Youth Art Month
Youth Art Month
A National Arts Advocacy Program
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 to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 Design competition. The theme for this year is “Your Art, Your Story.” 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 “Your Art, Your Story” should also be included.
One student flag design per student can be electronically submitted to FAEA’s website. Submissions will open on October 1, 2018 and be accepted through January 18, 2019. Release forms are automatically generated with each submission. Signed release forms are due by January 25, 2019. The YAM logo is here.
The winning design will be exhibited along with other state YAM flags in Boston at the NAEA Conference in March.
Optional submission form to be uploaded.
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:
Congratulations to our 2018 Youth Art Month Flag Design winner, Jade Levy, grade 9, from Mays Conservatory of the Arts, and her teacher Gerald Obregon.