Current Opportunities

April 2018

 Professional Learning Opportunities, Events, and Conferences


Registration for the International Teaching Artist Convention (ITAC) is open until April 30. The conference theme is Artist as Instigator: The Role, Responsibility and Impact of Artists in Global Communities. This year’s conference will take place in New York City from September 13-15.

GPAC’s Annual Convening, Response/ABILITY, will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on May 8. Breakout sessions will cover topics such as new tax laws and charitable giving, art and activism, equity in arts funding, disruptive techniques in arts marketing, and equitable community development. Registration is $35 for members and $60 for non-members.

Remake Learning Days are May 17-25 this year. There are lots of events throughout the area celebrating hands-on, technology-infused, engaging and relevant learning experiences in neighborhoods across southwest Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Remake Learning’s Summer PD page is also a great resource for Pittsburgh-area educators looking for summer professional development, including AEC’s Leadership Academy.

The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) is accepting proposals for concurrent sessions at its annual convening until June 1. Proposals must address one of the priority areas for this year’s convening, which are Raise Student Achievement and Success, Support Effective Educators and School Leaders, Transform the Teaching and Learning Environment, and Build Leadership Capacity and Knowledge. The convening will take place from September 12-13 in Indianapolis.

Registration is now open for the 2018 Dance/USA conference. Conference programming is shaped around issues of equity and justice, community and collaboration, audience development, and preservation and legacy. The conference will take place from June 6-9 in Los Angeles.

PASCD is accepting applications for its Online Curriculum Leadership Academy, which will run from June 17-August 12. Applications will be accepted until June 8.

Americans for the Arts is accepting registrations for its annual convention. The convention will take place from June 14-17 in Denver. This year’s convention will feature over 100 speakers, 3 keynotes, and more.

Registration is now open for the Pennsylvania Educational Leadership Summit. This year’s summit will feature teacher and bestselling author  Simon T. Bailey as well as 2016 Pennsylvania Principal of the Year Dr. Bill Ziegler. Participants can receive 40 Act 45 hours for participating. Registration is limited to the first 400 applicants. The Summit will take place in State College from July 29-31.

AEP is accepting recommendations and submissions for ArtsEdSearch Review Panel members. Contact for more information.

Student Opportunities


NAfME is accepting applications for the All-National Honors Ensemble (ANHE). The ANHE will meet this year at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando. All-state 9-11th graders whose directors are NAfME members are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is May 4. More information on other NAfME contests and ensembles, including the All-American Marching Band Audition, can be found here.

Partner4Work is accepting young applicants looking to become college- or career-ready. The deadline for applications is May 4.

Several sessions of The Hip-Hop Architecture Camp™ are still accepting applications. The camp is a one week intensive experience, designed to introduce under represented youth to architecture, urban planning, creative place making and economic development through the lens of hip hop culture. Camps in Toledo, Cleveland, Detroit, Toronto, and St. Louis are still open to applicants.

The 2018-19 VSA Emerging Young Artists Program is accepting submissions of artwork. The program is a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability program that showcases the work of young artists with disabilities ages 16-25. Applications are due by May 31.

Funding Opportunities


GPAC is accepting applications for Artist Opportunity Grants (AOG). Awards range between $250 and $2500. The purpose of these grants is to remove financial barriers between artists and game-changing experiences to advance your artistic career. The next round of applications is due May 21.

Miscellaneous Opportunities


Prime Stage Theatre will present its stage adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank from May 4-13 at the New Hazlett Theater. Prime Stage’s Artistic Producing Director Wayne Brinda will direct this adaptation, which is based on the 1955 Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning stage adaptation by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett.

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

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