Division of Arts Education News and Documents


The Arts Update below contains brief descriptions of initiatives and collaborations of the Ohio Department of Education's Division of Arts. The update is provided to Ohio's statewide arts organizations. Please click on the link below to open the PDF.

Documents Related to the Arts Education in Ohio

The documents below include images and statements by educators who participated in the 2010 Teachers as Artists Exhibit hosted by the Ohio Department of Education and the East Central Ohio Art Education Association. View their creative images and their responses to the question: How do you use your imagination as an artist and teacher?

Below are the first place award essays from the 2010 and 2009 art criticism component of the Governor's Youth Art Exhibit that teachers may use as an example to encourage students to think and write about art.

Links and Threads ... A Newsletter for Arts Partners

Published by the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio Department of Education, Links and Threads is an electronic newsletter for district and school leaders, educators and their arts partners. Its purpose is to assist school leaders in making arts learning a more integral part of the core curriculum and achieving the greatest advantage possible from the arts for their students.

The publication builds upon knowledge gained through the 2004 National Endowment for the Arts Summer Institute for School Leaders, promotes dialogue about the role of arts learning in school improvement, shares success stories and provides news about arts-related developments and opportunities. To open the PDF, click on the title below.

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