Seattle Public Schools Visual and Performing Arts eNews
Vol. 1, Issue 4
February 2009
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Summer is Coming!

In this issue:

Featured Partnership:
Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra:
SYSO in the School


Opportunities for:
Teaching Artists
Teachers
Students
Parents/Guardians/Families
Schools
Funding
       

Even though the days are still short and the sky is still gray, it is time to think about summer. This month we will begin to list summer arts opportunities. In this issue, there are several listings of summer professional development courses and workshops for teachers. Additionally, summer camps and classes for students are offered in music, theatre, dance and visual arts. There are, of course, a myriad of arts opportunities for educators, students, and families occurring over the next few months as well. Lots of arts learning to brighten up the gray days until summer.

About the SPS Arts eNews

If you are school staff or parent in the Seattle Public Schools, this eNews is your place to find educational arts opportunities in the greater Seattle community. If you would like to share the news of an arts event occurring at your school, such as a school concert, performance or student art exhibition, we ask that you contact the Seattle Public Schools' School Beat newsletter at goodnews@seattleschools.org.

If you are with a community arts organization and would like to submit a program listing for this Arts eNews, you can find the submission form at our website /modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=194026&sessionid

       Meet the Arts Team

Carri Campbell
cjcampbell@seattleschools.org,
Visual and Performing Arts Program Manager,
206-252-0188

Pam Ivezić
paivezic@seattleschools.org
K-12 Instructional Services Music Coach,
206-252-0142

Kathleen Allen
kpallen@seattleschools.org,
Community Arts Liaison,
206-252-0782



Finding the Right Program for You

Listings of programs, events and activities in the Arts eNews does not equate to an endorsement by the Seattle Public Schools. We encourage all potential program participants to assess how each listing meets their needs, especially when establishing long term partnerships. If you would like assistance in matching right program for your school's or studets's needs, please feel to contact Community Arts Liaison Kathleen Allen kpallen@seattleschools.org. Specific questions about the programs, however, should be addressed directly to the sponsoring arts organization that has provided SPS with program information.

Each month we also feature a partnership between an arts organization and a school or schools that exemplifies a collaborative and sustained effort to enhance student and educator learning in the arts. This month we highlight a developing partnership between SPS and Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra (SYSO), the largest youth symphony organization in the United States. SYSO will be working closely with Seattle Public Schools to enhance access to instrumental music for our elementary students.
 

 

Featured Partnership
SYSO in the Schools and SPS Partnership

The goal of the partnership between Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra and Seattle Public Schools is to aid SPS in expanding instrumental music instruction for elementary students, to support middle school instrumental music programs, and ultimately, to foster the development of orchestral music in high schools where current programs are emerging. The partnership with SPS, which is currently in the planning phases, is based on SYSO's successful Endangered Instrument Program (EIP). EIP provides free, in-school instruction by accomplished professional musicians to middle school students during the regular school day who want to learn the less-studied "Endangered Instruments" such as viola, bass, French horn, tuba, oboe or bassoon.

In November 2008, SYSO received an Excellence Award from The Wallace Foundation to expand this model to the elementary level. Staff of SYSO and SPS Visual and Performing Arts department have been working closely to develop a plan that will both meet the educational needs of the students and teachers and utilize the professional-level expertise and resources of SYSO. The program will be implemented in district cluster areas that currently have lower levels of elementary instrumental music. Efforts will be made to help interested students matriculate into SYSO's other programs and resources will be provided for students in financial need. Because program evaluation is embedded into the design of the program, the lessons learned from systematic analysis of the program can ultimately inform instrumental music education across the district.

About Seattle Youth Symphony
Founded in 1942 by Seattle Symphony Concertmaster Francis Aranyi, the Seattle Youth Symphony quickly established itself as one of the foremost youth orchestras in the country. Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras' mission is to provide life changing musical experiences for talented students in the Pacific Northwest, regardless of their financial resources. SYSO helps students develop their relationship to great music, expand their capacity for self discipline and focus, learn the value of community and teamwork, and continuously acquire new musical skills with professional artist teachers. Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras' purpose is to develop not only the future practitioners of the art form, but the future patrons as well. The organization provides multiple programs, which are sequential and comprehensive. Students in the SYSO in the Schools program can matriculate to local summer training programs that then sequentially integrate into one of four academic-year orchestra programs, and eventually to the nationally recognized college-level Marrowstone Summer Music festival. SYSO has also provided SYSO in the Schools sites with free concerts featuring SYSO orchestras and chamber ensembles; free or low-cost tickets for participating students to attend SYSO regular season concerts and side-by-side rehearsals at the schools, including some featuring SYSO chamber groups.


 

 

 
SPS Professional Development Offerings

Seattle Public School teachers can engage in free professional development offered by the district. Clock hours are available. Visit the Visual and Performing Arts Department website www.seattleschools.org/area/profdev/instructserv/curriculum_training.dxml#Arts to register for the following upcoming courses:

      Scoring the Visual Arts CPBAs, K-12 - March 4, 2-5 p.m.
      Elementary Music Technology Training - March 4, 1:45-3:15 p.m.
      Arts Connections Extensions - May 20, 2-5 p.m.


Arts Education Advocacy

ArtsEd Washington, www.artsedwashington.org and Washington Alliance for Arts www.wsartsalliance.com are resources for learning more about advocating for the arts to school administrators, school boards, legislators and the community. Sign up for these organizations' newsletters to receive advocacy tips and e-Alerts of important arts-related policy issues.


Arts Education Research and Readings

Arts education is featured in the most recent issue of Principal Magazine. Read about how the arts have impacted elementary schools across the country at www.naesp.org/Principal_Magazine.aspx.

To find links to the most recent arts education research and resources in Washington State you can visit the following websites:

     Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction - The Arts www.k12.wa.us/CurriculumInstruct/Arts/default.aspx
     Washington State Arts Commission www.arts.wa.gov/education/links.shtml,
     ArtsEd Washington www.artsedwashington.org/Frame_Resources.html,

For national-level arts research and resources check out the following sites:

     Arts Education Partnership www.aep-arts.org/resources/research.htm,
     American for the Arts www.artsusa.org/
     Dana Foundation, Arts Education in the News www.dana.org/news/artseducationinthenews/
     Keep Arts in Schools www.keepartsinschools.org/

 
Resources for Parents Supporting the Arts in Schools


Live Online Webinar , Building Parent Involvement in Schools through the Arts, February 25, 11 a.m., $85.00 for Americans for the Arts Members, $125.00 for Non-members. Presented by American for The Arts, more information about this webinar can be found at http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/afta/session.php?id=1999

Free Publication, My Child, The Arts and Learning: A Guide for Parents, Pre-K to Second Grade. This guide is published in 9 different languages by the Center for Arts Education in New York and is available for free download at www.cae-nyc.org/pages/publications-parent-guide/


 
Important District Information related to the Arts

Service Learning in the Arts Panel at the SPS Service Learning Symposium
February 20, 2009, John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence
Attend the Service Learning Symposium, presented by Service Learning Seattle and Seattle Public Schools and hear a panel of arts organization leaders from Urban Artworks, The Vera Project, Seattle Public Theatre, Seattle Scenic Studios, and Pacific Northwest Ballet discuss the impact of connecting arts learning to real-world job skills and community service. The symposium will be a great chance to network with teachers, arts organization educators, youth development workers, National Service Members, volunteers and school administrators and learn more about Service Learning opportunities. Clock hours are available. For more information visit www.seattleschools.org/area/servicelearning/symposium.html

Three Seattle Principals participate in ArtsEd Washington's Principals Arts Leadership Program
Three SPS principals have committed to leading a team compromised of arts specialists, classroom teachers and community representatives to develop a school-wide arts plan. Principals Anne Johnson at Adams Elementary, Pat Hunter at Maple Elementary, and Jeanne Smart at Broadview Thompson K-8 attended with their teams an all-day workshop on January 28, 2009 to launch this planning process. The Principal Arts Leadership program was established by ArtsEd Washington (ArtsEd WA) to inform, guide, inspire, and support elementary school teams in the development and implementation of school arts plans.

SPS Central Office Seeks Student Artwork for Display
Brighten up the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence with student art work from your school. All forms of two-dimensional art work are welcome for display. Simply label the work with the student's name, teacher, grade level and school and bring it to the JSCEE. Work does not need to be specially mounted. Any school staff or parent volunteer can drop off and pick up the work. Displays will last two to three weeks and must be arranged in advance with Theresa Salmon, SPS Logistics Project Administrator at tsalmon@seattleschools.org.

School Public Art Projects Need District Review
Any projects in which art is installed within the inside or outside of school facilities and which is done by someone other than Seattle Public School staff, such as by an artist-in-residence or by parent volunteers, needs to be reviewed and approved by The Self Help Program of the SPS Facilities Departments. For questions regarding project guidelines, contact Gretchen DeDecker, Senior Facilities Planner at gdedecker@seattleschools.org and visit www.seattleschools.org/area/facilities/SelfHelp/selfhelp.htm.

If you are school staff or community member who wants to work with a community arts organization that leads student public art projects to improve school facilities, please contact Kathleen Allen, SPS Community Arts Liaison kpallen@seattleschools.org.

Opportunities for Teaching Artists
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Seattle Repertory Theatre: Teaching Artist Training
Deadline: February 15, 2009
Date: March 6 and 7, 2009
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Workshop
Teaching resources
Artist-in-residency

Grade level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
DanceMusicTheatreVisual Arts
Location: Seattle Repertory Theatre

Teaching Artist Training (TAT) Seattle will gather teaching artists in four artistic disciplines (including dance, theatre,visual arts and music) for a two day training designed to provide a comprehensive classroom toolkit (including Observation,Curriculum Development and Classroom Management techniques.)






Cost: Free
Contact: Scott Koh
Phone: (206) 443-2202 ext 1043
E-Mail: scottk@seattlerep.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.seattlerep.org


Opportunities for Teachers
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Arts Corps: Teaching Artist Residencies
Date: Flexible
Time: Flexible
Artist-in-residency

Grade level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
DanceMusicTheatreVisual Arts
Location: In your classroom

Bring Arts Corps Residencies to your classroom. Teachers and school administrators, are you seeking to engage students more deeply through the arts? Arts Corps offers in-school residencies in every art form for students K-12. Whether you are looking to integrate art into your lessons or to bring new cultural experiences and disciplines to your students, collaborate with our skilled, master-level teaching artists to open up new dimensions for learning.


Cost: Tiered pricing structure: $1,335 to $2,570
Contact: Tina LaPadula
Phone: (206) 722-5440
E-Mail: tina.lapadula@artscorps.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.artscorps.org


ArtsTime: ArtsTime 2009 Biennial Conference! Inspiring Imagination! Creativity, Innovation and Compassion
Deadline: Register early or on-site
Date: March 20-21, 2009
Time: Two full days
Workshop
Conference

Grade level: PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
DanceMusicTheatreVisual Arts
Arts Integration
Location: Foster High School, Tukwila

The biennial professional development conference for classroom teachers, administrators, arts specialists, parents, and arts advocates, offering sessions in Dance, Music, Theater and Visual Arts at all grade levels. Sponsored by Dance Educators Association of Washington, Washington Music Educators Association, Washington Arts Education Association, Washington Association of Theatre Educators, VSA Washington, and OSPI.

Visit www.artstime.org for a scheduled list of presenters and links to our Keynote Guests, Alvin Law & Patrick Dunning.




Cost: Fees vary
Contact: Meg Mahoney
Phone: (206) 252-7648
E-Mail: mrmahoney@seattleschools.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.artstime.org


Centrum: Water World, Grades 5-6
Deadline: March 20, 2009
Date: April 13-17, 2009
Time: Monday-Saturday
Workshop

Grade level: 6-8
DanceVisual Arts
Writing & Marine Science
Location: Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA

Join us for a week-long exploration of marine ecosystems and creative self-expression at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, Washington, on the Strait of Juan de Fuca!

