The Iowa Alliance for Arts Education supports and advances quality arts education programs.
Our mission is to increase awareness, recognition and support of policies, practices, and partnerships that ensure quality sequential arts education programs for all Iowa stud
Fine Arts Proclamation 2015
We had a great phone conference today concerning the Iowa Arts Advocacy Caucus, which will be held on Friday, August 14th at the State Historical Building in Des Moines. This will be a collaborative effort of the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education, the Iowa Arts Council and the Americans for the Arts. There is also a possibility we will also be partnering with Bravo Greater Des Moines as well. This will be a day for advocacy training for arts advocates across the state to bring the arts/arts education message to local, state and national stage. In addition to advocacy training sessions on state and national issues, the presidential candidates will be invited to address the advocate throughout the day of the event.
We are finalizing the budget, promotional ideas, registration, etc. and I will have final info for you at the IAAE Board meeting in Des Moines at the Marriott Hotel on May 16 at 10:00 a.m.
We also had a phone conference this past Sunday night with the mentor chairs, and presidents of the participating organizaitons in the mentoring program. We decided to concentrate the remaining funds of the mentor grant on the observation mentor visits, with a maximum reimburse per visit of $250 ($125 stipend/$125 expenses).
I will be Des Moines next week Thursday to speak to legislators concerning the Fine Arts/Iowa Core bill, be present for SAI presentation of the Fine Arts Administrator Award and the signing of the Fine Arts proclamation by Governor Branstad.
The Administrator presentation is at 1:30 p.m. and proclamation signing by the Governor is at 2:30 p.m.
I will keep you updated as things progress!
Save the date: The Proclamation naming May Fine Arts Month will be signed on Thursday, May 7 at 2:40pm in the Governor's office at the Capitol.
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