Service Leadership Advocacy


Youth Art Month

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 and Rubric 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.

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Artist in the Capitol Day 2016

The ceremony will be held in the Louisiana  State Capitol Building Lobby .

On that day, our Youth Art Month Flag winners and contest participants were honored. Winning artists received commendation certificates from Louisiana House and Senate members.

Art Educators who have received awards in 2015 will be presented with commendation certificates as well.

Events of the day include an Awards Ceremony and Tour of the Capitol Building, and an art exhibit of all YAM Flag contest entries will take place in the Memorial Hall.

We were proud to recognize and celebrate with as many participants (parents, students and teachers) at this prestigious event.