Nominations for NSBA/Kennedy Center Arts Education Award must be received by KSBA by Oct. 11

KSBA has set a nomination deadline of Oct. 11 for districts interested in seeking the $10,000 award being offered by the NSBA and the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network. The nominations must be submitted to KSBA’s offices in Frankfort.

In states that have statewide arts education networks, those entities select and forward a single nomination for consideration in the competition. As the Kentucky arts network folded a few years ago, KSBA is required to review submissions and make the selection.

The nomination documents are located at the link below. Completed forms should be sent to:

NSBA Arts Award

Kentucky School Boards Association

260 Democrat Drive

Frankfort, KY 40601

The KCAAEN and NSBA Award recognizes districts that have included all four major artistic disciplines—visual arts, music, theater and dance—in their programs.

The program accepts only one nomination per state, which must be coordinated with the local state school boards association, state alliance for arts education, or both organizations jointly. (School boards in every state are eligible for nomination regardless of whether their state has a state alliance.) Final selection is made by a national panel of arts educators and arts administrators, including representatives of the KCAAEN and NSBA.

The national award is presented at NSBA’s Annual Conference, which will be April 5-7, 2014, in New Orleans.

For more information, visit the KCAAEN website here  http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/kcaaen/recognition/home.html.

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