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Sorenson Legacy Awards for Excellence in Arts Education

Awards to Utah Public School Educators
for Outstanding Arts Instruction

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Utah State Board of Education (USBE)

Deadline Date:

02/16/18

Description:

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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. These awards will recognize 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.

Children and teenage students need a well-rounded education that addresses the whole child. The study of drama, dance, music, and the visual arts helps students explore realities, relationships, and ideas that cannot be expressed simply in words or numbers. Beverley Taylor Sorenson worked tirelessly to promote the arts as an avenue for students to develop voice, sustain engagement in school, and evoke reflection and response. The Sorenson Legacy Awards for Excellence in Arts Education will recognize the essential nature of education in the arts for Utah’s students, distinguish those educators who embrace the arts, and ensure that Beverley's legacy will continue on.

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: February 16, 2018.

The awards will be presented at an elegant dinner in April 2018.

Contact Information:

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

Nomination Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfYqLOxWj4rm6Oi6oPqGuz082onmYcsPtUcgPBMWRKOMXMn6A/viewform

Cathy Jensen, Specialist
(801) 538-7793
cathy.jensen@schools.utah.gov

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Utah