Youth Art Month is the primary advocacy tool for art education. It is the national celebration of student art and art education. It gives art educators a venue for sharing the quality art programs to their communities. Youth Art Month invites community members to endorse and proclaim the importance of art education in our schools. Art educators are encouraged to exhibit student artwork in their communities, participate in LAEA’s YAM Flag Design Contest and visit their legislators at Artists in the Capitol Day. Document your YAM activities and send them to our YAM Report Chair, found on the Contacts page of this website.
Download the 2016 YAM Contest Entry Form andRubric and have your school or class become part of something great !
Professional Development Scholarship Awards
These awards are available to any active LAEA members for professional development (i.e. assistance in attending an NAEA national convention or other professional development activity). To be eligible, a student member must be an LAEA member for one year and an active member must be an LAEA member for two years. Both must have participated in LAEA activities. With this submission of a scholarship request, members understand and agree to both attend and present at the next LAEA Fall Conference if they are awarded a scholarship.
Artists in the Capitol Day will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016 in Baton Rouge in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building. All entries will be on display beginning at 9:45. The ceremony begins with music at 10:45 and will honor the winners of the YAM Flag Design Contest and the State and National Level teacher award nominees.
All are welcome to picnic on the Arsenal Grounds at 12:00, weather permitting. A tour of the Capitol Building will be held at 1:00 for the winners and their families.
At around 2:00, the winners will be presented on the floor of the Louisiana House of Representatives. Hope to see you there with your winners!
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