October 2018
Advancing the heART of 21st Century Skills
a monthly newsletter about Fine Arts in Iowa
What You Need to Know:
Understanding and Leveraging Federal Title IV Funds
for Fine Arts Education in Iowa
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) creates a new funding stream that is designed to ensure a “well-rounded” education for all students. Under ESSA, fine arts are designated as part of a well-rounded education. These new federal funds, known as Title IV, Part A or Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (SSAEG), will flow through the Iowa Department of Education to school districts.

Through conversations with the Angela Matsuoka, Fine Arts Consultant at the Iowa Department of Education (IDOE), we have compiled this reference document to access Title IV, Part A funds for your district that can potentially be used for arts education.

Updates on Mentor Program
Coming Soon! Webinar Series
Topics will include:

  • Ethics conversation ~ Joanne Tubbs, Iowa BOEE
  • Classroom Management
  • conversations Mentor/Mentee pairs

Our benefit concert successfully raised $8000 toward our goal of $25,000.
Professional Development for Teachers, Administrators and Artists
The Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Arts Council, and Iowa Alliance for Arts Education are excited to announce plans to co-sponsor the first ever  Iowa Fine Arts Education Summit , a one-day professional learning event, for  Thursday June 20, 2019.  

The Summit will celebrate the 2017 adoption of Iowa's Fine Arts Standards and offer professional development around our new standards for all five fine arts disciplines - dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts.  

The Iowa Fine Arts Leadership Team is in the process of developing this summer’s Iowa Fine Arts Education Summit and we’re interested in hearing from you. 

Please follow  this link   to complete a quick, two-minute survey to offer your input on conference topics. By sharing your input on this convening, we can better tailor this event to suit your needs. 

Please take and share this survey with any fellow educators, administrators, or community partners that would be interested in learning more about fine arts education and Iowa's Fine Arts Standards. Thanks in advance for your assistance and we look forward to seeing you on June 20th!
Need more information about the Alliance and our programs?

Contact our Executive Director: Leon Kuehner 641-425-0959 leongkuehner@gmail.com