Water World, a collaboration between Centrum and the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, features activities and projects that expand and enhance elementary students' experience of the marine world through both scientific and artistic lenses.



For this program, student groups of four to six sign up with an adult chaperone. Groups may come from school districts, with teachers and school staff chaperoning, or they may be formed by parent committees looking for extra opportunities in the arts and sciences for their children. Tuition, room and board is free for chaperones.








Cost: $440
Contact: Martha Worthley
Phone: (360) 385-3102 X120
E-Mail: martha@centrum.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.centrum.org/youth/waterworld.html


Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum: Talk About the Passion: Teaching with Oral Histories of Artists Curriculum
Teaching resource

Grade level: 6-8, 9-12
DanceMusicTheatreVisual Arts
English, Social Studies
Location: Available for download online

Inspired by EMP|SFM's extensive collection of oral histories of musicians, filmmakers, visual artists and authors, these lessons designed for middle school and high school, teach the methods of oral history and give students a chance to reflect on the work of artists and the roles they play in our culture.


Cost: Free
Contact: Jennifer Hammond
Phone: (206) 262-3256
E-Mail: jenniferh@empsfm.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.empsfm.org


Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum: Electric Guitars: The Pursuit of Volume Curriculum
Teaching resource

Grade level: 6-8, 9-12
Music
Language arts, science
Location: Available for download online

How does an electric guitar work? How did this instrument come to exist? This multi-level lesson plan series for elementary, middle school and high school examine the technology and cultural history behind the electric guitar. New learning is applied to writing a compare-contrast paragraph (elementary), problem-solution essay (middle school) or persuasive essay (high school). These lesson plans incorporate language arts, science, and music.


Cost: Free
Contact: Jennifer Hammond
Phone: (206) 262-3256
E-Mail: jenniferh@empsfm.org

For more information, Go Here
www.empsfm.org/education/index.asp?articleID=1330


Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum: American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music Curriculum
Teaching resource

Grade level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Music
Social Studies, Spanish
Location: Available for download online

This fully bilingual curriculum for elementary, middle school and high school focuses on how immigration and migration have shaped Latino and U.S. popular music, the ways Latinos have expressed their experiences as Americans and how Latino youth have driven popular music innovations that cross diverse ethnic boundaries. This social studies curriculum may also useful to teachers of music, Spanish and ESL-ELL.


Cost: Free
Contact: Jennifer Hammond
Phone: (206) 262-3256
E-Mail: jenniferh@empsfm.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.empsfm.org/education/index.asp?articleID=1317


Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum: Teaching and the Oral History of Artists
Date: Ongoing
Time: Ongoing
Online Professional Development Course

Grade level: 6-8, 9-12
DanceMusicTheatreVisual Arts
Language Arts, Social Studies
Location: Online Teacher Course

EMP|SFM'S first online professional development course is free and open to all educators who want to learn more about teaching with oral histories of artists. Inspired by EMP|SFM's extensive collection of oral history interviews with musicians, writers, visual artists, directors, and actors, this course will help you develop an oral history project for your students. This course will also guide you in how to use oral histories across the curriculum, in areas such as reading, writing, or the arts. Educators can earn ten (10) clock hours from Seattle University for this self-paced course.




Cost: Free
Contact: Jennifer Hammond
Phone: (206) 262-3256
E-Mail: jenniferh@empsfm.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.empsfm.org


Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum: American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music Distance Learning Course
Date: Ongoing
Time: Ongoing
Online Professional Development Course

Grade level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
DanceMusic
Social Studies
Location: Online Teacher Course

What do Woodstock, the mambo and the 1970s Los Angeles punk scene have in common? They are all found in the new distance learning course based on the exhibition "American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music". This course, which incorporates music, video and interactive elements, will help teachers learn about the ways Latino musicians have adopted and adapted musical styles, both Latino and mainstream. Teachers can choose among seven modules to design the instruction that best suits their interests. The course also includes classroom ideas and resources, particularly for teachers of music, Spanish and social studies. Up to 27 clock hours are available to Washington state teachers.




Cost: Free
Contact: Jennifer Hammond
Phone: (206) 262-3256
E-Mail: jenniferh@empsfm.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.empsfm.org


Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum: Double Take: From Monet to Lichtenstein Curriculum
Teaching resource

Grade level: 6-8, 9-12
Visual Arts
Language Arts
Location: Available for download online

How does art speak to us? What is the creative process? When is art traditional and when is it rebellious? These three downloadable visual arts units explore these and other questions.




Cost: Free
Contact: Jennifer Hammond
Phone: (206) 262-3256
E-Mail: jenniferh@empsfm.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.empsfm.org/education/index.asp?articleID=1318


Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum: Sweet Home Chicago: Big City Blues 1946-1996 Curriculum
Teaching resource

Grade level: 6-8, 9-12
Visual Arts
Language Arts, Social Studies
Location: Available for download online

What are the Blues? What can they teach us about African-American history? This curriculum, co-developed with PBS, is designed for middle school and high school and can be used in language arts, social studies and music classrooms.




Cost: Free
Contact: Jennifer Hammond
Phone: (206) 262-3256
E-Mail: jenniferh@empsfm.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.empsfm.org


Henry Art Gallery: Educator Evening
Deadline: RSVP by February 19, 2009
Date: February 26, 2009
Time: 4:30-7:30pm
Workshop
Teaching resource
Tour

Grade level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Visual Arts
Location: Henry Art Gallery
University of Washington
15th Ave NE & NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98195

This special social and preview evening just for teachers will introduce +Room-Room, William Kentridge and Jacob Dahlgren exhibitions with a gallery tour, background information, and suggested lesson approaches for integration with curriculum. Teachers will also have a chance to study other curriculum guides available to borrow or purchase. The workshop will be available for 3 clock hours from Puget Sound Educational Service District RSVP by emailing mariar@henryart.org or by calling (206) 616-9894.






Cost: Free
Contact: Maria Reyna
Phone: (206) 616.9894
E-Mail: mariar@henryart.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.henryart.org


Macha Monkey Productions: MONKEY WORKS: Empowering Students to Create a Play
Date: March 26 and 27, 2009
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Artist-in-residency
Out-of-school performance
Family workshop or event
Educator Evening

Grade level: 3-5
DanceTheatreVisual Arts
Social Studies
Location: Thornton Creek Elementary School at Decatur
7711 43 Ave. NE, 98115

MONKEY WORKS is a collaborative playwriting and performance residency for 4th/5th graders, presented by "fearless, funny, female" Seattle theater company Macha Monkey. Classroom teachers select a social studies topic, and students learn to be socially active citizens as they collaboratively write, rehearse, and perform a play about the topic during a two-month residency! Macha Monkey invites educators and community members to come learn about MONKEY WORKS and enjoy a free student-created performance about suffrage at Thornton Creek Elementary on March 26 and 27, 2009.


Cost: Free
Contact: Desiree Prewitt
Phone: (206) 604-6255
E-Mail: desireeprewitt@hotmail.com

For More Information, Go Here
www.machamonkey.org


Pacific Northwest Ballet: DANCE TO LEARN
Date: Flexible
Time: Flexible
Artist-in-residency

Grade level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Dance
Location: In your classroom

In-school residencies and workshops get students moving and learning through dance. In-school classes are custom-built for each classroom and are designed to support classroom learning and Washington State Arts EALRs.


Cost: $100 per class, discounts available
Contact: Kayti Bouljon
Phone: (206) 441-2432
E-Mail: kayti@pnb.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.pnb.org


Pacific Northwest Ballet: PNB Fieldtrips
Date: Most Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings
Time: 10:15-11:45 a.m.
Tours

Grade level: PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Dance
Location: Pacific Northwest Ballet
301 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Pacific Northwest Ballet fieldtrips offer students to experience a day in the life of a dancer. During their visit, students participate in an introductory dance class, tour the building and costume shop, and observe PNB Company dancers in rehearsal.


Cost: $100 per class
Contact: Rochelle Rapaszky
Phone: (206) 441-9411 x4229
E-Mail: rrapaszky@pnb.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.pnb.org


Seattle Art Museum: Garden and Cosmos School Tours
Date: January 28-April 26, 2009
Time: Varies
Tours
Free or reduced-priced student tickets

Grade level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Visual Arts
Social Studies
Location: Seattle Asian Art Museum

Garden and Cosmos: The Royal Paintings of Jodhpur is a ground breaking exhibition that includes breathtaking monumental images that flourished in the royal courts of Rajasthan in India during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Most of the paintings featured in this exhibition have never been published and many have been seen only by a select few since their creation. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.


Cost: Varies
Contact: Erica Applewhite, Tour Coordinator
Phone: (206) 654-3123
E-Mail: tours@seattleartmuseum.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.seattleartmuseum.org/Learn/schoolteacher/SAAMtours/Garden.asp


Seattle Art Museum: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness Educator Preview Evening
Date: March 4, 2009
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Educator Evening

Visual Arts
American History, Social Studies
Location: Seattle Art Museum downtown
1300 First Avenue
Seattle WA 98101

Visit SAM Downtown for a special evening just for educators! Explore American history through the visual arts at the winter special exhibition Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery. This exhibition will enhance any classroom's study of the history of the United States of America. K-12 educators/administrators, college professors and community educators are invited to enjoy art making, live music, a raffle, curator-led gallery tours, resources from community and educational organizations, refreshments and light eats.


Cost: Free
Contact: Jenn Willson
Phone: (206) 654-3156
E-Mail: jennw@seattleartmuseum.org

For more information, Go Here
www.seattleartmuseum.org/calendar/eventDetail.asp?eventID=14231&month=2&day=4&year=2009&sxID=&WHEN=&sxTitle=


Seattle Art Museum: Educator Workshop: What does it mean to be American?
Deadline: March 6, 2009
Date: March 7, 2009
Time: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Workshop

Grade level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Visual Arts
America History, Social Studies
Location: Seattle Art Museum downtown
1300 First Avenue
Seattle WA 98101

What does it mean to be American? How have individual and collective identities evolved from the pre-colonial Americas, through the colonial period, through periods of heightened immigration and migration, to the present? This workshop uses primary resources and works of art from the exhibition Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery to explore these and many other questions related to United States history and material culture, encouraging educators to rethink the ways our country's history is conventionally presented in the classroom.



Workshop participants receive teaching materials, four Washington State clock hours and lunch.


Cost: $20
Contact: Jenn Willson
Phone: 206.654.3146
E-Mail: jennw@seattleartmuseum.org

For more information, Go Here
www.seattleartmuseum.org/calendar/eventDetail.asp?eventID=14232&month=2&day=7&year=2009&sxID=&WHEN=&sxTitle=


Seattle Art Museum: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness School Tours
Date: March 3-May 22, 2009
Time: Varies
Tours
Free or reduced-priced student tickets

Grade level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Visual Arts
American History, Social Studies
Location: Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Avenue
Seattle WA, 98101

Learn American history through the visual arts! Using textbook examples of American art, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art 1660-1893 from the Yale University Art Gallery, offers an overview of American history and culture, from the beginning of European settlement through the end of the nineteenth century. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness will enhance any classroom's study of American history.


Cost: Varies
Contact: Erica Applewhite
Phone: (206) 654-3123
E-Mail: tours@seattleartmuseum.org

For more information, Go Here
www.seattleartmuseum.org/Learn/schoolteacher/DTtours/Yale.asp


Seattle Children's Theatre: In School Residency
Date: Flexible
Time: Flexible
Artist-in-residency
Scholarship or grant opportunities

Grade level: PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Theatre
Location: In your classroom

SCT has long term residencies with many Seattle Schools this year including Lowell and John Hay. We work with you to enrich your already existing curriculum with theatre exercises, activating your students voices, bodies and imaginations!


