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EdTA Advocacy Update August 13, 2020 The Advocacy Update is where you can find current national and state news concerning arts advocacy and arts education. STATE NEWS Do you have state or province theatre or arts education news you want to share? Send it to Leah at lball@schooltheate.org Arkansas: Governor's Arts Awards open for nominations (Jonesboro Sun) Indiana: Lt. Governor Crouch Launches Arts, Cultural & Destination Marketing Organization Support Grants (Eagle Country 99.3) Kentucky: Kentucky Arts Industry Leaders Lobby Federal Government For Relief (89.3 WFPL) Massachusetts: 2020 ...
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EdTA Advocacy Update July 29, 2020 The Advocacy Update is where you can find current national and state news concerning arts advocacy and arts education. STATE NEWS Do you have state or province theatre or arts education news you want to share? Send it to Leah at lball@schooltheate.org Arizona: Federal CARES Act Funds provide relief to Arizona arts organizations (West Valley View) Phoenix, Tucson And Flagstaff Groups Get National Arts Grants (KJZZ Phoenix) Arkansas: Arts Council awards 103 grants to nonprofit art groups (Talk Business & Politics) California: New Relief Program Funded by ...
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EdTA Advocacy Update July 29, 2020 The Advocacy Update is where you can find current national and state news concerning arts advocacy and arts education. STATE NEWS Do you have state or province theatre or arts education news you want to share? Send it to Leah at lball@schooltheate.org Arizona: Federal CARES Act Funds provide relief to Arizona arts organizations (West Valley View) Phoenix, Tucson And Flagstaff Groups Get National Arts Grants (KJZZ Phoenix) Arkansas: Arts Council awards 103 grants to nonprofit art groups (Talk Business & Politics) California: New Relief Program Funded by ...
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EdTA Advocacy Update July 14, 2020 The Advocacy Update is where you can find current national and state news concerning arts advocacy and arts education. STATE NEWS Do you have state or province theatre or arts education news you want to share? Send it to Leah at lball@schooltheate.org Arizona: Arts Advocates Praise Governor Ducey's Decision to Allocate $2 Million For Arizona Commission on the Arts Grants (PrescotteNews) California: State Board of Education Adopts New Guidance for Arts, World Languages Instruction (SCVTV) Arts funding protected in state budget (The Union) Connecticut: 11 Connecticut ...
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EdTA Advocacy Update June 30, 2020 The Advocacy Update is where you can find current national and state news concerning arts advocacy and arts education. STATE/PROVINCE NEWS Do you have state or province theatre or arts education news you want to share? Send it to Leah at lball@schooltheate.org British Columbia: Northern arts, culture and support during COVID-19 (Dawson Creek Mirror) Connecticut: Despite Phase Two Of Reopening, Connecticut Arts Organizations Still Struggling (Connecticut Public Radio) Indiana: Arts Commission Distributes CARES Relief Funds ( Inside INdiana Business ) Maine: ...
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EdTA Advocacy Update June 16, 2020 The Advocacy Update is where you can find current national and state news concerning arts advocacy and arts education. STATE/PROVINCE NEWS Do you have state or province theatre or arts education news you want to share? Send it to Leah at lball@schooltheate.org Alabama: More arts education is coming to rural students in North Alabama (WHNT News 19) Alaska: $1,500 Arts & Culture Emergency Relief COVID-19 Grant For Alaska Artists (Anchorage Press) Arizona: Arizona Citizens for the Arts Urges Governor Ducey to Restore Arts Funding to Budget (BroadwayWorld Arizona) ...
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EdTA Advocacy Update June 1, 2020 The Advocacy Update is where you can find current national and state news concerning arts advocacy and arts education. STATE NEWS Do you have state or province theatre or arts education news you want to share? Send it to Leah at lball@schooltheate.org   Arizona: Phoenix Approves $2.6 Million In Coronavirus Relief For The Arts (KJZZ) Arkansas: Grants up to $15,000 targeting arts groups (Arkansas Democrat Gazette) California: California Arts Advocates Make Case for Artists as 'Second Responders' to Pandemic (KQED) Hawaii: New survey outlines Covid's impact on ...
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EdTA Advocacy Update May 13, 2020 The Advocacy Update is where you can find current national and state news concerning arts advocacy and arts education. STATE NEWS Do you have state or province theatre or arts education news you want to share? Send it to Leah at lball@schooltheate.org California: COC Receives Grant to Fund Arts Integration Program for K-12 Education (SCVTV) Colorado: Colorado theater companies are clinging to life and worry coronavirus will mean shows cannot go on (The Colorado Sun) Connecticut: Connecticut Offers Arts Organizations A Road Map For Reopening (Connecticut Public Radio) ...
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EdTA Advocacy Update April 28, 2020 The Advocacy Update is where you can find current national and state news concerning arts advocacy and arts education. STATE NEWS Do you have state or province theatre or arts education news you want to share? Send it to Leah at lball@schooltheate.org Alaska: Alaska Humanities Forum to distribute emergency funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support Alaska’s cultural organizations (Anchorage Press) Arkansas: New grant paves way for relief for arts organizations (Pine Bluff Commercial) California: AB 5 forced arts groups to evolve. For some, ...
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EdTA Advocacy Update April 14, 2020 The Advocacy Update is where you can find current national and state news concerning arts advocacy and arts education. STATE NEWS Do you have state or province theatre or arts education news you want to share? Send it to Leah at lball@schooltheate.org   Alabama: The epidemic and the arts: ‘a very different storm’ (AL.com)  Arizona: UA music professor to serve on National Council for the Arts (The Daily Wildcat) Colorado: Coronavirus losses wreak havoc on Denver arts and culture organizations (The Know) Connecticut: New Survey Finds Coronavirus Hitting Connecticut’s ...
