Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network and National School Boards Association Award
Nomination Form: www.kennedy-center.org/SchoolBoardAward
Deadline: December 3, 2012
Since 1989, the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN) and the National School Boards Association (NSBA) have provided an annual award to a school board(s) that has demonstrated support for and commitment to high-quality arts education in its school district. This national award recognizes districts that have included all four major artistic disciplines – visual arts, music, theater and dance – in their programs.
The award program involves one school board per state that comprises the maximum national pool of nominees. Final selection is made by a national panel of educators and arts professionals including representatives of the KCAAEN and NSBA. The winning school board receives a plaque presented at the NSBA Annual Conference, along with a cash award of $10,000 to use for their arts education programs.
Full details and nomination materials can be found at www.kennedy-center.org/SchoolBoardAward. The nomination deadline is December 3, 2012. One nomination is invited from each U.S. state. You can contact your local State Alliance for Arts Education or State School Boards Association to coordinate a nomination. A list of past winners can be found online.