Cost: $85 per hour; scholarship available, contact Andrea for more information
Contact: Andrea Ichikawa
Phone: (206) 443-0807
E-Mail: andreai@sct.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.sct.org


Seattle International Children's Festival: Seattle International Children's Festival
Date: May 12-16, 2009
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Out-of-school performance
Free or reduced-priced student tickets

Grade level: PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
DanceMusicTheatre
Language Arts, Social Studies, Math & Science
Location: Various venues at Seattle Center

This week-long international performance festival features professional performances of music, dance, theater, circus arts, and puppetry by artists from around the world. There are programs for Pre-K through 12th grade students in English, Japanese, German and French. The Festival also has hands-on Discovery Centers on the grounds. Teachers receive a free curriculum guide.


Cost: $3.50-$9
Contact: Bruce Hall
Phone: (206) 684.7336
E-Mail: education@seattleinternational.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.seattleinternational.org


Seattle International Children's Festival: Global Arts in the Classroom Teacher Training
Deadline: Application due March 14, 2009
Date: March 20-21, 2009
Time: Friday, 6-9 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Workshop
Teaching resource

Grade level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
DanceMusicTheatreVisual Arts
Location: Seattle Pacific University, Music Dept.

Learn to teach world cultures through music and other arts in an all-new edition of this popular day-and-a-half-long program co-presented with SPU's Department of Music. Experienced educators and teaching artists share ideas and techniques for hands-on, classroom-tested music, dance, and storytelling activities ideal for enhancing your language arts, social studies, physical education, world cultures and languages, music and arts curricula. Come to one of the installments or save by attending both days. 8 Clock Hours included and a lavish ethnic lunch! A similar 3 hour workshop will be at PLU on March 2nd, 5-8 pm.


Cost: $15-$45, see website for pricing details
Contact: Bruce Hall
Phone: (206) 684-7336
E-Mail: education@seattleinternational.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.seattleinternational.org


Seattle International Film Festival FutureWave: SIFF Filmmaker Visits to Schools
Date: Flexible
Time: Flexible
Teaching resources
Artist-in-residency
In-school performance or assembly

Grade level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
MusicTheatreVisual Arts
English, History, World Languages
Location: In your classroom

SIFF FutureWave coordinates filmmaker visits with both local and world-reknowned cinematic artists (directors, costume designers, composers, etc.) to classrooms and community organizations around Puget Sound. These filmmakers bring real-world application into the classroom, expanding learning outside the traditional school experience and providing role models for students of all ages. We work to pair filmmakers with a variety of classroom disciplines that will be enhanced by their artistic area of expertise.


Cost: Free
Contact: Dustin Kaspar
Phone: (206) 315-0663
E-Mail: dustin.kaspar@siff.net

For More Information, Go Here
www.siff.net/presents


Seattle Theatre Group: Silent Film Era and Mighty Wurlitzer Organ
Date: June 1, 2009
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Out-of-school performance
Tour
Free or reduced-priced student tickets

Grade level: PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Music
Film
Location: The Paramount Theatre (911 Pine St)

Bring your students to the Historic Paramount Theatre in downtown Seattle to step back in time to the 1920s. This one hour Lecture/Demonstration with organist Dennis James will include: demonstration of the organ and sound effects; discussion of the silent film era and composing/scoring for silent film; and a screening of a short silent film. Tours of the theatre available afterwards.


Cost: $7 per ticket ($4 free/reduced price lunch)
Contact: Claire Connell
Phone: (206) 467-5510, ext 1127
E-Mail: studentprograms@stgpresents.org

For more information, Go Here
media.theparamount.com/education/pdf/StudentMatinees-0809.pdf


Seattle Theatre Group: Kung Fu Theatre: Tales from the Beijing Opera
Date: April 17, 2009
Time: 11 a.m.
Out-of-school performance
Free or reduced-priced student tickets

Grade level: PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
DanceMusicTheatre
Location: The Moore Theatre
1932 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA

This is a 60-minute performance of a series of short stories from Chinese history, mythology, and folklore. Stories are performed using English and Chinese dialogue, music, dance, mime, acrobatics, stage fighting, and singing.


Cost: $7 per ticket ($4 free/reduced price lunch)
Contact: Claire Connell
Phone: (206) 467-5510, ext 1127
E-Mail: studentprograms@stgpresents.org

For more information, Go Here
media.theparamount.com/education/pdf/StudentMatinees-0809.pdf


Seattle Theatre Group: More Music @ The Moore
Date: May 8, 2009
Time: 11 a.m.
Out-of-school performance
Free or reduced-priced student tickets

Grade level: PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Music
Location: The Moore Theatre
1932 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA

A performance by exceptional local teen musicians of a fusion of musical styles. More Music @ The Moore takes students on a musical journey, teaching them how to listen to and appreciate diverse genres of music. Daniel Bernard Roumaine (DBR) returns for a fourth year as Music Director.


Cost: $7 per ticket ($4 free/reduced price lunch)
Contact: Claire Connell
Phone: (206) 467-5510, ext 1127
E-Mail: studentprograms@stgpresents.org

For more information, Go Here
media.theparamount.com/education/pdf/StudentMatinees-0809.pdf


Tacoma Art Museum: Free Educator Evening
Deadline: RSVPs appreciated
Date: February 19, 2009
Time: 5:30-8 p.m.
Teaching resources
Educator Evening

Grade level: PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Visual Arts
Location: Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402

Enjoy complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres, sample Untitled Café's happy-hour fare, tour the galleries, or just relax and mingle with colleagues and museum staff. This year's Educator Evening will include information about school tours and teacher programs, hands-on art activities and demos, and the opportunity to learn about affordable field trip transportation options.


Cost: Free
Phone: (253) 272-4258 x3038
E-Mail: Teacher@TacomaArtMuseum.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.TacomaArtMuseum.org/Educators


Tacoma Art Museum: Reading and Writing Art
Deadline: Preregistration required
Date: February 28, 2009
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 pm
Workshop
Teaching resources

Grade level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Visual Arts
Literacy
Location: Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402

How do artists and writers develop characters, sequence and pace events, and create dramatic tension in their work? What parallels exist between the creative processes of writing and making visual art? Discover authentic connections between verbal literacy and visual art through interactive learning experiences in the galleries and art studio. This class is taught by Beverly Harding Buehler, arts education consultant, mixed media artist, and former Manager of Youth and Family Programs at Seattle Art Museum. Clock hours available.


Cost: $65; members, $50
Contact: Register online at www.TacomaArtMuseum.org/Educators
Phone: (253) 272-4258 x3038
E-Mail: Teacher@TacomaArtMuseum.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.TacomaArtMuseum.org/Educators


Tacoma Art Museum: The Reluctant Artist
Deadline: Preregistration required
Date: May 16, 2009
Time: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Workshop

Grade level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Visual Arts
Math, Science, Literacy, Social Studies, etc
Location: Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402

What do children need to know and be able to do in the visual arts, and how can you bring art instruction to a non-art-focused classroom? How do you teach art if you are not a practicing artist? Learn some of the basics, including how to align your lessons with the visual arts EALRs and how to do meaningful assessment of student learning in the arts, in this comprehensive one-day course taught by Beverly Harding Buehler, arts education consultant, mixed media artist, and former Manager of Youth and Family Programs at Seattle Art Museum. Clock hours available.


Cost: $65; members, $50
Contact: Register online at www.TacomaArtMuseum.org/Educators
Phone: (253) 272-4258 x3038
E-Mail: Teacher@TacomaArtMuseum.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.TacomaArtMuseum.org/Educators


Taproot Theatre Company: Taproot Theatre's School Residency Program
Date: Ongoing
Artist-in-residency

Theatre
Location: At your school

From drama games to acting classes to putting on a production, Taproot Theatre's residencies can range from several weeks to months, or an entire school year. Whether during the school day or after school as an enrichment program, let Taproot's trained teaching artists introduce a whole new world to your students.


Cost: Cost: $100 per hour per teacher; minimum of eight total class hours.
Contact: Sara Willy
Phone: (206) 529-3668
E-Mail: studio@taproottheatre.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.taproottheatre.org


Taproot Theatre Company: Student Matinee of Mitch Albom's "Tuesdays with Morrie" by Jeffrey Hatcher & Mitch Albom, based on the bestselling book by Mitch Albom
Date: April 7, 2009
Time: 10 a.m.
Out-of-school performance
Free or reduced-priced student tickets

Grade level: 6-8, 9-12
Theatre
Location: Taproot Theatre
204 North 85th Street
Seattle, WA 98103

Taproot Theatre presents a student matinee of "Tuesdays with Morrie," a story that invites you to pull up a chair and join Mitch and his beloved, terminally-ill professor, Morrie, for some of the greatest lessons life can offer.



Taproot Theatre Company's student matinee program enhances student education, providing theatre as a tool and springboard for learning, growth and communication.


Cost: $10 per student; 1 complimentary adult ticket issued for every 12 students
Contact: Taproot Theatre's Group Sales
Phone: (206) 781-9708
E-Mail: groups@taproottheatre.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.taproottheatre.org


Taproot Theatre Company: Student matinee of "Around the World in 80 Days" by Mark Brown, adapted from the novel by Jules Verne
Date: May 26, 2009
Time: 10 a.m.
Out-of-school performance
Free or reduced-priced student tickets

Grade level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Theatre
Location: Taproot Theatre Company

Taproot Theatre presents the student matinee of "Around the World in 80 Days." Students will see Jules Verne's novel spring vividly to life in this wildly theatrical adaptation that takes them on a madcap adventure around the world.



Taproot Theatre Company's student matinee program enhances student education, providing theatre as a tool and springboard for learning, growth and communication.


Cost: $10 per student; 1 complimentary adult ticket issued for every 12 students
Contact: Taproot Theatre's Group Sales
Phone: (206) 781-9708
E-Mail: groups@taproottheatre.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.taproottheatre.org


Taproot Theatre Company: Taproot Theatre's School Workshops
Date: Ongoing
Workshop

Theatre
Location: In your classroom

Our theatre arts professional will visit your classroom for a workshop that will inspire and excite your students. They will develop basic acting skills and explore non-theatre curriculum using theater as a medium.


Cost: $100 for a 60 minute workshop with up to 35 participants.
Contact: Taproot Theatre's Acting Studio
Phone: (206) 529-3668
E-Mail: studio@taproottheatre.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.taproottheatre.org


The 5th Avenue Theatre: Educator Discounts
Date: January 1 - December 31, 2009
Time: Varies
Teaching resources

Theatre
Location: The 5th Avenue Theatre

By signing up for our Educator Mailing List, educators can receive notices about upcoming educator discounts for full-length productions at The 5th Avenue Theatre. We offer this discount to thank educators for their hard work as well as provide an affordable connection to the theatre community in Seattle.


Cost: Reduced Price Tickets
Contact: Amanda Morris
Phone: (206) 625-1418
E-Mail: amorris@5thavenue.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.5thavenue.org


The 5th Avenue Theatre: Student Matinee: Hello Dolly!
Date: March 25, 2009
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Out-of-school performance
Free or reduced-priced student tickets

Grade level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Theatre
Location: The 5th Avenue Theatre

Hello, Dolly! is based on the play The Matchmaker by Pulitzer prize winning novelist and playwright Thornton Wilder. Best known for his plays "Our Town" and "The Skin of Our Teeth," Thornton Wilder is one of the most beloved and greatest storytellers of the 20th century. This musical adaptation of his play is sure to delight students and audiences of all ages!


Cost: $16 (one free chaperone ticket for every 20 student tickets purchased)
Contact: Anya Rudnick
Phone: (206) 625-1418 x234
E-Mail: arudnick@5thavenue.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.5thavenue.org


The Talented Youth: NFFTY 365
Date: Flexible
Time: Flexible
In-school performance or assembly
Free or reduced-priced student tickets
Volunteer opportunity

Grade level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Visual Arts
Media Literacy; Media Arts
Location: In your classroom

NFFTY 365 provides in-school presentations of youth-made films with the opportunity to meet and learn from local young filmmakers how filmmaking has influenced their lives and how their films have affected others. Students involved in presentations scheduled March - April 2009 will have the opportunity to obtain free or discounted tickets to the 2009 National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) - April 24-26.


