declaring the 1993-94 school year the “Year of Music and Arts Education in Mississippi”

  • Gained active status with the Kennedy Center for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN)

1989-1992
  • Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE) revitalized and reorganized; began advocacy work and programs; Board of Directors appointed; refined and ratified bylaws; applied for and received nonprofit status from IRS; hired a part-time administrator.
1979
  • Resolution to incorporate adopted by the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Educaton, August 24, 1978.
  • Charter of Incorporation of the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education approved April 4, 1979, by the State of Mississippi.

1974
  • Constitution and Bylaws adopted by Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education January 19, 1974, in the offices of the Mississippi Arts Commission, Jackson, Mississippi.
 

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