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EdTA Advocacy Update April 2, 2020 The Advocacy Update is where you can find current national and state news concerning arts advocacy and arts education. STATE NEWS Do you have state or province theatre or arts education news you want to share? Send it to Leah at lball@schooltheate.org Arizona: Ducey budget provides $2M allocation toward Arizona arts (Scottsdale Independent) Arizona Citizens For The Arts Presents 24-Hours Of Streaming Performances (Broadway World Phoenix) California: Governor Newsom Announces California Arts Council Appointments (California Arts Council) Colorado: Bonfils-Stanton ...
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EdTA Advocacy Update June 19, 2019   The Advocacy Update is where you can find current national and state news concerning arts advocacy and arts education.     EdTA NEWS EdTA Theatre Education Advocacy Day Registration deadline extended to July 1 The 2018 mid-term elections have ushered in a fresh era in Washington, D.C., with the election of many new senators and representatives. Here’s your chance to make theatre education part of the change. Join your colleagues July 15-16 for the second EdTA Theatre Education Advocacy Day! Engage in a day of training followed by a day of visits to Congressional offices on Capitol Hill. This ...
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EdTA Advocacy Update June 4, 2019   The Advocacy Update is where you can find current national and state news concerning arts advocacy and arts education.     EdTA NEWS For ITS 90 th Celebrating Thespian Alums Giving Back In 2019, the International Thespian Society (ITS) is marking the 90th anniversary of its founding with a yearlong celebration of the power of theatre to instill confidence, empathy, and compassion to build better communities. Grants Awarded to Fire-Impacted Schools, Funded by MTI The Educational Theatre Foundation is pleased to announce that three California high schools damaged by last year’s fires will ...
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EdTA Advocacy Update May 21, 2019   The Advocacy Update is where you can find current national and state news concerning arts advocacy and arts education.     EdTA NEWS Director and Choreographer Appointed to EdTA Board The Board of Directors of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) has appointed Jeff Whiting to a term on the Board from July, 2019 through June, 2023. 2019 International Thespian Festival Opening Show Celebrating Favorite Musicals The 2019 International Thespian Festival (ITF), the nation’s leading high school theatre festival, will kick off with a high-energy show featuring favorite musical numbers from ...
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EdTA Advocacy Update May 7, 2019   The Advocacy Update is where you can find current national and state news concerning arts advocacy and arts education.     EdTA NEWS Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman to Be Honored at School Theatre Benefit The Educational Theatre Foundation (ETF) will honor Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman with the Broadway Back to School Award, which recognizes the impact of key leaders in the theatrical industry and education in building access and excellence in school theatre. ( Broadway World ) Nine Area Schools to Celebrate Musical Theatre Achievements On April 30, The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT), ...
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EdTA Advocacy Update April 23, 2019   The Advocacy Update is where you can find current national and state news concerning arts advocacy and arts education.     EdTA NEWS EdTA Names Allison Dolan Chief Content Officer The Educational Theatre Association is pleased to announce that Allison Dolan has joined the organization as Chief Content Officer as of April 1. As CCO, Dolan will lead all content operations supporting EdTA’s mission.   STATE NEWS Got state theatre and other arts education news you want to share? Send it to Katie: kferchen@schooltheatre.org   California: Burbank Arts for All Changes Gala in Hopes ...
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EdTA Advocacy Update April 9, 2019   The Advocacy Update is where you can find current national and state news concerning arts advocacy and arts education.     EdTA NEWS Broadway’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Treats Area Thespians to a Preview in Celebration of TIOS To Kill a Mockingbird presented 400 middle and high school students with a special performance at the Library of Congress on Tuesday in support of Theatre in Our Schools Month, which is held annually in March. The students, from schools in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, are members of the International Thespian Society, the honor society for drama students. ...
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EdTA Advocacy Update March 26, 2019   The Advocacy Update is where you can find current national and state news concerning arts advocacy and arts education.     EdTA NEWS Chapter Director Elections Update Congratulations to the following who will begin/continue to serve as chapter director August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2023.   NATIONAL NEWS For Third Year in a Row, Trump’s Budget Plan Eliminates Arts, Public TV and Library Funding For the third time in as many years, the White House has proposed a federal budget that would shutter the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation ...
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EdTA Advocacy Update March 12, 2019   The Advocacy Update is where you can find current national and state news concerning arts advocacy and arts education.     EdTA NEWS Democracyworks Winner and Runners Up Chosen The winner of the 2019 Democracyworks essay competition is Brannon Evans, Millard West High School Thespian Troupe 5483, Omaha, Nebraska. Her winning essay was one of a record 68 essays submitted by members of the International Thespian Society (ITS) for this year’s competition. EdTA Member Exclusive in Celebration of TIOS—Educators Can Win a Chance to See the Broadway Opening of Hadestown An educator who is a member ...
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EdTA Advocacy Update February 26, 2019   The Advocacy Update is where you can find current national and state news concerning arts advocacy and arts education.   EdTA NEWS Announcing New Education Manager and Legendary Lesson Plan Contest EdTA is excited to announce the addition of an Education Manager to the staff, Cory Wilkerson, who will be supporting members with new educational resources. As a part of this effort, over the coming months there will be many opportunities for members to contribute ideas and resources with the first being the “Legendary Lesson Plan” Contest.  Educational Theatre Foundation Announces Grants to Aid ...
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