News & Opportunities


A one-time, non-matching grant opportunity for the purpose of providing grants to Idaho rural school districts and rural charter schools to support fine arts, performing arts, and design courses. Applicants may request up to $15,000 to increase access to arts education for learners in rural public schools that otherwise may lack the resources to offer or expand such programs. Funds may be used to purchase equipment, supplies, and curricular materials for arts education.

A collaboration of the Idaho State Board of Education and the Idaho Commission on the Arts.

Application deadline is April 17, 2022.

More information and application at

State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) is asking arts teachers to participate in a short survey about distance-learning and their experiences with teaching and distance learning following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of this survey help SEADAE members document how well distance-learning is working and identify ways to make it work better. This will also inform and guide SEADAE's efforts to provide professional development and resources both within our organization and to the field. The survey is anonymous and is targeted to arts educators across all arts content areas.

Direct link to survey: SEADAE Survey

Download the flyer here.

The School of Atelier Arts offers a wide range of resources for art educators to learn to draw and paint realistically and to teach students the same skills. The School of Atelier provides tutorials, art lesson plans, and online art classes. They also offer an accredited MA in Studio Art in partnership with Florence Academy of Art - a degree designed especially for art teachers.

More information and free lesson plans:

Crayola and the National Art Education Association (NAEA) are collaborating on a leadership opportunity for NAEA members to serve as NAEA Crayola Creativity Ambassadors. This special 75th anniversary partnership will give 75 NAEA members the opportunity to be early adopters of the January 2023 Crayola Creativity Week while participating in special leadership team-building experiences in preparation of the nationwide Creativity Week celebration.

Application deadline is May 17, 2022.

Apply here.

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The Autry Museum of the American West is organizing a free student art exhibition! The Exhibition will showcase juried student art online focusing on the theme: Visions of Resilience. Submission is free.

The deadline for artwork submission is Friday, May 13, 2022.

Juried results will be shared with the teachers/advisors by late May 2022.

Photographs of selected artworks will be showcased in the virtual exhibition on Friday, July 15, 2022 at

More information at

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