Art Advocacy is an essential aspect of art education. As professional art educators it is our responsibility to make others understand the essential value that visual arts education holds for learners. Have you taken time to enlighten anyone about the importance of a visual arts education? Who needs to hear your voice? Administrators? Parents? Other educators? School Board members? Local Legislators?
2016 PR Committee
It is our goal this year to develop specific art advocacy tools to help our members reach the masses for art education. We hope that through this collaborative work we can develop user friendly templates for every art educator to use in every art teaching situation. Be sure to check back here throughout the year for updates on important art advocacy tips and tools.
Important links for you to express their own independent opinions about issues relating to quality art education in Ohio:
The Ohio State School Board of Education Members
The NEW Ohio Art Education Association Advocate Award
This is a state-level awards program to recognize extraordinary effort and accomplishment in advocacy for visual art education by a member art educator.
The purpose of this award program is to recognize and uphold exemplary efforts in art education advocacy as model action for membership.
Definition of “art advocacy” as applied in this project
(Art) advocates promote a specific cause (visual art education) for others (students).
Advocacy action is a part of public relations, but not all public relations actions are advocacy. This award is intended to recognize members who specifically promote the cause, (benefits for and value of) visual art education for students in the nominee’s teaching site. This is not an award to recognize general positive public relations practice.
Members benefit from specific role models in advocacy action. This award provides that model and inspiration for advocacy. Recognition can also be very motivating for a teacher to take that extra step in a seemingly thankless endeavor. Our current awards recognize accomplished teaching in regions and by divisions. This award pinpoints a specific aspect of education practice; advocacy leadership in art education.
An (annual) Advocate Award to recognize those who have demonstrated specific exemplary effort and accomplishment in visual art advocacy is significant to OAEA members because it promotes professional growth and leadership, which aligns with the mission of OAEA. Members can nominate, be nominated and honored more than once. More than one member can be recognized each year. The total number of Advocate Awards (Merit and Honor combined) would not exceed the total number of Outstanding Art Teacher Awards presented annually.
Click Here for detailed information on the award selection process, rubric, timelines, etc.
Click Here for the profile paperwork.
How to BECOME AN ART ADVOCATE
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