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Friday, April 28, 2017

Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences
Charleston, WV

Art Exhibit @ 6:00 p.m. - Performance @ 7:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Dr. Ray Lowther, Arts Coordinator - 304-558-5325 or ray.lowther@k12.wv.us

2017 Submission Information

If you have a student(s) or large group ensemble you would like to be considered for Arts Alive! 2017, please complete the application form by selecting the appropriate link below. Submission criteria and information are given on each form.

AreaDeadlineContactDigital
Submission
DanceFebruary 17, 2017
(Acceptance notification will be on or before March 3, 2017)
Donald Laney
djamesl2002@yahoo.com
Click here
PosterJanuary 20, 2017
(Acceptance notification will be on or before February 2, 2017)
Dr. Ray Lowther
ray.lowther@k12.wv.us
Click here
MusicMarch 3, 2017
(Acceptance notification will be on or before March 17, 2017)
William Cosby
cosbywl@gmail.com or wcosby@k12.wv.us
Click here
Pre-KindergartenMarch 10, 2017Rhonda Fisher
rffisher@k12.wv.us
No electronic form available. Instead, please refer to the guidelines, and when you are ready to enter, download this entry form.
Science In the ArtsApril 7, 2017Robin Sizemore
robin.sizemore@k12.wv.us
Click here
TheatreMarch 17, 2017
(Acceptance notification will be on or before March 31, 2017)
Michael Stiles
mstiles@k12.wv.us
Click here
Visual ArtFebruary 17, 2017
(Acceptance notification will be on or before March 15, 2017)
Joe Semple
jsemple@k12.wv.us
Click here

Additionally, you may view all the submission guidelines for every arts discipline listed in this table.

Arts Alive Mission Statement

Arts Alive is the West Virginia Department of Education's annual event to showcase outstanding arts education programs and student achievements in public schools. The work included in Arts Alive is selected from state arts conferences, festivals and exhibits throughout West Virginia; a competitive submission process; and/or by invitation. Arts Alive is in its eleventh year and has expanded collaborations and interdisciplinary partnerships to include work from the following areas: Dance, Music, Pre-Kindergarten, Science in the Arts, Theatre and Visual Arts. Students perform and exhibit work before an audience of students, family members, educators, policy makers, leaders, advocates and philanthropists.

Arts Alive aims to support developing and established arts programs in public schools throughout West Virginia; inspire local education systems to embrace the arts as an essential part of every child's education; and empower the broader learning community to advocate for comprehensive arts education in public schools.

Arts Alive is dedicated to arts education in West Virginia and remains committed to providing a venue where the arts are paramount, inspired teaching is honored, and the work of young artists is celebrated.