Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education
Arts Education Awards
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The Mississippi Alliance for Arts
Education (MAAE) is seeking nominees for the 2012 Arts
in Education Awards. Awards will be presented at the Arts
Front and Center
Awards Banquet during The Awards Gala "Arts at the Core",
Friday, September 14, 2012. The event will take
place at the Lauren Rogers Museum in Laurel, MS. Award recipients will also be
recognized in their home communities.
administrators and program/institution leaders may nominate
themselves or their own programs, or others may nominate
them. Each award category requires a completed nomination
form, a narrative that answers several questions, and
supporting documents. Deadline for receipt of the complete
nomination packet is Friday, June 15, 2012. This is
not a postmark date; it is a receipt deadline.
Please Note: Award recipients must be present
at the September 14, 2012 Arts Education Awards Banquet during the Awards Gala "Arts
at the Core" to receive the award.
An awards panel that includes representatives from across
the state will review and evaluate all nominations submitted
by the deadline. The recipient will be notified about
selection by August 6, 2012. All other nominees will receive
written notification once the awards have been publicly
announced. Only complete nomination packets will be
considered. Requests for the return of nomination materials
must be accompanied by a self-addressed return mail package
that includes adequate postage.
Please help us
recognize an individual, a school, or an institution that
has demonstrated exemplary achievement by submitting a
nomination in one of the following award categories:
AWARD CATEGORIES AND
Schools of Excellence/School District
Arts Program Award
recognize and honor individual schools or school districts
that make the arts an essential part of education by:
teaching the arts as specific disciplines;
2) making strong interdisciplinary connections between
the arts and other subjects;
3) promoting imaginative learning environments that
include hands-on, creative arts-based instructional
4) providing opportunities for multicultural learning
through the arts.
Distinguished Arts Educator Award
To honor Pre K-12 arts discipline
specialist, teacher, curriculum coordinator or project
integrate the arts for:
superior teaching, including evidence of strong
2) professional involvement and leadership beyond the
3) ability to communicate effectively about arts
award is made annually in dance, music, theatre, visual art
and arts integration providing that a sufficient pool of
nominees is available in each discipline.
To honor a superintendent, district
coordinator or principal for:
demonstrating support for, and commitment to high
quality arts education programs;
2) active advocacy for the arts and excellent rapport
with students, teachers, parents, and the community;
leadership in motivating teachers, other administrators,
school boards, parents and community organizations to
provide the best possible education—one that includes the
arts—for all students.
Excellence in Higher Education Award
To honor individuals,
departments and/or institutions in higher education for:
teaching, including evidence of arts education leadership
activity and leadership beyond the local campus;
3) evidence of
modeling best practices of arts education through teacher
education courses and programs.
award is made annually, providing that a sufficient pool of
nominees is available.
a MAAE member or organization that demonstrates outstanding
achievement, service or contribution to arts education in
Mississippi. To be eligible for this award, the nominee must
be a member of MAAE. In addition, the nominee must have
worked in the field of arts education for at least 5 years
while demonstrating some of the following:
active participation in the development of or
support for arts programs, (e.g., artist residencies in
the schools, summer arts camps, after school programs);
2) leadership in developing partnerships between
schools and the community for use of cultural resources
such as visits to cultural institutions, organizations,
and events (art museums, concerts, and performances of
opera, dance, theatre, etc.);
3) advocacy for the arts and arts-in-education at the
school district, community, regional or state levels;
4) financial or in-kind support of arts programs in a
Community Arts Agency/
Cultural Institution Program Award
a community arts agency or cultural institution that has
been in operation at least five years and has made
significant contributions to teachers, students and the
community through arts programs and collaborative
stimulate community support for the arts and arts
education in the schools and community;
2) demonstrate models of partnering with schools,
other cultural institutions, and/or the business community
to develop arts programs for youth and adults;
3) serve as a resource to schools or community arts
organizations and provide services to facilitate the
production of arts events performed by students.
in Arts Education Award
1) consistently making outstanding contributions to
arts education throughout a career
2) advocacy for arts education throughout a career
3) professional activity and leadership in arts
education beyond the occupational setting
Nomination Form and
Please read the
description of the criteria for each award carefully.
Required for a
complete nomination packet:
1) Nomination form
2) Current vita/resume (for individual award
3) Three letters of recommendation from individuals such
school district Superintendent or Chief Executive
immediate supervisor (such as dance, music, theatre,
visual art, or classroom supervisor, or another
administrator familiar with your teaching or work);
person of your choice who is knowledgeable about your
teaching or work.
one copy each of:
brochures, programs or
articles/publicity related to or about teaching or
a head shot of the nominee for the
individual awards OR a picture of the group’s board,
school arts leaders, etc. This picture (sent as .jpg or
.tif) will be in the awards program.
five minutes of edited video
of your students’ or your own work.
This video will be shown DURING the
awards banquet as the winners are announced. BE SURE that
it showcases all of the reasons the person/school/group
DESERVES the award.
The complete packet as described above may be submitted by email
with attachments, or by U.S. mail.
submitting by email, send the complete packet to
If submitting by U.S. mail, send the complete packet to:
Jones County Junior College
900 S. Court St.
Ellisville, MS 39437
When submitting the videos by U.S.
Mail, the accepted media are CD or DVD; no cassette or vhs
nomination forms which include a list of
supporting materials and criteria click
for MS Word Document
here for pdf format.
Friday, June 15, 2012
nomination cannot be considered until the MAAE has
received the complete packet.
Please share this information
Arts Teachers, Principals,
Administrators, School Committees, Arts Advocates, Higher
Education Faculty, Local
Museums, Cultural Institutions
and Community Arts Programs
The mission of the Mississippi
Alliance for Arts Education is to advocate for high quality,
comprehensive, and sequential arts education for all
Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education is a member of the
Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network.
The MAAE is calling for arts entries for 4th to 12th grade
students in regard to designing a cover for the Awards
For more detailed information click
here for a MS Word
document or here for a
For those interested in publishing an advertisement in the
program for the Awards Banquet, click
here for a MS Word document or
here for a PDF document.