Cost: Free
Contact: Kathy Reichgerdt
Phone: (206)905-8400 x4
E-Mail: kathy@nffty.org

For More Information, Go Here
nffty.org


UW World Series: Student Matinees
Date: March 6 and April 3, 2009
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Out-of-school performance
Free or reduced-priced student tickets

Grade level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Dance
Location: Meany Hall at the University of Washington

The UW World Series presents free matinee performances from our World Dance Series for students grades 3-12. These events are unique opportunities to give your students exposure to live performing arts, visit the University of Washington, and create meaningful connections to other core subjects.


Cost: Free
Contact: Elizabeth Duffell
Phone: (206)685-2369
E-Mail: eduffell@u.washington.edu

For More Information, Go Here
www.uwworldseries.org


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ArtsWest: Summer Musical Theater Adventures Camp
Deadline: Sign ups begin January 15
Date: June 29 - August 9, 2009
Time: Varies
Out-of-school performance

Grade level: 3-5
Theatre
Location: ArtsWest - 4711 California Ave SW (performances/rehearsals)
and
West Seattle Christian Church (classes)

The Musical Theater Adventures Camp provides young people

with enriching summer experiences that develop their social

and physical skills, cultivate independence and self-confidence and challenge their imaginations. With classes chosen around the needs and skills levels of the students, the program is highly structured and requires that each camper has the motivation to fully participate.


Cost: 6 weeks for $750
Contact: Christopher Zinovitch
Phone: (206) 938-0963
E-Mail: christopherz@artswest.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.artswest.org


ArtsWest: ArtsWest Theater Conservatory
Deadline: Sign ups begin January 15
Date: July 13 - August 22, 2009
Time: Varies
Workshop
Out-of-school performance

Grade level: 6-8
Theatre
Location: ArtsWest
4711 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA

The nationally recognized ArtsWest Theater Conservatory is an intensive 7-week program where students learn theater skills as well as research history, politics, and art history based on the National and Washington State standards. Daily classes in acting, text, movement, and script analysis taught by professional teaching artists and rehearsals of a classic play lead by an experienced artistic team, instill confidence, poise and communication skills for everyday life. Program admittance is by audition only. Auditions are by appointment only.


Cost: $600
Contact: Christopher Zinovitch
Phone: (206) 938-0963
E-Mail: christopherz@artswest.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.artswest.org


ArtsWest: Musical Theater Apprentice Program
Deadline: Sign ups begin January 15
Date: June 15 - August 9
Time: Varies
Out-of-school performance

Grade level: 9-12
Theatre
Location: ArtsWest
4711 California Ave SW

The ArtsWest Apprentice Program is a intensive 4 week program where students ages 16-21 learn and improve their theater skills while rehearsing and performing a full-length musical. Program admittance is by audition only.


Cost: $300
Contact: Christopher Zinovitch
Phone: (206) 938-0963
E-Mail: christopherz@artswest.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.artswest.org


Centrum: High School Summer Arts Camp
Deadline: April 30, 2009
Date: June 21-27, 2009
Time: Sunday-Saturday
Summer Camp

Grade level: 9-12
TheatreVisual Arts
Filmmaking, Creative Writing
Location: Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA

Centrum's 2009 Summer High School Arts Camp presents filmmaking, mixed media sculpture, creative writing and theater under the guidance of an international and culturally diverse group of artists. Students select a single focus for a week that is designed to accelerate artistic development. Offered are: Film: Real Grrls; Theater: Erwin Thomas; Visual Art: Einar and Jamex de la Torre; Creative Writing: Stephanie Lenox.


Cost: $485
Contact: Martha Worthley
Phone: (360) 385-3102 X120
E-Mail: martha@centrum.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.centrum.org/youth/hs.html


Centrum: The Young Artists Project: Explorations
Deadline: February 6, 2009
Date: March 8-13, 2009
Time: Sunday-Friday
Workshop

Grade level: 6-8, 9-12
DanceMusicTheatreVisual Arts
Circus
Location: Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA

During Explorations, you'll get to work with vital, contemporary artists in a variety of disciplines?creative writing, African dance, theater, Japanese taiko, Caribbean steel drums, circus,and visual art, and learn how the different arts interconnect.



With the guidance of our Core Artist Faculty and working alongside students from across the state, you?ll experience a range of workshop offerings. Each day is divided into four workshop sessions, with plenty of time for meals, exploring, and rest.



For this program, student groups of four to six sign up with an adult chaperone. Groups may come from school districts, with teachers and school staff chaperoning, or they may be formed by parent committees looking for extra opportunities in the arts and sciences for their children. Tuition, room and board is free for chaperones.


Cost: $440
Contact: Martha Worthley
Phone: (360) 385-3102 X120
E-Mail: martha@centrum.org

For more information, Go Here
www.centrum.org/youth/explorations-week-1.html


Centrum: Dance This at Centrum
Deadline: July 15, 2009
Date: August 2-8, 2009
Time: Sunday-Saturday
Summer Camp

Grade level: 9-12
Dance
Location: Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA

The DANCE This camp is presented by Seattle Theatre Group at Centrum. Dance This provides an opportunity for high-school aged dancers at all levels to study a wide range of styles and techniques in a supportive, yet challenging atmosphere. You'll experience the whole range of workshop offerings, Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Salsa, African & special workshops, while living and working with vital, contemporary faculty and a community of peers from across the state.


Cost: $695
Contact: Martha Worthley
Phone: (360) 385-3102
E-Mail: martha@centrum.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.centrum.org/youth/dance-this.html


Coyote Central: Fall/Spring Term Workshops at Coyote
Deadline: First come/first served
Date: January, 31 - May 31, 2009
Time: varies throughout weekends and after school hours
Workshop

Grade level: 6-8
DanceMusicTheatreVisual Arts
Cooking, Welding, Furniture Design, Debate, Chocol
Location: various locations in professional work spaces on Capital Hill, Central Area, South Lake Union

Coyote Central produces 20 hour workshops for 5th to 8th graders where talented professionals create hands-on projects and activities in professional workspaces. The students learn sophisticated creative, technical, and problem-solving skills as they become photographers, hot glass artists, welders, cooks and pastry chefs, soapbox derby car builders, furniture makers, cartoon animators, filmmakers, debaters, inventors, actors, painters, singers, rocket scientists, writers, and much more.


Cost: Sliding scale & scholarships: $175 - $245
Contact: Jun Sellers, Registrar
Phone: (206) 323-7276
E-Mail: inf@coyotecentral.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.coyotecentral.org


Endolyne Children's Choir: Children's Choir - New Members Welcome!
Date: January-June, 2009
Time: evening classes
Workshop
Out-of-school performance

Grade level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Music
Location: West Seattle
(Fauntleroy area)

The Endolyne Children's Choir is a non-audition community choir serving the greater West Seattle area. We work in a fun environment that promotes music appreciation and confidence through performing. All boys and girls in 1st-8th grades who like to sing are welcome. No audition necessary.


Cost: $100-$145 per quarter
Contact: Juliet Nazarino
Phone: (206) 935-5490
E-Mail: info@endolynechoir.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.endolynechoir.org


Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame: Spring Break Rock Band Teen Artist Workshop
Deadline: Early Registration Discount Deadline: February 20,
Date: March 30 - April 3, 2009
Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Workshop
Camp

Grade level: 6-8, 9-12
Music
Location: EMP|SFM
325 5th Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109

For students in 7th through 10th grade. Spend your spring break as part of a killer rock band! Rehearse songs, work with your peers, and learn what it takes to be in a successful band. The workshop concludes with a live rock concert in JBL Theater. Discounts and scholarships available!


Cost: $200 members, $215 for non-members
Contact: EMP|SFM Education
Phone: (206) 770-2760
E-Mail: camps@empsfm.org

For More Information, Go Here
empsfm.org/camps


Music Center of the Northwest: Music Lessons
Date: Ongoing
Time: Afternoon and evening
Workshop
Scholarship or grant opportunities

Grade level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Music
Location: Music Center of the Northwest
901 N. 96th Street
Seattle, WA 98103

Music Lessons are designed to supplement school music opportunities. Lessons are personalized, one-on-one instruction with professional, certified teachers, trained in creating a positive experience.


Cost: Sliding scale based on ability to pay
Contact: Michael Alstad
Phone: (206) 526-8443
E-Mail: malstad@mcnw.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.mcnw.org


Music of Remembrance: Sparks of Glory Series: "Different Trains"
Date: April 18, 2009
Time: 2 p.m.
Teaching resources
Out-of-school performance
Free or reduced-priced student tickets

Grade level: 6-8, 9-12
Music
Location: Good Shepherd Center Chapel, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA

Music of Remembrance's mission is to remember Holocaust musicians and their art. In this program, Seattle native Daniel Asia and New Yorker Steve Reich share the bill. Using the poetry of Paul Pines, Asia's song cycle is imbued with images of family and Judaism, and their intertwining. Reich's landmark work juxtaposes sounds of the American trains he safely rode as a privileged child with images of the German trains that transported helpless people to death camps during the same years.


Cost: Free
Contact: Mina Miller, Artistic Director & President
Phone: (206) 365-7770
E-Mail: info@musicofremembrance.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.musicofremembrance.org


Northwest Choirs: Northwest Boychoir Auditions
Date: May 16, 2009
music education/performance

Grade level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Music
Location: University Heights Center
5031 University Way NE #NB2
Seattle, WA 98105

The Northwest Boychoir is holding auditions for NEW members on Saturday, May 16 for fall enrollment. Boys ages 6-9 are invited to sign-up for auditions. No previous music training is needed. The Northwest Boychoir offers the perfect blend of fun and music training. If your child is interested in singing and music, the Northwest Boychoir is the right choice. For 35 years, we've been training Seattle's children to sing and perform in public. Auditions are offered twice yearly, in February and May. We offer small group instruction, after school, in Seattle's University District with convenient freeway and public transportation access.


Cost: Tuition varies. Financial Aid Available
Contact: Northwest Choirs Office
Phone: (206) 524-3234
E-Mail: nwc@northwestchoirs.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.nwchoirs.org


Photographic Center Northwest: Photography Classes & Workshops
Date: Ongoing
Time: Varies
Workshop
Teaching resources
Artist-in-residency
Tours
Scholarship or grant opportunities
Contests or competitions
Volunteer opportunity

Grade level: 6-8, 9-12
Visual Arts
Location: 900 12th Avenue (12th & Marion)
Seattle, WA 98122

PCNW offers classes and workshops taught by skilled instructors on a quarterly basis - 10-week courses are taken for credit and involve weekly assignments and grades, while workshops are variable in terms of duration and structure.


Cost: Varies
Contact: Erin Sweeny
Phone: (206)720-7222
E-Mail: esweeny@pcnw.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.pcnw.org


Power of Hope: The Art of Leadership: Creative Leadership Weekends for Teens
Deadline: Spaces limited. Rolling registration!
Date: March 28-29 2009 & May 2-3, 2009
Time: 12:30-7 P.M.
Workshop
Service Learning or internship opportunity
Youth Training

Grade level: 9-12
DanceMusicTheatreVisual Arts
Location: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW, Suite #103
Seattle, WA

A two-part creative facilitation training for young people ages 14-18, who are interested in leading groups and organizing events using the arts. The first training develops basic skills to use art to facilitate groups and provides participants with "tool-box" of easy-to-lead art activities. The second training will focus on specific leadership techniques like active listing, presentation skills, and group facilitation and will explore how to use these skills to move a group towards its highest potential. The second training builds on the first training, and it is highly recommended that participants come to both!


