FAAE is now accepting applications for the Florida Arts Model Schools Partner School Program, click here for more details.

Arts Integration Symposia Series
Registration is now open!

State Teacher/Artist Residency 
Applications are now open!

Careers Workshops for Middle and High School Students – Designing Your Creative Future.
Register and reserve your spot for a workshop in your regions.

Find out what’s happening at our Arts Achieve Model Schools
at the new Spotlight on Arts Achieve Model Schools Page

Scholarship Opportunity for Arts Students
The Arts for Life! Scholarship Program annually awards $2,000 scholarships to 25 graduating high school seniors in Florida.
Click here for information and to apply.

Grant Opportunity! 2015 NATF Application Now Available!

Job Notices:

Kennedy Center Spring Internship in Education
National Partnerships is looking for an intern to work with us during the Spring semester! Click for more information and the online application.

Any Given Child Sarasota
Program Manager & Arts Integration Specialist and Ambassadors Needed
Click for details.

Both Arts Integration series are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Dept. of State, Div. of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Programming is funded in part by:

Make plans to attend the Annual FAAE Arts Leadership Summit


Christie Bassett
Florida’s 2014 Teacher of the Year Elementary Art

Suzette Surkamer
Executive Director


Careers Workshop for Middle & High School Students

brought to you by FAAE & FLDOE


Howard Middle School of the Arts (Orange County) has already reserved a bus to bring students to the Central Florida workshop…
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Where they’ll meet the Mobile Experience Bus from
Full Sail University

February 28, 2015

8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

March 14, 2015

University of Florida,
Digital Worlds
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

April 11, 2015

Florida International University
With Young Arts-Miami
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Click here for more information.

Florida Arts Model Schools Partnership Program

The purpose of the Partner Schools Program is to pair Florida Arts Model School designees with rural and/or underserved schools in order to improve and/or enhance the arts education programs in the rural and/or underserved schools.  Schools located in a designated rural county (Baker, Bradford, Calhoun, Columbia, DeSoto, Dixie, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Glades, Gulf, Hamilton, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Nassau, Okeechobee, Putnam, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Wakulla, Walton, or Washington Counties) with no arts programs taught within the student day by certified arts instructors, or schools that offer minimal programs in need of development (taught within the student day by one or fewer certified arts educators,) are invited to apply for a partnership with a Florida Arts Model School.  Staff from the model schools and partnered schools will receive scholarships and travel expenses to be used toward attending the 2015 FAAE Arts Leadership Summit in Orlando June 11-13.  Click here for more details and to apply for an assigned partnership.

 Spring of 2015 will mark the sixth year of the FAAE Arts Integration Symposia Series.  The AISS provides unique programming in three regions of the state and targets educators in all subject matters, community arts organizations, teaching artists, and interested citizens.  The AISS provides professional development, identifies resources and best practices, disseminates information regarding state and national policy and delivers regional advocacy training.  The goal of the AISS is to improve the professional practices of educators and teaching artists through professional development.  In addition to a morning filled with sessions on arts integration, FAAE is partnering with Very Special Arts – Florida, and the Florida Music Educators Association to offer sessions in the afternoon.  The AISS will take place in three regions in the spring of 2015.
AISS - South Florida

May 16, 2015
Nova Southeastern University
Ft. Lauderdale

AISS - Gulf Coast

April 18, 2015
University of South Florida

AISS - Central Florida

May 2, 2015
Atlantic High School
Daytona Beach

Click here for for regional dates and to register.

Jayne Ellspermann Named 2015 National Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals

Jayne has been a principal for 24 years and during that time has been recognized for her community service, school achievement, and support of the arts in education. West Port High School, where she has been principal for the past 11 years, was one of the first schools recognized as an Arts Achieve Model School and her school has proudly held that honor to the present. She is a member of the FAAE board of directors and served as President of FAAE 2007-2009. She is currently on the board of directors and president elect for the Florida School Music Association. We celebrate her commitment to her school, her students, her community, and the arts. Click here for more details.

Instructional Design Training for ESE Arts Teachers

The Instructional Design Training for ESE Arts Teachers program trains certified arts educators to design and use interactive modules to differentiate instruction and improve access to quality arts education for ESE students.  Teachers use comprehensive and user-friendly educational software to design technology-based learning and/or assessment tools for use in their content areas.  Participants develop at least one product for immediate classroom use that teaches and/or assesses the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in arts courses to ESE students in mainstreamed or self-contained ESE arts classrooms. Click here for more details.