Deadline to Register for the Poetry Out Loud Recitation Competition is Friday December 20th!

Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition to high schools across the country. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. The competition is a state to national event held in early spring.
It’s not too late to register! Check out this video to learn more about the program. Register by contacting Martha Lavieri, Poetry Out Loud Rhode Island
Program Coordinator at 401-282-0304.

Applications now open for GiveMe5 2020 Teen Film Labs

RISCA is excited to announce the dates for the 2020 GiveMe5 Labs! These filmmaking labs are free and open to any high school student looking to learn the ins and outs of what it takes to make a film. Students will work collaboratively in groups guided by film teachers to write, shoot, and edit a short film all in one day!
This year’s theme will be “No Dialogue.” Students will be challenged to make a film using cinematic language and sound design to tell a story without words. The lab will focus on key camera angles, foley sound effects, and image composition. Students interested in taking part can fill out the application form here.
The dates and locations for this year’s labs are March 7 at Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts in Providence; and March 14 at University of Rhode Island in Kingston.

Maggie Anderson Elected Secretary of State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education!

Maggie Anderson (back row, left) with SEADAE colleagues at the NAEA offices in Virginia

In September, Maggie Anderson, RISCA’s Arts in Education Director, was elected Secretary and appointed to the Executive Board of  the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) . SEADAE consists of those persons at state education agencies whose responsibility is education in the arts (Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts). Maggie has been representing RI as a SEADAE member since May of 2018.  The organization provides a collective voice for leadership on issues affecting arts education nationally. Until Maggie’s appointment, RI did not have SEADAE representation.

Congratulations to Maggie on this honor, and thank you for your work ensuring that RI has a prominent voice at the table where national arts education policy is being discussed and developed!