Cost: Free
Contact: Eli Steffen
Phone: (206) 938-6090
E-Mail: eli@powerofhope.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.powerofhope.org


Pratt Fine Arts Center: Summer Art Week
Deadline: Register by April 1st and recieve a 10% discount
Date: June 22-26, 2009
Time: Classes available from 9:00am - 5:00pm
Class or lesson

Grade level: 6-8, 9-12
Visual Arts
Location: Pratt Fine Arts Center
1902 South Main
Seattle, WA 98144

Pratt's summer art week offers courses in Glass Flameworking, Glassblowing, Welding & Metal Sculpture, Woodworking, Painting & Drawing and Printmaking for ages 13 and up. Enjoy one or two classes in Pratt's professional studios with support and guidance from our outstanding youth instructors.


Cost: Varies. Tuition assistance available
Contact: Erik Halaas
Phone: (206) 328-2200 x 224
E-Mail: ehalaas@pratt.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.pratt.org


Richard Hugo House: Scribes Summer Creative Writing Camp
Deadline: April 15, 2009
Date: August 3-14, 2009
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Summer Camp

Grade level: 9-12

Writing
Location: Richard Hugo House
1634 11th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122

Scribes 9-12 is an intensive two-week writing program for high school students. Facilitated by professional writers, Scribes students acquire a tool kit of literary forms, pick-up exercises and techniques to develop their writer's voice, get serious and helpful feedback from their instructors and peers and tour the city to view new and familiar places with a writer's eye.


Cost: $0-650
Contact: Margot Case
Phone: (206) 322-7030
E-Mail: margotcase@hugohouse.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.hugohouse.org/classes/scribes


Richard Hugo House: Hugo Classes for Kids
Date: April 7-June 16, 2009
Time: 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Workshop

Grade level: 3-5, 6-8

Writing
Location: Richard Hugo House
1624 11th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122

Hugo Classes for Kids is a 10-week after-school creative writing workshop for kids in 3rd-8th grades. The theme for spring session is Writing to Save the World. Writers are always saving things, changing things. We write on behalf of things that can't speak -- animals facing extinction, trees being cut down. We record events so that they won't be forgotten -- a city destroyed by a hurricane, a grandparent's life story. In this class we'll practice our powers of persuasion, putting our passion on the page to save, to remember and to create our world.




Cost: $0-$50
Contact: Margot Case
Phone: (206) 322-7030
E-Mail: margotcase@hugohouse.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.hugohouse.org/classes/youth


Richard Hugo House: Scribes Summer Creative Writing Camp
Deadline: April 15, 2009
Date: July 20-31, 2009
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Summer Camp

Grade level: 6-8

Writing
Location: Richard Hugo House
1634 11th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98112

Scribes is an intensive two-week writing program for students having just completed 7th and 8th grades. Facilitated by professional writers, Scribes students acquire a tool kit of literary forms, pick-up exercises and techniques to develop their writer's voice, get serious and helpful feedback from their instructors and peers and tour the city to view new and familiar places with a writer's eye.


Cost: $0-650
Contact: Margot Case
Phone: (206) 322-7030
E-Mail: margotcase@hugohouse.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.hugohouse.org/classes/scribes


Richard Hugo House: Hugo Classes for Teens
Date: April - June, 2009
Time: Saturdays
Workshop

Grade level: 9-12

Writing
Location: Richard Hugo House
1634 11th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122

Hugo Classes for Teens are creative writing workshops for high school students. Working with a professional writer, each class will focus intensively in a specific genre. Students will hone their craft while stretching their writing muscles in a supportive environment. Spring session offerings: The 10 Minute Play, Flash Fiction, Breaking the Rules (Poetry) and Humor Writing.


Cost: $0-$50
Contact: Margot Case
Phone: (206) 322-7030
E-Mail: margotcase@hugohouse.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.hugohouse.org/classes/teens


Saul and Dayee G. Haas Foundation: Statewide Student Art Contest for grades 6-12
Deadline: February 13, 2009
Date: February 5-13, 2009
Scholarship or grant opportunity
Contest or competition

Grade level: 6-8, 9-12
Visual Arts
Location: www.haasfoundation.org

The Haas Foundation is proud to announce our first ever Statewide Student Art Contest, now through February 13th, 2009! This year's theme is "The Art of Parity" and we are accepting entries from students in grades 6-12. Winning artists will receive cash awards from $250-$500 for furthering their education and all finalist art will be published on the Haas Foundation's website.


Cost: Free
Contact: Michelle Ayers
Phone: (206) 352-1199
E-Mail: HaasAsstExec@gmail.com

For More Information, Go Here
www.haasfoundation.org/ArtContest/artContest.aspx


Seattle Art Museum: ARTattack: Teen Night Out
Date: April 10, 2009
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Out-of-school performance
Free or reduced-priced student tickets
Afterhours Program for Teens

Grade level: 9-12
DanceMusicTheatreVisual Arts
Video, Audio, Design
Location: Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave, Downtown Seattle, 98101

ARTattack: Teen Night Out

This show-stopping teen-only night comes equipped with a tight DJ set, drop-in art activities and free admission to the SAM Permanent Collection and Special Exhibition galleries. The SAM Teen Advisory Group (TAG) makes sure that ARTattack is a program created by teens for teens.


Cost: Free
Contact: Nate Herth
Phone: (206) 626-0434
E-Mail: nateh@seattleartmuseum.org


Seattle Center: Teen Tix
Date: Ongoing
Time: Varies
Out-of-school performance
Free or reduced-priced student tickets

Grade level: 6-8, 9-12
DanceMusicTheatreVisual Arts
Location: At 26 participating arts venues in the greater Seattle area.

Teen Tix is a revolutionary arts access program for teenagers. Any teenager (13-18 years old) can sign up for a freeTeen Tix pass. With their passes, members can attend performances, exhibits and events at any of our 26 participating arts venues for just $5. Our partner venues include many of the Seattle area's preeminent arts-presenting organizations, including Seattle Repertory Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Experience Music Project, ACT Theatre, Seattle International Film Festival, and Seattle Opera. Through Teen Tix, teenagers are also able to access arts classes and special events, meet artists, write reviews, and more.


Cost: Free membership; $5 tickets
Contact: Pete Rush
Phone: (206) 233-2608
E-Mail: pete.rush@seattle.gov

For More Information, Go Here
www.seattlecenter.com/teentix


Seattle Channel and EnJoy Productions: Big Night Out, the Seattle Variety Show
Date: First Wednesday of every month through October 09
Time: 8 p.m.
Out-of-school performance

Grade level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
DanceMusicTheatreVisual Arts
Folk arts, plus any other performance type
Location: Films shown at the Columbia City Theater
4918 Rainier Ave. S
Seattle, WA

This televised variety show films every fist Wednesday of the month, and regularly features young performers! All genres of performance are acceptable, the act should be 3-6 min in length, and well-rehearsed. Beginners welcome! We're looking for people with passion, diversity and fun! It's a great experience and all performers receive a 4-camera promotional video and copy of the show on DVD


Cost: Free
Contact: Kevin Joyce
Phone: (206) 463-0002
E-Mail: kevin@en-joyproductions.com

For More Information, Go Here
www.seattlechannel.org/bignightout and www.en-joyproductions.com


Seattle Music Partners: After-school music lessons
Date: Ongoing, Monday-Thursday
Time: 3:10 - 4:30 p.m.
Lessons

Grade level: 3-5, 6-8
Music
Location: Leschi Elementary School,
Thurgood Marshall Elementary School,
T.T. Minor Elementary School,
Washington Middle School

Seattle Music Partners provides after-school music lessons to elementary and middle school students in underserved communities. Our mission is to help children learn to play instruments and read music. To attain this goal, we recruit accomplished high school and college-aged musicians to volunteer to work with our students. Lessons are taught on a weekly basis in one-on-one pairings or in small groups, and instruments are loaned when needed. Students perform in several recitals each year, showcasing their new skills and gaining valuable performance experience. In addition, SMP works with area arts organizations to bring nationally known musicians into the schools and to arrange for field trips to music performances.


Cost: Free
Contact: Scott Gelband, Ex. Dir.
Phone: (206) 409-2535


Seattle Musical Theatre: Jane Eyre--Reduced-price Student Tickets
Date: February 13-March 1, 2009
Time: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.; F
Out-of-school performance
Free or reduced-priced student tickets

Grade level: 6-8, 9-12
Theatre
Location: Seattle Musical Theatre, Magnuson Park Building #47, 7400 Sand Point Way NE

Seattle Musical Theatre offers SPS students two Jane Eyre tickets for the price of one. Please mention this offer at the box office when purchasing tickets. More information and a study guide to the performance are available at www.seattlemusicaltheatre.org.


Cost: $12.50
Contact: Box Office
Phone: (206) 363-2809

For More Information, Go Here
www.seattlemusicaltheatre.org


Seattle Public Theater: Mid-Winter Break Drama Camps
Deadline: February 16, 2009
Date: February, 17-20, 2009
Time: Half day
Scholarship or grant opportunity
Break Camp

Grade level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Theatre
Location: Bathhouse Theater on Green Lake
7312 W. Green Lake Drive N,
Seattle, WA

Seattle Public Theater at the Greenlake Bathhouse presents

Mid-Winter Break Drama Camps, February 17-20 (Tuesday - Friday). Chase away the winter blues with a little theater! Camps available for kids from 5-18.




Cost: $120
Contact: Shana Bestock
Phone: (206) 523-1370
E-Mail: shanab@seattlepublictheater.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.seattlepublictheater.org


Seattle Theatre Group: DANCE This Summer Training Intensive
Date: June 22 - July 3 (no class on Sundays)
Time: 10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. daily
Out-of-school performance
Free or reduced-priced student tickets
Scholarship or grant opportunity
Summer Training

Grade level: 6-8, 9-12
Dance
Location: Pacific Northwest Ballet
The Phelps Center at Seattle Center
Seattle, WA

The DANCE This Summer Training Intensive is an opportunity for young dancers (ages 13-21) at all levels to immerse themselves in dance over the course of two weeks. Students will be exposed to a wide range of dance styles and techniques in a supportive, yet challenging atmosphere. Instruction includes ballet, modern, jazz, Afro-Latin, African, hip-hop and special workshops.


Cost: $275 if register before May 20th; $300 after May 20th
Contact: Annenelia Bach
Phone: (206) 467-5510, ext 1123
E-Mail: annieb@stgpresents.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.theparamount.com/education/dt.asp


Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra: Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra
Date: March 8, 2009; May 10, 2009
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Out-of-school performance
Free or reduced-priced student tickets

Grade level: PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Music
Location: Benaroya Hall

Free tickets to the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra's Benaroya Hall subscription series are available to instrumental music students and teachers.


Cost: Free
Contact: John Empey
Phone: 206-362-2300
E-Mail: boxoffice@syso.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.syso.org


Taproot Theatre Company: Acting Classes through Taproot Theatre's Acting Studio
Date: Year-round
Time: Varies
Workshop
Scholarship or grant opportunities

Grade level: PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Theatre
Location: Taproot Theatre's Acting Studio classes are located at Taproot Theatre (204 North 85th Street, Seattle, 98103) or Grace Fellowship Church (410 NW 62nd Street, Seattle, 98107).

Taproot Theatre's Acting Studio is a year-round instructional program for theatre artists of all ages and experience levels. As we are devoted to the wholeness of the artist, our goal is to create a nurturing environment to help the actor develop his or her unique gifts.






Cost: Varies
Contact: Taproot Theatre's Acting Studio
Phone: (206)781-9705
E-Mail: Studio@taproottheatre.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.taproottheatre.org


Taproot Theatre Company: Summer Daycamps with Taproot Theatre's Acting Studio
Date: June 22-August 27, 2009
Time: Varies
Summer Camp

Grade level: PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Theatre
Location: Classes locations vary; see class listing online for details

Taproot Theatre
204 N 85th Street
Seattle, WA
and
Grace Fellowship Church
410 NW 62nd St
Seattle, WA

Taproot Theatre's Acting Studio is a year-round instructional program for theatre artists of all ages and experience levels. As we are devoted to the wholeness of the artist, our goal is to create a nurturing environment to help the actor develop his or her unique gifts.


