Current Opportunities

February 2018

Employment Opportunities


Americans for the Arts (AFTA) is offering paid summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students in Washington, DC and New York City. The full-time internships will run for 10 weeks from May 30-August 3. The Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) Internship Program will take place in New York. AFTA will host remaining internships in DC. The deadline to apply is March 25.

Professional Learning Opportunities, Events, and Conferences


PASCD is offering 40 Act 45 hours at this year’s Evaluation Academy, which will take place on March 21, April 6 and May 3 at Northeastern Intermediate Unit 19. The deadline for registration is March 7.

The Consortium for Public Education’s Champions of Learning Awards Dinner will take place April 7. The deadline to apply is March 13. Former AEC Director Sarah Tambucci will receive a Special Tribute at the Dinner.

The 2018 PMEA Music Education Advocacy Day will take place in Harrisburg on March 13. This year’s Advocacy Day begins at 8:30. It will feature the Jenkintown Choir/Brass Ensemble, Seeds of Faith Instrumental Ensemble, the Archbiship Ryan Middle and High School Jazz Bands, and the Little Hurricanes from Schuylkill Haven Area Elementary School.

The Learning Forward Academy is accepting applications until March 15. The Academy focuses on inquiry- and problem-based learning. Scholarships are available.

The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) will host CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture, its 52nd Annual Conference in Pittsburgh at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center from March 14 – 17, 2018. Single-day scholarships will be available to 10 teachers and 100 students from the Pittsburgh area. For more information on scholarships, see our post.

Volunteers are also needed from March 9-18 to assist with conference setup. Interested volunteers can email for more information.

Artaxis and Third Street Gallery will also host the NASTY WOMEN Exhibition as part of NCECA’s conference. The gallery opening will take place on March 16, and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Women and Girls Foundation of PA.

The National Art Education Association’s National Convention will take place in Seattle from March 22-24. This year’s NAEA Convention will feature over 1,000 sessions from which to choose. Discounted accommodations are available for a limited time.

Texture Contemporary Ballet will offer two complimentary tickets to their performance Rushing Horizons to educators and administrators interested in learning more about their Arts Education Outreach Programs. Performances will take place from March 23-25 at the New Hazlett Theater. A Meet & Greet will follow each performance. Please email Marjorie Liese at to reserve tickets.

ASCD’s Empower 18 conference will take place from March 24-26 in Boston. Speakers will include Jill Biden, Manny Scott, and Colin Powell. Every fifth person from schools or organizations who register will receive free admission.

PDE will host a Media Arts Standards Professional Development Day put on by the Media Arts Ad Hoc Committee of PA and NJ media arts educators on April 23. The PD Day will be specifically designed to serve educators who teach a curriculum of media arts. There is no charge for registration or attendance.

Pittsburgh Glass Center offers Act 48 credit for classes and workshops! Call Ashley at 412-365-2145 x210 for more details on Act 48 and Traveling Tours. Pittsburgh Glass Center Act 48 Credit (ongoing).

Student Opportunities


PAEA’s K-12 Regional Ceramic Exhibition and Dinner will take place in conjunction with NCECA’s conference at the Indian Community Center & Cafe Delhi in Carnegie on March 15. RSVP at

The Andy Warhol Museum will host Youth Invasion 2018: Stay Woke on March 16. This program features teens’ unique take on Andy Warhol’s artwork, with their points of view, ideas, and creative expressions energizing the entire museum. The event highlights youth performers in the museum’s entrance space, theater, and galleries, as well as presents an exhibition of youth artwork from March 16–23, 2018.

Funding Opportunities


BMe Community is accepting applications for its Genius Fellowship. The BMe Community seeks remarkable, authentic, committed black men whose works and stories resonate throughout their communities. The Genius Fellowship will consist of $10,000 to be used toward community projects over the next calendar year. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2018.

The Great Remake Micro-Grants: Remake Learning offers microgrants of $2,500 and $7,500 to support learning practices, projects, and environments that advance engaging, relevant, and equitable learning opportunities that help young people thrive in a time of remarkable change. The deadline for applications is March 23, 2018.

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh announces a call for artists for its annual Tough Art Artist Residency. The residency program invites artist to work in the museum to develop and create works that will be exhibited fall/winter 2018. This residency offers a $5,500 honorarium, $3,000 materials budget, access to fabrication facilities, marketing and documentation services, and an opening reception. The deadline for applications is March 30, 2018.

Give a Note Foundation is now accepting applications for the Music Education Innovator Award. The Foundation invites proposals for the Music Education Innovator Award that demonstrate school music programs led by creative music educators utilizing innovative and sustainable strategies in non-traditional or traditional secondary music courses that attract students not typically enrolled in music education courses, in efforts to increase access to music education through diversity in curriculum and approach. This year’s sponsor is the Country Music Association (CMA). The deadline for applications is March 31.

The McCarthey-Dressman Foundation is accepting applications for a grant that supports small teams of teachers in the formation and implementation of groundbreaking k-12 classroom instruction. The grants provide opportunities for teachers to integrate fresh strategies that encourage critical inquiry and to observe their effects on students. Teachers have the opportunity to reflect and write about their projects, as well as to share their results with other teachers. The Foundation awards grants to individuals in amounts up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of $30,000 over three years, provided the eligibility requirements continue to be met. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2018.

Miscellaneous Opportunities


Looking for More Arts in Education Resources? Check Out the Arts Education Partnership’s Publications Page!

Assemble, a community space for arts and technology, has new space that is available for rent. A great opportunity for staff retreats, field trips, or personal events.

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