We believe all children in our state have the opportunity to experience and participate in art.
“Sunbeam School, Dist. #216” by Karen Kinder
ARTS EDUCATION INSTITUTE
BAND DIRECTOR INSTITUTE
CHORAL DIRECTOR INSTITUTE
Arts South Dakota, the South Dakota Arts Council, and Northern State University sponsor the annual Arts Education Institute, providing quality professional development in the arts and arts in education for South Dakota teachers Pre-K-12. The Institute provides hands-on arts workshops for teachers and administrators and instruction on how to incorporate into their classroom.
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ARTS EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Education is not complete without the arts. Arts South Dakota believes all children in our state should have the opportunity to experience and participate in art forms that enhance life-long learning by expanding curiosity, creativity, team-building skills and self-worth. Partnering with the South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC), we work to raise the standards and extend the reach of arts in education through schools and organizations across our state by offering programming such as Arts Education Institute, ArtsCorr, POETRY Out loud, and general advocacy and awareness.
ArtsCorr provided participatory exposure to the arts for incarcerated youth in South Dakota’s state juvenile correctional facility, STAR Academy, before its closing in 2016. The successful twenty-year program included artist residencies, correctional staff training and integration of the arts into educational programs. A pilot program at Sequel Transition Academy in Sioux Falls occurred in May 2018 and at Aurora Plains Academy in May 2019. ArtsCorr is administered by Arts South Dakota with support from the South Dakota Arts Council and the SD Department of Corrections.
ARTS EDUCATION LINKS & RESOURCES
Americans for the Arts: 10 (Newer!) Arts Education Fast Facts
American Academy of Pediatrics: COVID-19 Planning Considerations: Guidance for School Re-entry
NYTIMES: Long-Term Benefits of Music Lessons
Adobe Benchmark Study on Creativity at school, work and home
SDAC Touring Arts Roster
SD High School Activities Assn. Fine Arts Handbook
NATIONAL/OTHER REGIONAL ARTS EDUCATION RESOURCES
South Dakota Art Education Association
SDAEA is striving to protect the creative spirit of today’s children and to develop networks with other Art organizations in the State with the same goal.
South Dakota Music Education Association
The South Dakota Music Education Association’s purpose is the advancement of music education.
South Dakota Bandmasters Association
The South Dakota Bandmasters Association is an organization dedicated to promoting music education throughout South Dakota. We strive to develop excellence in bands across the state through professional development, mentorship, performance opportunities, and advocacy.
American Alliance for Theatre & Education
A good toolkit under “Advocacy” as well as other resources and information about events.
Americans for the Arts: Arts Education Network
Many resources, including an easy to use e-advocacy center, information about their public awareness campaign “The Arts. Ask for More.”, and art education research.
Arts Education Partnership
MANY publications available, as well as information about forums and an easy to understand state policy database.
National Art Education Association
Easy to use advocacy information, research, and much more in support of visual art education.
National Association for Music Education
Plenty of resources for every aspect of school music education, including a “Grab and Go Advocacy” flyer.
National Endowment for the Arts
A TON of arts education resources under “Publications”.
National Guild for Community Arts Education
Links to resources, as well as information about advocacy action the guild is currently taking.
School Music Matters
Facts, quotations, and an idea bank targeted towards saving your school music program.