Cost: Varies
Contact: Taproot Theatre's Acting Studio
Phone: (206) 529-3668
E-Mail: studio@taproottheatre.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.taproottheatre.org


The 5th Avenue Theatre: Fridays at The 5th: Grease
Deadline: TBA
Date: May 15, 2009
Time: 3 - 11 p.m.
Workshop
Free or reduced-priced student tickets

Grade level: 9-12
DanceMusicTheatre
Location: The 5th Avenue Theatre lobby

If you're a high school student with a passion for performing, you won't want to miss our Fridays at The 5th theater workshops. Each workshop is led by the show's creative team. You'll learn performance techniques, insider secrets, and more. A pizza dinner and a ticket to that evening's performance complete this incredible experience.


Cost: $20
Contact: Anya Rudnick
Phone: (206) 625-1418
E-Mail: arudnick@5thavenue.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.5thavenue.org


The 5th Avenue Theatre: Fridays at The 5th: Hello Dolly!
Deadline: TBA
Date: March 13, 2009
Time: 3 - 11 p.m.
Workshop
Free or reduced-priced student tickets

Grade level: 9-12
DanceMusicTheatre
Location: The 5th Avenue Theatre lobby.

If you're a high school student with a passion for performing, you won't want to miss our Fridays at The 5th theater workshops. Each workshop is led by the show's creative team. You'll learn performance techniques, insider secrets, and more. A pizza dinner and a ticket to that evening's performance complete this incredible experience.


Cost: $20
Contact: Anya Rudnick
Phone: (206) 625-1418
E-Mail: arudnick@5thavenue.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.5thavenue.org


The 5th Avenue Theatre: Fridays at The 5th: Sunday in the Park with George
Deadline: TBA
Date: April 24, 2009
Time: 3 p.m.- 11 p.m.
Workshop
Free or reduced-priced student tickets

Grade level: 9-12
MusicTheatre
Location: The 5th Avenue Theatre lobby.

If you're a high school student with a passion for performing, you won't want to miss our Fridays at The 5th theater workshops. Each workshop is led by the show's creative team. You'll learn performance techniques, insider secrets, and more. A pizza dinner and a ticket to that evening's performance complete this incredible experience.


Cost: $20
Contact: Anya Rudnick
Phone: (206) 625-1418
E-Mail: arudnick@5thavenue.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.5thavenue.org


The Talented Youth: National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY)
Date: April 24-26, 2009
Time: Varies
Workshop
Out-of-school performance
Free or reduced-priced student tickets
Family workshop or event
Volunteer opportunity

Grade level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
MusicVisual Arts
Media Literacy; Media Arts
Location: Seattle Center (SIFF Cinema, Experience Music Project); Seattle Cinerama

NFFTY (pronounced nifty) showcases work by filmmakers 22 and under from across the U.S. and the world. It includes film screenings, workshops, youth concerts, & opportunities for young filmmakers to network with each other as well as with industry professionals. It is unique in bringing very young (elementary age) to college age filmmakers together for cross mentoring, and bringing youth-made films to audiences of all ages. Films with environmental, peace, and social justice themes are given special recognition.


Cost: General admission, $8
Contact: Kathy Reichgerdt
Phone: (206) 905-8400 x4
E-Mail: kathy@nffty.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.nffty.org


The Vera Project & KEXP: Podcasting 101
Deadline: February, 15, 2009
Date: March 3,10,17,24,31
Time: 4:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m.
Workshop

Grade level: 6-8, 9-12
Music
Broadcasting
Location: The Vera Project
Warren and Republican,
in Seattle Center, and
KEXP
113 Dexter Ave N
Seattle, WA

Have you heard? Vera and KEXP now offer you their podcasting expertise in a 5-week course for only $50. Scholarships are available, if needed please ask!

Apply online at www.theveraproject.org, and send any questions to podcasting@theveraproject.org.

Spread the word about the music and issues you care about.


Cost: $50
Contact: Josh Powell, Program Director
Phone: (206) 956-8372
E-Mail: joshp@theveraproject.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.theveraproject.org


Youth in Focus: Photography Classes
Deadline: On going
Date: Quarterly through year
Time: 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Workshop
Scholarship or grant opportunities

Grade level: 9-12
Visual Arts
Location: Youth in Focus
2100 24th Ave S, Suite 310
Seattle, WA 98144

Sequential series of free photography classes in both black and white film and digital photography. Students work with teaching artists and mentors to develop serious photography skills with which to explore and comment upon their world.


Cost: Free
Contact: Brett Jelinek
Phone: (206) 407-2121
E-Mail: brettj@youthinfocus.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.youthinfocus.org


Opportunities for Schools
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ACT Theatre and Rainier Valley Youth Theatre: 2008 Young Playwrights Play Anthology
Library Resource

Grade level: 6-8, 9-12
Theatre
Location: Seattle, WA

ACT Theatre and Rainier Valley Youth Theatre are excited to announce the release of their 2nd PLAY Anthology, published by Whit Press. Play: an Anthology of Student Plays 2007/2008 features some of the most engaging and powerful voices from our Young Playwrights Programs. ACT is offering these anthologies at a discounted rate in order to get them into as many schools as possible. For more information email Kristina Sutherland, Education Associate ACT Theatre at kristina.sutherland@acttheatre.org


Cost: $15 per anthology
Contact: Kristina Sutherland
Phone: (206) 292-7660 ext 1338
E-Mail: kristina.sutherland@acttheatre.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.acttheatre.org


Centrum: The Young Artists Project
Date: March 8-13, 2009; April 13-18, 2009; June 21-27, 2
Time: Weeklong, residential programs
Workshop

Grade level: 6-8, 9-12
DanceMusicTheatreVisual Arts
Location: Centrum is located at Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA 98368.

Centrum's programs provide young artists the variety and depth of experience in the arts needed to meet today's learning objectives. Centrum provides a completely hands-on experience outside the traditional classroom.

The model for our elementary and middle school programs is to have artists and scientists, engaged in the most current cultural issues of our times, mentor young people in grades 5-8, as well as the teachers and adult chaperones who accompany them. Teachers who attend as chaperones receive 30 clock hours for a week-long program. Students in grades 9-12 come to Centrum without chaperones.

Centrum is a non-profit, artist-centered organization with a 35-year partnership with the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).


Cost: $440-$695
Contact: Martha Worthley
Phone: (360) 385-3102
E-Mail: martha@centrum.org

For more information, Go Here
www.centrum.org/youth/


Next Stage Dance Theatre: School Performance
Date: March 27, May 22, 2009
Time: Varies
In-school performance or assembly
Out-of-school performance
Free or reduced-priced student tickets

Grade level: 6-8, 9-12
Dance
Location: At your school or at:
Dance Fremont!
4015 Stone Way N,
Seattle WA 98103

This is a one of a kind opportunity for your students to be enlightened by the magic of dance. Next Stage's veteran dancers bring not just the physical beauty of dance to the stage, but the exceptional quality of performance with which only a mature dancer can ignite the stage. This workshop performance is only one hour in length and will include some participation from your students (no dancing required!). There will also be a question and answer period at the end of the performance.




Cost: $2/student for performances at Dance Fremont!, $3/student for performances at school
Contact: Dominique Gabella and Sylvie Lietart
Phone: (206) 633-0812 ext. #3
E-Mail: info@nextstagedance.org

For more information, Go Here
www.nextstagedance.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=41&Itemid=58


Pacific Northwest Ballet: DISCOVER DANCE pilot residencies
Date: Flexible
Time: Flexible
Artist-in-residency
In-school performance or assembly
Out-of-school performance

Grade level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Dance
Location: At your school

PNB is currently seeking schools that are interested in participating in DISCOVER DANCE, an intensive dance residency program. Qualified schools and classrooms will participate in 3-week residency pilots with an option to complete a 3-5 month program the following school year.


Cost: Free
Contact: Kayti Bouljon
Phone: (206) 441-2432
E-Mail: kayti@pnb.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.pnb.org


Pacific Northwest Ballet: DanceChance
Deadline: May 1, 2009
Date: Setember 2009-June 2010
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Scholarship or grant opportunity
Class or lesson

Grade level: 3-5
Dance
Location: PNB's Phelps Center
301 Mercer St.
Seattle, WA 98109

Pacific Northwest Ballet's DanceChance program strives to partner with elementary schools to discover talented students. Third graders who display the physical ability to become professional dancers are provided with free classical ballet training, allowing them the opportunity they might otherwise not have to pursue a professional career. Selected students receive full tuition scholarships, transportation, dance attire and tickets to PNB performances. DanceChance strives to enhance children's confidence, discipline and sense of achievement through classical ballet training.



Partner schools are selected based on their percentage of students on subsidized lunches, ethnic diversity, and commitment level of the school. Applications for schools interested in partnering for the 2009-2010 program are due on May 1, 2009




Cost: Free
Contact: Jennifer McLain
Phone: (206) 441-2435 ext. 3516
E-Mail: dancechance@pnb.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.pnb.org/pnbschool/dancechance.html


Seattle Arts & Lectures: Writers in the Schools
Deadline: June 16, 2009
Date: 2009-10 School Year
Time: Flexible
Teaching resources
Artist-in-residency

Grade level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Creative Writing
Location: At your school

Writers in the Schools (WITS), a program of Seattle Arts & Lectures inspires young people to discover and develop their authentic writing and performance voices. Through working with professional, published creative writers, students are empowered to tell their own stories. Writers-in-residence provide a meaningful real-life mentor for every student from the motivated learner to the reluctant writer and for each teacher. The residencies are woven into the school day, thus reaching students who might never elect to attend an after-school program in creative writing. Through WITS, students become authors of their own lives.






Cost: $6,000
Contact: Rebecca Hoogs
Phone: (206) 621-2230, ext. 18
E-Mail: rhoogs@lectures.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.lectures.org


Seattle Symphony: Free 5th grade Seattle Symphony Arts in Education Concerts
Deadline: Until seats are filled
Date: February 24 and 27, 2009
Time: 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
Out-of-school performance

Grade level: 3-5
Music
Location: Benaroya Hall
200 University St
Seattle, WA 98101

It is time to prepare for this year's Seattle Symphony Arts in Education concerts! These concerts will feature Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra and Vivaldi's Concerto for Four Violins with student soloists. Reservations will be accepted as they are received; once all seats are filled, requests will be placed on a waiting list. Concerts last 45 minutes.




Cost: No cost for tickets
Contact: Thomasina Adams
Phone: (206) 336-6650
E-Mail: thomasina.adams@seattlesymphony.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.seattlesymphony.org


Taproot Theatre Company: "Alexander and the Dragon" by Bethany Wallace
Date: January-June 2009
Time: Flexible
In-school performance or assembly

Grade level: PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Theatre
Location: At your school

In this play for school assemblies about bullying prevention, students will follow along with Alexander, a 5th grader who imagines he's a medieval knight who has to rescue a princess from a dragon. While he's battling make-believe foes, he and the students learn some important lessons about bullying prevention and social skills along the way. This play was guided by Committee for Children's curriculum on bullying prevention.


Cost: $550 for first performance; $250 for second performance (Same play, same day, same location). Classroom visits and workshops are $100 per hour. A travel fee is added for all destinations.
Contact: Josiah Wallace
Phone: (206) 529-3669
E-Mail: touring@taproottheatre.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.taproottheatre.org


Taproot Theatre Company: "Camp Super Friend" by Bethany Wallace
Date: January-June 2009
Time: Flexible
In-school performance or assembly

Grade level: PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Theatre
Location: At your school

Taproot Theatre's Road Company teaches children at schools through the Pacific Northwest important social skills in "Camp Super Friend," a play about forming friendships and appreciating differences. Students will learn about starting a conversation, joining a group, showing respect for others, bullying prevention, teamwork and more.




