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Friday, April 22, 2016

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

2016 Submission Information

If you have a student(s) or large group ensemble you would like to be considered for Arts Alive! 2016, please complete the application form by selecting the appropriate link below. Submission criteria and information are given on each form.

DanceJanuary 17, 2016Donald Laney
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PosterJanuary 17, 2016Dr. Ray Lowther
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MusicJanuary 17, 2016William Cosby
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Pre-KindergartenJanuary 17, 2016Rhonda Fisher
Science in the ArtsMarch 5, 2016Robin Sizemore
TheatreJanuary 17, 2016Mike Stiles
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Visual ArtsJanuary 17, 2016Joe Semple
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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 eighth 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.