On behalf of Governor Tom Corbett, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts invites you to submit nominations for the 2014 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Governor’s Awards for the Arts to be held on September 28 at the Fisher Auditorium of the IUP Performing Arts Center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
CLICK HERE FOR NOMINATION FORM. The four award categories recognize individuals and organizations for artistic excellence and outstanding contributions to the Commonwealth through programs, support, innovation, leadership and service.
PCA joins all NEA supporters in the congratulating Dr. Jane Chu, nominee for Chair of NEA. She brings a background and training in piano and piano pedagogy, business and philanthropy studies - all experiences positioning her for the leadership task of the NEA.
Teaching the Arts to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder a collaboration with VSA PA, the Kennedy Center and PCA, are being held across the Commonwealth.
Designed for music, art, theatre, dance, media arts educators, classroom teachers and teaching artists.
Registration Fee: $25 with breakfast and lunch included Act 48 Credit available.
Each workshop will include: An overview of the characteristics of Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome & other pervasive Developmental Disabilities; Strategies to allow for greater access to the curriculum for students with ASD Strategies for standards-based visual and performing arts practices pre-K –12; Strategies for behavior management; Best practices in assessment Click here for the link to the schedule.
Our Pittsburgh regional winner is Anna Voelker.She is a senior at Hampton High School and is thrilled to be participating in Poetry Out Loud for her second year! She loves to write and perform poetry and has recently been pursuing this passion through her internship with Pittsburgh's Youth Slam Poetry League, Young Steel. She plans on studying astronomy next year at a college that has yet to be determined and enjoys spending her free time juggling, unicycling, and pretending that she can play the banjo.
Jump Street's regional winner is Catherine Bloom, a senior at Carlisle High School. Her teacher and coach, Matt Fahnestock, has sent 6 students to the state competition. In spite of weather challenges and widespread illness, 5 students competed with 40 guests in attendance. Local poet, Jason Moffitt was the evening's master of ceremonies. Judges included: Matthew Roth (Messiah College), Rick Kearns (Harrisburg's Poet Laureate), Nathaniel Gadsden (founder of Harrisburg's Writer's Workshop) and Janet Reed (Jump Street). The Jeffers Project (an original collaborative performance poem) was performed by Maria James-Thiaw and Steve Anderson. Rebekah Wilcox of JumpStreet was the event manager.
Tatiana Purnell, a junior at Mercersburg Academy in Franklin County, is our 2014 regional champion and state finalist. Tatiana won her title on January 29 at the Majestic Theater in Gettysburg. Eight other high schools champs participated in the contest. Tatiana will complete in the State Finals on Monday, March 10. She and 13 other regional finalists will compete at the Governor's Residence. 1/16/2014
POETRY OUT LOUD (POL) REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE
Announcing the regional championship locations for the 2014 Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest (POL.) Regional finalists are selected from over 10,000 participants. Each student memorizes and performs three poems selected from print and online poetry anthologies. Tues., Jan. 21 Mishler Theatre, Altoona, 7 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 29 Majestic Theatre, Gettysburg, 7 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 5 Landis House, Newport, 2 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 6 Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Harrisburg, 6 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 8 Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, 10 a.m.
Sat., Feb. 8 Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, 10:30 a.m.
Sat., Feb. 8 Vukovich Center, Allegheny College, Meadville, 11 a.m.
Wed., Feb. 12 WVIA Studios, Pittston, 6 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 13 Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, 6 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 13 Ware Center, Millersville Univ., Lancaster, 7 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 14 Webster’s Book Store & Café, State College, 9:30 a.m.
Sat., Feb. 15 Leavitt Audi., Univ. of the Arts, Philadelphia, 10 a.m.
Sat., Feb. 15 Allen Hall Audi., Mansfield Univ., Mansfield, 12:30 p.m.
Mon., Feb. 17 IUP Performing Arts Center, Indiana, 6:30 p.m. MORE INFO
Details on PCA's POL Program
The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) today announced the 2014 Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeships for Pennsylvania.
The grants will support twelve apprentices working with master artists in four counties. “We are proud to foster the passing down of traditional knowledge by a master artist to an apprentice. This allows traditional arts and skills to thrive,” said Phillip Horn, PCA executive director. “Through their commitment to their craft, folk and traditional artists sustain our state’s rich cultural heritage.” Grants are offered annually in either performing or craft traditions. They support a partnership between a master traditional artist and an apprentice, enabling them to share and develop advanced techniques or repertoire.
More Info, with list of recipients.
From Philip Horn, Executive Director, PCA:
2013 has been a challenging but rewarding year, with lots of changes with the PCA. New people, new ideas, new energy. We are making great progress to make things easier and better in our partnership with you to provide the best the arts can offer to our fellow Pennsylvanians. We look forward to working with you in this new year, 2014, and wish you the best in your creative endeavors. We are proud to support you.
AOAP and ENTRY eGRANT DEADLINE:
The deadline has been extended to January 27, 2014. Some publications still have the January 13 deadline. Disregard that date. Please call PCA, if you have questions. 717-787-6883 12/13/2013
A VISUAL NOTE FROM PHILADELPHIA MURAL ARTS
12/12/2013 A MUSICAL NOTE FROM PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CONSULTING (PD&C) APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2014 OPPORTUNITIES
PD&C applications are available online for professional development which includes hiring consultants to assist in addressing, for example, organizational issues and planning; providing support for attending conferences and providing funds to hire buses to attend to PA arts events.
Please click on the link below for further information Program Information
2013 GOVERNOR'S AWARDS RECIPIENTS IN HARRISBURG
The Governor's Awards recipients: Ron Desmett and Kathleen Mulcahy; Jerry Pinkney; Bill and Beverlee Lehr and the band, LIVE; with Governor Tom and First Lady Susan Corbett; Thad Mosley, sculptor of the award objects and Bob Lynch,President and CEO, Americans for the Arts.
Kyle Abraham, Dancer & Choreographer Named 2013 MacArthur Fellow Kyle is from Pittsburgh where he attended the Creative and Performing Arts High School. He also received a 2002 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship in Choreography. Congratulations!
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