Cost: $550 for first performance; $250 for second performance (Same play, same day, same location). Classroom visits and workshops are $100 per hour. A travel fee is added for all destinations.
Contact: Josiah Wallace
Phone: (206) 529-3669
E-Mail: touring@taproottheatre.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.taproottheatre.org


Taproot Theatre Company: "New Girl" by Josh Hornbeck
Date: January-June 2009
In-school performance or assembly

Grade level: 6-8, 9-12
Theatre
Location: At your school

Taproot Theatre's Road Company teaches students about the dangers of cyber bullying in "New Girl," a play that looks at the consequences of our actions and the need to treat everyone with kindness and respect. Guided by Committee for Children's violence prevention curriculum, this play examines the various forms of bullying and harassment, both subtle and overt; explores the dangers of cliques; and teaches students to understand understand personal and social responsibility.


Cost: $550 for first performance; $250 for second performance (Same play, same day, same location). Classroom visits and workshops are $100 per hour. A travel fee is added for all destinations.
Contact: Josiah Wallace
Phone: (206) 529-3669
E-Mail: touring@taproottheatre.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.taproottheatre.org


The 5th Avenue Theatre: Adventure Musical Theatre Touring Company: "The Mercer Girls"
Deadline: ASAP
Date: February 4-May 29, 2009
Time: Decided by Booking School/Organization
In-school performance or assembly
Scholarship or grant opportunities

Grade level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
DanceMusicTheatre
Location: At your school

A new musical exploring the story of the Mercer Girls who were recruited by University of Washington President Asa Shinn Mercer and sailed to the Puget Sound area from the East Coast to work as teachers and to increase the population of women in the Washington Territory. The women were full of hope and aspiration, but life in the new city was often difficult. This original musical follows the journey of the Mercer Girls and their experiences in the fast growing town of Seattle.


Cost: $600 for one performance, $800 for two performances
Contact: Amanda Morris
Phone: (206) 625-1418 x744
E-Mail: amorris@5thavenue.org

For more information, Go Here
www.5thavenue.org


UW World Series: Music in Schools Residencies
Date: February 23-27, March 2-6, 2009
Time: Varies
Workshop
Artist-in-residency
In-school performance or assembly

Grade level: PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8
DanceMusic
Location: In your school

During the 2008-09 season, artists from the International Chamber Music Series and the World Dance Series, including The Jupiter Quartet, Marian Anderson String Quartet, and Afro-contemporary dancers of Compagnie La Calebasse, are available to visit schools, performing for and interacting with students.


Cost: Free
Contact: Elizabeth Duffell
Phone: (206) 685-2369
E-Mail: eduffell@u.washington.edu

For More Information, Go Here
www.uwworldseries.org


Youth Theatre Northwest: Theatre artist-in-residencies and after-school programs
Date: Flexible, year round
Time: Flexible, year round
Workshop
Artist-in-residency
Out-of-school performance
Free or reduced-priced student tickets
Family workshop or event
Volunteer opportunity

Grade level: PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
DanceTheatre
Location: At your school

Youth Theatre Northwest is both a theatre and school, providing a wide range of classes and programs designed to further theatrical learning, initiate creative play and stimulate intrapersonal development for children and young adults ages 3-18. We offer school show performances of all of our 7 plays during the school year. We also offer: Residences, in which the theatre educator explores your curriculum using theatre; After school programs; and Show to Go, which helps your school produce their own school play


Cost: Price depends on nubmer of students and type of program
Contact: Amanda Lee Williams
Phone: (206) 232-4145 ext 106
E-Mail: outreach@youththeatre.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.youththeatre.org


Opportunities for Parents, Guardians and Families
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Coyote Central: Winter and Spring 2009 Courses
Date: January 31-June 7, 2009
Time: After school and on weekends
Workshop
Class or lesson

Grade level: 6-8
MusicTheatreVisual Arts
Location: Various locations in the Central Area such as SCCC, Madrona Playfield Park House, 911 Media Arts, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Coyote office, Capital Hill Recording Studio... and more)

Coyote Central offers action-packed courses to 5th-8th graders, taught by professionals in professional works settings. Participants have fun and learn lots of creative, technical, and problem-solving skills as they become photographers, hot glass artists, welders, pastry chefs, cartoon animators, debaters, painters, and much more.


Cost: $225-$250
Contact: Coyote Central
Phone: (206) 323-7276
E-Mail: info@coyotecentral.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.coyotecentral.org


Early Music Guild: Orpheus' Lyre: 250 Years of Harp Music
Date: January 18, 2009
Time: 1 p.m.
Out-of-school performance
Family workshop or event

Grade level: PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Music
History
Location: Downstairs at Town Hall

Join Seattle-based harpist Maxine Eilander, one of the world's leading specialists in Renaissance and Baroque harps, in a performance on three different historical instruments. The concert features works by Mudarra, De Huete, Trabaci, Frescobaldi, C.P.E. Bach, and others.



These performances, about an hour in length, are an enjoyable and affordable way for music lovers of all ages to explore music of all kinds.


Cost: $10 general, $5 seniors/under 25
Contact: Kris Kwapis
Phone: (206) 325-7066
E-Mail: kris@earlymusicguild.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.earlymusicguild.org


Music of Remembrance: Sparks of Glory Series: "Ghetto Songs"
Date: March 14, 2009
Time: 2 p.m.
Teaching resources
Out-of-school performance
Free or reduced-priced student tickets

Grade level: 6-8, 9-12
Music
Location: Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheef Auditorium; 1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA

Music of Remembrance's mission is to remember Holocaust musicians and their art. In this program, Paul Schoenfield?s poignant "Ghetto Songs" features the poetry of the famed "Krakow troubadour" Mordecai Gebirtig who was shot to death in the Krakow Ghetto at age 65. Also, America was a haven for many important artists fleeing the Holocaust. Émigré musicians, such as composers Ernest Bloch and Erich Korngold, whose works we'll hear, have had influential roles in shaping American musical life.


Cost: Free
Contact: Mina Miller, Artistic Director & President
Phone: (206) 365-7770
E-Mail: info@musicofremembrance.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.musicofremembrance.org


Music of Remembrance: Mirror of Memory - Holocaust Remembrance Day Concert
Date: May 11, 2009
Time: 7:30 pm
Out-of-school performance

Grade level: 6-8, 9-12
Music
Location: Benaroya Hall
200 University St.
Seattle, WA

Music of Remembrance presents the world premiere of a new commission from Betty Olivero, "Kolo't" (Voices) a work that gives musical witness through poems and texts by Primo Levi and Paul Celan. Spectrum Dance Theater's Donald Byrd has choreographed a new dance for "The Wind," a captivating work by Franz Schreker, one of the composers banned by the Nazis. We also celebrate Cosmic Spring, written in the Kovno Ghetto by little-known German composer Edwin Geist, who was shot to death by the Gestapo in 1942.


Cost: $36
Contact: Mina Miller, Artistic Director & President
Phone: (206) 365-7770
E-Mail: info@musicofremembrance.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.musicofremembrance.org


Northwest Puppet Center: Monkey Goes Fishing: A Chinese Hand-puppet Play
Date: February 6-20, 2009
Time: Wednesday-Friday at 10:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.
Out-of-school performance
Free or reduced-priced student tickets
Scholarship or grant opportunities

Grade level: PreK, K-2, 3-5
Theatre
Puppet Theater
Location: Northwest Puppet Center
9123 - 15th NE
Seattle, WA 98115

Wrap up the lunar New Year celebrations by sharing China's rich culture in this performance filled with delightful acrobatics and humor. 6th generation puppeteer, Yang Xie Zheng, and 2nd generation puppeteer, Dmitri Carter, revive traditional Chinese hand-puppet vignettes of dancers, jugglers, the comical Pigsy character and a foolish monkey's day of fishing!


Cost: regular $7, scholarship $4
Contact: Heather Carter
Phone: (206) 523-2579
E-Mail: info@nwpuppet.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.nwpuppet.org


Seattle Architecture Foundation: Family Tour
Deadline: Open for registration until sold out
Date: May 30, June 20, August 29, October 31
Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Family workshop or event

Grade level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Visual Arts
Architecture
Location: Rainier Square Atrium, 1333 Fifth Ave, Ste 300, Seattle WA 98101

This Downtown Seattle walking tour is designed for family groups, with children ages 5 and up. The Family Tour is one of several youth programs available with the Seattle Architecture Foundation, and it is our only tour geared towards children. The tour is activity driven and interactive. Tour guides ask questions to promote critical thinking. As families learn about design, they begin to see the city in a new way.






Cost: $5 children and $10 for adults
Contact: Tracy Vicory-Rosenquest
Phone: (206) 667-9184
E-Mail: tracy@seattlearchitecture.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.seattlearchitecture.org


Seattle Art Museum: Family Fun!
Date: Second Saturday of select months
Time: 10 a.m.- noon
Workshop
Teaching resources
Tours
Family workshop or event
Parent or guardian education
Free art activity

Grade level: PreK, K-2, 3-5
DanceMusicTheatreVisual Arts
Location: SAM Downtown
1300 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA. 98101

Family Fun at SAM Downtown

Second Saturday of select months, 10 a.m.- noon

Family Fun lives up to its name. Make art, enjoy special performances and take kid-inspired tours of SAM galleries! Designed for kids 12 and under and their parents/guardians. Free with museum admission. Check themes, activities and Register online at seattleartmuseum.org.




Cost: Free
Contact: Nate Herth
Phone: (206) 626-0434
E-Mail: nateh@seattleartmuseum.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.seattleartmuseum.org


Seattle Children's Theatre: Summer Season 2009
Date: Summer 2009
Time: Varies
Out-of-school performance
Free or reduced-priced student tickets
Family workshop or event
Scholarship or grant opportunity
Class or lesson

Grade level: PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
DanceMusicTheatre
Location: Seattle Children's Theatre
201 Thomas St
Seattle, WA 98109

Seattle Children's Theatre Education Programs presents 7 plays with student actors (grade 4+). Students auditions begin in March for: Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, High School Hamlet II: A Midsummer Night's Macbeth, Once on This Island Jr., Romeo & Juliet, and legendary musical RENT: School Edition.



We offer audition workshops for students wanting to learn and practice audition technique.


Cost: $480-$520
Contact: Drama School
Phone: (206) 443-0807 x1186
E-Mail: dramaschool@sct.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.sct.org


Seattle Children's Theatre: Summer Programs
Date: June 15 - August 28, 2009
Time: Varies
Scholarship or grant opportunity
Class or lesson
Summer Camp

Grade level: PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
DanceMusicTheatre
Science
Location: Seattle Center

Seattle Children's Theatre offers 200+ classes and camps during summer 2009! Theatre education for students age 3.5 - 21. We offer creative drama, acting classes, performance programs, and partnerships with EMP|SFM, PSC, Woodland Park Zoo, Spectrum Dance Theater, and Jet City Improv.


Cost: Starting at $70.00
Contact: SCT Education Programs
Phone: (206) 443-0807 x1186
E-Mail: dramaschool@sct.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.sct.org


Seattle Public Theater: The Little Foxes
Date: February, 27- March 1, 2009
Time: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Out-of-school performance
Free or reduced-priced student tickets

Grade level: 9-12
Theatre
Location: Bathhouse Theater on Green Lake
7312 W. Green Lake Drive N
Seattle, WA

The Little Foxes showcases the work of the Seattle Public Theater's Youth Program particpantes ages 14-18. Come see a taut amd delicious drama of the corrupting power of wealth on a family.




Cost: Free
Contact: Shana Bestock
Phone: (206) 523-1370
E-Mail: boxoffice@seattlepublictheater.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.seattlepublictheater.org


Seattle Public Theater Youth Program: Spring Break Drama Camp
Deadline: March 29, 2009
Date: March 30- April 3, 2009
Time: Full day
Scholarship or grant opportunity
Break Camp

Grade level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Theatre
Location: Bathhouse Theater on Green Lake
7312 W Green Lake Drive N,
Seattle, WA

Seattle Public Theater at the Greenlake Bathhouse presents

Spring Break Drama Camps. Get into the swing of spring with some wonderful theater!




