2018 Arts Institutes Registration

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.

2018 LKSD 2018 Festival of Arts website…look at the art and vote!

The Lower Kuskokwim School District is holding it’s Festival of Arts in Bethel during April.  This year all visual art was photographed and is on a website.  You can scan through and sort by grade, media, or even by school where the art was made. And you can,...

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.

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...
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...
2017 Administrators Art Academy

2017 Administrators Art Academy

During the month of September, AAEC hosted an Administrators Arts Academy in Juneau.  The event was funded through a Title II A grant from DEED, awarded to BSSD on behalf of the New Visions Network.  Districts within the network, supported by the Alaska State Council...
AAEC  2017 Summer Institutes…

AAEC 2017 Summer Institutes…

During the summer of 2017 AAEC held three Arts Institutes with over 70 teachers attending either for 1 or 2 weeks!