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 19, 2012 at 8:00 AM EDT
Saturday October 20, 2012 at 4:30 PM EDT

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Friday - AVA Gallery 
11 Bank Street
Lebanon, NH 03766

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Saturday - Kearsarge Regional Middle School
12 Gile Pond Road
North Sutton, NH 03262

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The conference, presented by the NH State Council on the Arts and partners around the state, brings big thinkers to New Hampshire for an exchange of ideas among school administrators, arts educators, teaching artists, arts advocates, scientists, parents and community arts supporters.

Day 1: Friday, October 19, AVA Gallery & Art Center, Lebanon

Day 2: Saturday, October 20, Kearsarge Regional Middle School, North Sutton

Conference agenda: Click here to download.

Conference programs and workshop descriptions:

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Conference rate (Friday & Saturday programs plus morning coffee & lunch)$130. One day: $105. Scholarships are still available for educators who are first-time attendees; reduced rates are also available for college students and for participants from the Kearsarge district.

.Conference highlights include:

• Keynote speaker: Sandra Ruppert, Executive Director, National Arts Education Partnership. Learn about ArtsEdSearch, the nation’s first online arts education research and policy clearinghouse.

• Presentation & media arts workshop: Colleen Macklin, Associate Professor, Design and Technology, Parsons the New School for Design and Design Director of PETLab, a project of Games for Change and Parsons, supported by the MacArthur Foundation

STEM to STEAM (STEM + Art & Design = STEAM):
A conversation with professional artists, scientists and educators about the essential role of Art & Design in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).-- presented in partnership with Dartmouth College, Office of the Provost.

• Arts Advocacy Luncheon with a celebratory launch of The New Hampshire Arts Learning Network & website


• Workshops & Seminars • Information on Grants Opportunities • Arts Education Best Practices & Model Programs • Exhibits of Artists in Residence Projects • updates on emerging standards for Media Arts • Leadership & Arts Advocacy • Discussion of current and emerging issues in arts education • Post conference dine-abouts & arts experiences in the Upper Valley • Meet teaching artists from NH and New England.

CEUs awarded for professional development.

Partial scholarships are available for full- and part-time teachers in NH public schools. You can download the scholarship application form from the sidebar.

Want to stay nearby overnight? Click here for information on a special offer from  the Follansbee Inn.