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Sorenson Legacy Awards for Excellence in Arts Education

Awards to Utah Public School Educators
for Outstanding Arts Instruction

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Utah State Board of Education (USBE)

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Awards to Utah public school educators to recognize contributions to arts learning. Educators will be recognized for outstanding instruction in the disciplines of music, visual arts, dance, drama, arts integration, and administration. This award program recognizes the essential nature of education in the arts for Utah’s students and distinguish those educators who embrace the arts with excellence in their practice.

Elementary Award Categories:
-Arts Integration
-Dance Instruction
-Drama Instruction
-Exemplary Arts Education Administration
-Music Instruction
-Visual Arts Instruction

Elementary/Secondary Combined Award Category:
-Exemplary Arts Education Administration

Secondary Award Categories:
-Dance Instruction
-Drama Instruction
-Exemplary Arts Education Administration
-Music Instruction
-Visual Arts Instruction

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179997

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each recipient will receive an artistic award for display, along with a cash award of $2,500, with an additional $2,500 awarded to the recipient’s school/district for the purpose of supporting the arts program.

In addition, $5,000 will be awarded for an exemplary arts program or initiative in a public school or district.

Finally, a Lifetime Achievement Award in Arts Education will be given for exemplary service over a career. The recipient of this award will be nominated by a selection committee, and will also receive $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nominated educators must be licensed in Utah.

Pre-Application Information:

Educators and/or public citizens are invited to submit nominations in the appropriate categories.

Application deadline is March 1, 2019.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Nomination Form:

Cathy Jensen, Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7793

Tamara Burnside, Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7646

Karen Tolley, Office Assistant
Phone: (801) 538-7503

Utah State Board of Education
250 East 500 South
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200

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USA: Utah