Cost: $135
Contact: Shana Bestock
Phone: (206) 524-1300
E-Mail: shanab@seattlepublictheater.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.seattlepublictheater.org


Seattle Public Theater Youth Program: The Shakespeare Stealer
Date: March 6-8, 2009
Time: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Out-of-school performance
Free or reduced-priced student tickets
Family workshop or event

Grade level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Theatre
Location: Bathhouse Theater on Green Lake
7312 W. Green Lake Drive N
Seattle, WA

Seattle Public Theater Youth program presents The Shakespeare Stealer starring the youth ages 10-14. Come see a show filled with action, comedy and suspenseful adventure!


Cost: Free
Contact: Shana Bestock
Phone: (206) 523-1370
E-Mail: boxoffice@seattlepublictheater.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.seattlepublictheater.org


Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra: Jazz4Kids Concert
Date: March 7, 2009
Time: 4 pm
Out-of-school performance
Free or reduced-priced student tickets
Family workshop or event

Grade level: PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Music
Location: Benaroya Hall, Nordstrom Recital Hall 200 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101

The award-winning Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra SRJO presents another of its highly popular "Jazz4Kids Concerts" in the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall. The SRJO's Jazz4Kids Concerts are one-hour matinee performances in fine concert halls. These concerts include a hands-on instrument display, instrument demonstrations, and questions from the audience for artistic directors Clarence Acox and Michael Brockman.

Tickets for the Jazz4Kids concert are provided free to all kids, high school age and younger, plus any parents, grandparents, teachers, or youth group leaders accompanying them. Ticket blocks are also available to schools and community youth groups. While all tickets are provided at no charge, it is highly recommended that everyone interested obtain tickets in advance to ensure seating.



The concert will last one hour, with no intermission and will include piece selected from main stage concerts that the SRJO is presenting all weekend (note: special guest Toshiko Akiyoshi does not appear in the Jazz4Kids concert).



This event is presented with special assistance from the Norcliffe Foundation and the Glaser Foundation.






Cost: Free
Contact: Nicole Barnes
Phone: (206) 523-6159
E-Mail: nicolebarnes@srjo.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.srjo.org


Seattle Theatre Group: DANCE This Youth Matinee
Date: July 10, 2009
Time: 1 p.m.
Out-of-school performance
Free or reduced-priced student tickets

Grade level: PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Dance
Location: Paramount Theatre
911 Pine St
Seattle, WA

The DANCE This Youth Matinee brings together teen performers from diverse communities for collaboration and to share their culture through the art of dance. The performance features young local dancers in collaboration with professional artists performing cross cultural dances, both traditionally rooted and contemporary in form.


Cost: $5 per seat
Contact: Claire Connell
Phone: (206) 467-5510, ext 1127
E-Mail: studentprograms@stgpresents.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.theparamount.com/education/dt.asp


Seattle Theatre Group: African Art & Culture Family Workshop
Date: February 21, 2009
Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Workshop
Family workshop or event
Scholarship or grant opportunity

Grade level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
DanceMusicTheatreVisual Arts
Location: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
104 17th Ave St
Seattle, WA

In this three-part family workshop, children and parents will explore the African continent through mask-making, song, dance, and theatre.


Cost: $40 per adult/child pair; $5 for each additional child; additional parent no charge
Contact: Liz Young
Phone: (206) 467-5510, ext 1171
E-Mail: lizy@stgpresents.org-

For More Information, Go Here
www.theparamount.com/education/calendar.asp#02.2009


The 5th Avenue Theatre: Spotlight Night - Hello Dolly and Sunday in the Park with George
Date: February 17, 2009
Time: 7 p.m.
Family workshop or event
Parent or guardian education

Grade level: 6-8, 9-12
Theatre
Location: The 5th Avenue Theatre

The 5th Avenue Theatre's Producing Artistic Director, David Armstrong, leads guest speakers and performers through an intriguing mix of song, dance, interviews, video clips, and more. Get acquainted with creative teams and casts of "Hello Dolly" and "Sunday in the Park with George", and learn about the technical wizardry involved. Discover the history and significance of a show, and the social issues surrounding it, sparking your interest in future performances while enriching your knowledge of American musical theater.






Cost: Free
Contact: Lonnie Angle
Phone: (206) 625-1418
E-Mail: devo@5thavenue.org

For More Information, Go Here
www.5thavenue.org


Funding Opportunities
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The following are some of the opportunities available to schools, individual teachers and PTSAs seeking funding to support arts education in the schools. We will continue to highlight new sources each month as well as link you to comprehensives lists of grant opportunities. Please note that all competitive grants and/or new grants must receive prior approval from the SPS Chief Academic Officer and designated staff, this also includes any requests for District participation in grants developed by outside partnerships or groups. Grants and grant proposals are reviewed each Monday. Requests for review must be received at least one week prior to the Monday meeting. Please contact Kevin Corrigan, Office of Fiscal Compliance & Grants at kgcorrigan@seattleschools.org .


Awards and Fellowships in Arts Education:

Imagination Award, Washington State Public Elementary Schools
www.creativitymatters.net/award.php This award will be presented to a public elementary school in Washington State that encourages and incorporates imaginative thinking across the curriculum, from art to English to the natural sciences. The school's curriculum must promote the development of the Capacities (as outlined in the Award Criteria) which were developed to recognize and foster imagination; and must demonstrate the ability to construct learning environments in which the Capacities and imagination are cultivated and flourish. Deadline: February 27, 2009

National Gallery of Art Teacher Institute Summer 2009 Fellowship
- Crosscurrents of American Art: 18th and 19th Centuries www.nga.gov/education/teacinst.htm
Fellowship opportunities for teachers (K-12, all subjects) are available for this six-day seminar that explores American art of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, emphasizing the country's rich and diverse visual heritage. The seminar highlights the social and cultural context of art and demonstrates interdisciplinary teaching strategies. Fellowships offer stipends of $2,000 and fee-waived program enrollment. Applications due March 15, 2009

VSA Arts Teacher Award and Call for Children's Art
- Celebrating Who I Am. http://www.vsarts.org/prebuilt/showcase/gallery/exhibits/calls/AllKidsCan/
This program invites students with and without disabilities across the United States to create visual art about their interests, talents, and dreams. All artwork submitted before the deadline will be included in an online art gallery. One piece of art from each state and the District of Columbia will be displayed during summer 2009 at Union Station Washington, D.C. This year, teachers who submit their students' artwork are eligible to receive one of five $1000 cash awards for use in their classroom. Deadline: March 6, 2009


Funding and resources for Classroom-Based Arts Projects:

ING Unsung Heroes Program www.ing-usa.com/us/aboutING/CorporateCitizenship/Education/INGUnsungHeroes/index.htm
The ING Unsung Heroes program helps K-12 educators and their schools fund innovative classroom projects. Each year, the program selects 100 educators to receive grants of $2,000 each to help fund their innovative class projects. Three educators are chosen to receive the top awards of an additional $5,000, $10,000, and $25,000. All K-12 education professionals are eligible. Specifically, these individuals must be employed by an accredited K-12 public or private school located in the United States, and be full-time educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, or classified staff with effective projects that improve student learning. Deadline: April 30, 2009

Jenny Jones Heroes www.jennysheroes.com/
Talk show host Jenny Jones has will donate $1 million to individuals who submit the best ideas for tangible, lasting community projects. Deadline: Ongoing

The Airborne Teacher Trust Fund www.airbornetrust.com/programoverview.aspx
This fund has recently expanded to cover Washington and invites elementary and middle school teachers to submit proposals for art and music programs that their schools are unable to fund. Deadline: Ongoing

Donorschoose.org www.donorschoose.org
Teachers submit project proposals for materials or experiences their students need to learn. These ideas become classroom reality when concerned individuals choose projects to fund. No Deadline

Adopt-a-classroom.org www.adoptaclassroom.org
A donor selects a classroom and makes a contribution for the teacher to use and purchase much needed resources for the classroom. Donors may search for classrooms by geography, school name, teacher name or other search criteria. If a donor has no preference, Adopt-A-Classroom partners the donor with an underserved classroom in the community. No Deadline


Funding for School-wide Needs:

Washington State Arts Commission, www.arts.wa.gov/education/index.shtml
  • Arts in Education Community Consortium Grants
    Community Consortium grants are designed to catalyze community-based partnerships between schools, arts education providers, and other community members, who work together to support, strengthen, and expand arts education for K-12 students. Grant awards range from $6,000 to $35,000 per fiscal year, depending on the scope of the program and its projected impact. Deadline: February 27, 2009

  • First Steps Grants
    The goals of the First Steps grants include: to engage community members in support of K-12 arts education; to encourage and support newer and/or smaller arts education partnerships that will continue beyond the scope of this grant program; to help these partnerships move toward the development of deeper and longer-term opportunities for learning in and through the arts and to move beyond arts exposure / arts enrichment programs with lower long-term impact, and to support identification and implementation of the most needed "first steps" towards this vision of high quality, sustainable arts education programming. Deadline: March 18, 2009


Seattle Council PTSA Grants www.seattlecouncilptsa.org/cat_index_35.shtml
  • Family Engagement Grants:
    Grants of up to $300 per year for a school are available to promote family engagement, which can be done through arts events, cultural celebrations and working with community arts organizations. PTA units associated with the Seattle Council PTSA are eligible. Two grant review cycles have already been completed this year; a third may be added this year based on interest.

  • New Leadership Grants:
    Grant requests must briefly describe how the funds will be used to develop PTA leadership, for example to cover fees associated with attendance PTA trainings and conferences, such as trainings in arts learning or arts education advocacy. Grant applications considered as they are submitted. Deadline: Ongoing


Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation www.mhopus.org/about-us.asp
The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation (MHOF) was inspired by the acclaimed motion picture Mr. Holland's Opus, the story of the profound effect a dedicated music teacher had on generations of students. MHOF donates instruments to music programs where students have access to a music curriculum but lack the resources and support base to adequately keep up with equipment loss due to attrition, depreciation and wear over time. An infusion of instruments and repairs enables more students to participate and experience a quality music education. Three types of grants are available for K-12 school instrumental music programs with financial need that take place during the school day; after-school music programs; and outstanding student musicians enrolled in grades 8-12 who cannot afford an appropriate instrument. Pre-Qualification Application Deadline: Ongoing

The Patron Foundation Field Trip Grants www.patronfoundation.org/programs/eligibility.htm
The Patron Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that children have greater access to cultural and educational opportunities. To receive information about how Culture for Kids can subsidize field trips, please register at the website to receive program updates. Deadline: Ongoing


After-School program funding:

City of Seattle Youth Arts Program www.seattle.gov/arts/funding/youth_arts.asp Youth Arts is an annual funding program that makes a difference for the lives of Seattle middle and high school youth through out of school arts training. Professional teaching artists lead age appropriate activities in all disciplines. Artists, arts/cultural organizations and community-based, service (non-arts) agencies are encouraged to apply. Priority is placed on serving youth or communities with limited or no accessibility to the arts. Deadline: April 13, 2009


Grant lists and databases:

ArtsEd Washington Funding Resources www.artsedwashington.org/Frame_Resources.html ArtsEd Washington provides an extensive list of state and national-level funding sources including foundation and corporate grants, scholarships, contest, as well as resources for writing grants.

Seattle Public Library Foundation Center www.spl.org/default.asp?pageID=collection_db_list&dbPage=3#Fundraising%20&%20Nonprofits The Library provides a searchable database for individuals and organizations seeking grant opportunities through private or corporate foundations. The database is available for in-house use at library locations http://www.spl.org/default.asp?pageID=branch

GrantsAlert.com www.grantsalert.com/ A searchable database of grants that link to the websites of the grantees

Foundation Center www.foundationcenter.org/findfunders/fundingsources/gtio.html For a monthly fee, the Foundation Center provides access to online grant information about funding for educational scholarships, fellowships, loans, and internships, arts and cultural support, awards, prizes, and grants by nomination.