Catherine  O'Brian
NH State Council on the Arts             Catherine.R.O'                                      603-271-0795

Frumie Selchen 
Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire 


Friday October 25, 2013 at 8:00 AM EDT
Saturday October 26, 2013 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Camp Cody 
9 Cody Rd.
Freedom, NH 03836


The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
Friday, October 25th and Saturday, October 26th

Exploring Creativity:
Making Space for the Arts in
Our Classrooms, Schools and Communities
2013 Arts Education Partnership Conference
at Camp Cody on Lake Ossipee in Freedom, NH

The arts expand student potential by encouraging creativity, innovation and critical
thinking skills. A comprehensive arts education is an effective tool for developing the
whole child, keeping students in school and promoting high achievement.
This conference brings together educators, teaching artists, parents
plus community and education leaders to implement quality arts education
and programming in schools and communities.

Conference Highlights Include:
• Keynote speakers:
Eric Booth, author & artist, “the father of the teaching arts profession”
Heidi Joann Welch, music educator & 2013 NH Teacher of the Year
• Arts Advocacy Luncheon with the NH Arts Learning Network
• Friday night Play it Forward participatory concert, dance & workshop
with blues & jazz musician TJ Wheeler, Andrew Raeside & friends
• Screening of Inocente, Oscar-winning documentary about
homelessness in America and the transformative power of art
• Kyle Brown & John Anderson, Artists in Residence, White Mountain National

Hands-on arts workshops 
Information on grants writing & funding opportunities

Exhibits & Resources 
Updates on arts & the Common Core & National Arts Standards

Leadership & arts advocacy ideas 
Discussions on emerging issues in arts education

Networking  meet & connect with teaching artists from NH & New England

Conference workshops:
Click here to read about conference workshops and presenters. You must be registered in order to sign up for a workshop.
Click here to view the two-day conference agenda.

Overnight & Day/Commuter options available. We welcome teams of teachers, arts
specialists, principals, parents, teaching artists and community arts leaders!  Please see rates below:

Full conference - $205 through October 10, $220 after October 10.
Includes program registration plus Friday morning snacks, lunch, dinner, shared bunkroom lodging, and Saturday full breakfast, lunch and closing reception. (Add $15 if you would like to rent linens from Camp Cody (otherwise, bring a sleeping bag and pillow, or single-bed sheets).

Two-Day commuter -- $175 through October 10, $190 after October 10.
Includes program registration plus Friday morning snacks, lunch and dinner and Saturday morning snacks, lunch and closing reception.

Friday only - $105 through October 10, $120 after October 10.
Includes Friday morning snacks, lunch and dinner.

Saturday only - $100 through October 10, $115 after October 10.
Includes Saturday morning snacks, lunch and closing reception dinner.

Please note: Camp Cody is a beautiful but rustic location. Lodging is in shared camp bunkrooms.For those who wish to stay in a motel instead,  or would like to stay on Thursday night as well, we have reserved a block of rooms at $119/night (plus tax) at the Econo Lodge, 2365 White Mountain Highway, West Ossipee, NH. To reserve,call 603-301-1426 and be sure to indicate that you are part of the Arts Education Conference.

A few other options within 15 minutes of Camp Cody include: Purity Spring Resort,; Mount Whittier Motel--; and The Riverbed Inn--

Refunds, minus a $25 administrative fee, will be made on cancellations received by October 10. To request a refund, please email, and send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to AANNH c/o Selchen, HC64 Box 223, Wonalancet NH 0387.