Alaska Arts Education Consortium has launched its newest effort–The Rural Arts Initiative.


The RAI has recruited 5 rural districts from around Alaska–Alaska Gateway, Lower Kuskokwim, Lower Yukon, Nome, and Skagway.  Representatives from each met in Anchorage recently, with a few people on Zoom during the 1.5-day meeting.

During this time they reviewed the Goals, examined their districts through a Continuum, and began to develop an Action Plan for their district.  

AAEC hired a 1/4 time RAI Coordinator to oversee this effort while working with the Executive Director and the Oversight Committee.  Maite Ag

opian, from Fairbanks, has abroad and diverse background, and is now a puppeteer–thus bringing the arts to the job!