FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 4, 2019
Arts Education conference to focus on connecting with students
The ways that race, socio-economic status, trauma and mental health impact how students learn and engage with communities will be the focus of New Hampshire’s biennial arts education conference, which will take place in Dover and Rochester on Nov. 14-15.
“Culturally Responsive Leadership: Race, Equity and the Arts in Education and Community” will incorporate keynote speeches, presentations and group workshops to show how dance, theater, media, visual arts and music are essential assets in student-centered and project-based learning.
Conference presenters are professionals in education and creative youth development from New Hampshire, the Northeast and as far away as New York and Texas. They will demonstrate how creative approaches to teaching and facilitating can help students with a wide range of abilities and backgrounds.
Each conference venue is a site where the arts and education intersect as part of their mission; they include the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, the Woodman Museum, Dover Art Center, Minds Eye Designs at Community Partners and the Strand Theatre in Dover as well as the Rochester Performing Arts Center.
The conference is organized by the N.H. State Council on the Arts in partnership with the N.H. Arts Learning Network, Arts Alive and the Dover Arts Commission, along with other local and regional partners.
General registration for the two-day conference is $125; scholarships are available, including for those traveling over two hours. Roster teaching artists may attend at a reduced rate of $40.
The N.H. State Council on the Arts is a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The State Arts Council provides a wide variety of services, competitive grants, and technical assistance to not-for-profit organizations, schools, health care facilities, and individual artists, helping to ensure that the arts thrive in New Hampshire and are accessible to all. Funding for grants and services is provided by the New Hampshire Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Learn more at nh.gov/nharts.