AAEC Arts Institute Teacher-leader applications open

AAEC Arts Institute Teacher-leader applications open

AAEC is eliciting teacher-leader applications for 2019 Summer Arts Institutes. If you are an experienced teaching arts and/or culture teacher to children and adults, please read the following information. Our 2019 Arts Institutes include: Summer Academy at Mat-Su is a...

AAEC Board of Directors meets in Wasilla

                    For the second year the AAEC Board is meeting at an Airbnb house in Wasilla.  This retreat is the only time in 12 months that the board gets to meet face-to-face.  We welcome new members, review our mission and make a plan for the coming year....
AAEC Board members attend Statewide Conference

AAEC Board members attend Statewide Conference

The Alaska State Council on the Arts recently held the 2018 Alaska Arts Convergence conference in Fairbanks.  Five members of the Alaska Arts Education Consortium board attended the Interconnect Conference as pictured below.  AAEC has been a leader in actively...

AAEC 2018 Summer Arts Institutes

During this past summer, AAEC worked with three school districts to host Arts Institutes: In chronological order: • Mat-su “Steppin it up with the Arts” Institute.  Lead by Donna Breeden, Allison Little and Nita Rearden the 20 participants studied drama,...
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.

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...