Youth Art Month
Youth Art Month
A National Arts Advocacy Program
Congratulations to our 2017 Youth Art Month Flag Design winner, Linhdan D., grade 10, from South Dade Senior High School, and his teacher Judy Elkins.
Florida Art Education Association invites all art educators to participate in YAM activities! Celebrations can be as simple as a single class learning activity that focuses attention to the value of arts; or celebrations can involve collaborations which result in multi-school art exhibits. You can start with one thing that you already are doing successfully and design a way to share the value gained by your students- with parents, with school administrators, with the community, and/or with politicians.
Youth Art Month is celebrated during the month of March, but art successes from any time of the year deserve recognition. Please send a picture, description and or media article about advocacy events and it will be included in Florida's YAM national report. Label your email with the title 'YAM Event' and send it in anytime.
Get involved in Youth Art Month by submitting a student design for Florida’s Youth Art Month Flag competition. The theme for this year is, “United through Art.” Flag designs should communicate an aspect of Florida’s culture, history and/or geography. The use of the YAM logo is encouraged and the words “United through Art” should also be included.
One student flag design per student can be electronically submitted to FAEA’s website. Submissions will open in November and be accepted through the middle of January. Forms, as well as the YAM logo, can be found on this web page beginning in November.
The winning design will be exhibited along with other state YAM flags in New York at the NAEA Conference in March.
To submit your students' entries, Login to your FAEA Account.
A national arts advocacy program, Youth Art Month was initiated in 1961 by the ACMI (Art and Craft Materials Institute.) The CAE, (Council for Art Education, Inc.) administers the program along with the sponsorship of NAEA.
The goals of Youth Art Month are: