Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network
The Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Network (KCAAEN) recognizes individuals, schools, and organizations that demonstrate outstanding support for the arts. Partnering with other national education organizations in the evaluation process and recognition events, KCAAEN recognition programs encourage outstanding work that makes the arts an essential part of a student's education.
Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network and National School Boards Association Award Program
(KCAAEN and NSBA Award)
The nomination deadline and forms for the 2014 KCAAEN and NSBA Award will be posted by June 2013.
Since 1989, the KCAAEN and the National School Boards Association (NSBA) have provided an annual award to a school board(s) that has demonstrated support for and commitment to high-quality arts education in its school district. This national award recognizes districts that have included all four major artistic disciplines - visual arts, music, theater and dance - in their programs.
The award program involves one school board per state that comprises the maximum national pool of nominees. Final selection is made by a national panel of arts educators and arts administrators including representatives of the KCAAEN and NSBA. The national award is presented every year at the annual national conference of the NSBA. School boards in every U.S. state are eligible for nomination regardless of whether their state has a State Alliance.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Schools of Distinction in Arts Education Award Program
Launched in 1999, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Schools of Distinction in Arts Education Awards Program recognizes schools that have done an outstanding job of making the arts essential to the education of their students. The state-level awards provide an important opportunity to honor schools and the role they play in providing a creative learning environment for outstanding student achievement.
The state level award program involves any eligible schools in states with a participating State Alliance. Participating State Alliances may use the following sample materials to run the award program in their state.