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About OAAE

Since our founding in 1974, by Dr. Dick Shoup and Jerry Tollifson, our mission has always been to ensure the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. Working at the local, state, and federal levels through the efforts of a highly qualified and elected Board of Directors, our members, and a professional staff we have four primary areas of focus: building collaborations, professional development, advocacy, and capacity building. The OAAE is funded in part for its day-to-day operation by the Ohio Arts Council. This support makes it possible for the OAAE to operate its office in Columbus and to work statewide to ensure the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. Support for arts education projects comes from the Ohio Arts Council, The John F. Kennedy Center, Ohio Music Education Association, Ohio Art Education Association, Ohio Educational Theatre Association, VSA Ohio, and OhioDance. The Community Arts Education programs of Central Ohio are financially assisted by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. We gratefully acknowledge and appreciate the financial support received from each of these outstanding agencies and organizations.

OMEA 2017 PD Conference – Special Rate for OAAE Members!

The Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) has generously offered OAAE members the opportunity to attend the OMEA 2017 Professional Development Conference at the OMEA member rate. The registration cost for non-members is $225. OAAE members can attend for the OMEA … Continue reading

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The Number of Arts and Music Teachers Is Now Included on the 2015-16 Report Cards

The State Board of Education approved on April 13, 2015, by a vote of 11-7, revised Administrative Code Rules 3301-35-01 through 10, entitled Standards for School Districts and Schools Kindergarten Through Twelfth Grade, also known as “operating standards”. The controversial … Continue reading

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Arts on Line Education Update September 26, 2016

Ohio Alliance for Arts Education Arts on Line Education Update Joan Platz September 26, 2016   Arts Day 2017 Seeking High School Student Participants:   The Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio Citizens for the Arts Foundation will host the … Continue reading

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Arts on Line Education Update September 12, 2016

  National Arts I Education Week – September 11-17, 2016 In 2010 the U.S. Congress designated the week beginning with the second Sunday in September as National Arts in Education Week.  During this time arts education advocates across the country … Continue reading

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ESSA Update for Ohio’s Arts Educators

The Ohio Department of Education wants public input on their plans for ESSA implementation. We need arts educators to get involved! From the Ohio Department of Education: Every Student Succeeds Act Webinars and Proposed Stakeholder Meetings To receive updates on ESSA … Continue reading

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OAAE to present at 2016 OAEA Conference

We hope to see many of you at the Ohio Art Education Association’s annual professional development conference this year. OAAE Executive Director Tim Katz will take part in the State of the Arts Panel on Thursday, November 3. Conference registration … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our new grantees!

The Ohio Alliance for Arts Education has awarded seven community organizations a total of $5,350 during the most recent round of the Franklin County Neighborhood Arts program. Funded projects will serve a diverse array of communities across Franklin County. The … Continue reading

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