Sitka Basic Arts Institute 2017

21 teachers attended the invigorating
two-week institute


Juneau Basic and Beyond 2017

16 teachers attended the two-week
Juneau Basic and Beyond Institute

Anchorage Arts are Exceptional Institute 2017

26 teachers attended the one-week special-education focused Institute 

AAEC Annual Board Retreat

The  AAEC Board met in Wasilla for the 2017 Fall Retreat

Administrators Academy - Juneau - 2017

Over 40 School Administrators met in Juneau in September 2017.

About AAEC

The Alaska Arts Education Consortium (AAEC) is an affiliation of school districts, organizations and individuals committed to preparing and supporting educators so that they can teach the arts across the curriculum. Our mission is to advance teaching and learning in and through the arts across Alaska by:


  • Prepares and supports educators to teach the arts across the curriculum

  • Promotes the awareness of the importance of teaching and learning in and through the arts

  • Expands the opportunities to fulfill its mission through meaningful and ongoing relationships with partners,grantors, donors and alumni

Latest News from AAEC

2018 Bethel Multicultural Registration closes July 25th

Online registration for our three Summer Institutes is now open. The institutes include the four-day Summer Institute at Mat-Su (SAMS), the four-day Anchorage Arts are Exceptional Institute, and the five-day Bethel Multicultural Arts Institute.

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Honoring our 2018 Champions of Arts in Education

Honoring our 2018 Champions of Arts in Education

Every year AAEC solicits nominations from across Alaska to honor ‘Alaska’s Champions of Arts in Education’ in four categories. There were many nominees this year and they are all worthy, but there are only four categories. This year’s honorees are Ginger Crockett, Sally Grimsrud, Lake Argus Siner, and Miah Lager.

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Governor agrees: March is Alaska Arts Education Month!

March is National and Alaska's Art Education Month.  This month we celebrate the extremely important role the arts play in any student's education.  Throughout Alaska school districts will host student art show, student music performances, theatrical presentations,...

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AAEC Board member teaches doll-making workshop in Igiugig

AAEC Board member teaches doll-making workshop in Igiugig

In mid November AAEC Board Member Nita Rearden taught a 3-day dollmaking workshop in Igiugig.  Below is her writing and above is a photo of attendee Christina Salmon-Bringhurst with her daughter Erika Yaquelek. Native Art—A Foundation of Cultural Values and Learning...

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National Endowment for the Arts
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