The West Virginia Department of Education will host its eighth annual arts showcase, Arts Alive! Friday, April 4, 2014, at the Clay Center in Charleston. The lobby showcase will open at 6:30 P.M. with mainstage events to begin at 7:00. Admission is free and open to the public. Tickets are available from the Clay Center box office. Please call 304-561-3570.
Representatives to the planning committee include members of all major arts education professional organizations in West Virginia: The West Virginia Art Education Association, The West Virginia Music Educators Association, and West Virginia Thespians.
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For further information, email the WVDE Coordinator for the Arts, Christi Camper at email@example.com.
Arts Alive is seeking an original student logo for Arts Alive 2014.
The design represents ARTS ALIVE 2014, the West Virginia Department of Education's annual event to showcase dance, music, theatre, and visual art. The Arts Alive Planning Committee will select the winning design. The winning entry may be used for publicity purposes and the program cover.
For details and the electronic entry form, visit:
Dance students from West Virginia high schools are encouraged to submit electronic auditions for the Arts Alive! Dance Ensemble, under the direction of Donald Laney.
For details and the electronic entry form, please visit:
Music performance(s) for Arts Alive may be chosen from a combination of WVMEA adjudicated events. These events include West Virginia Music Educators Association's annual statewide Solo and Ensemble Festival and may also be selected from the Honors Groups recognized at the West Virginia Music Educators Association conference.
If your students are not attending or featured at WVMEA Annual Teacher In-Service but have a piece you would like to be considered for the Arts Alive performance, please visit:
Science In the Arts Submission
High school students may submit an entry for a visual arts product which they have created to represent Science in the Arts. The submitted piece must be an example of a student using and explaining the science process used to create an artwork or a student demonstrating an understanding the science of the materials used to create the artwork.
For details and the electronic entry form, visit the following:
The Prize to the student winning Science in the Arts is $200. This cash prize is made possible by Governor Tomblin, through the Cabinet Secretary for the Department of Education and the Arts. This continued support and generosity has enabled the addition of a teacher award for Science in the Arts, 2014. Arts Alive celebrates teachers, who collaborate with, guide and inspire their students. The mentor teacher, as identified by the winning student, will also receive an honorarium. The mentor teacher can be the winning student's art teacher and/or science teacher. We look forward to seeing how teachers encourage their high school students to explore, research, and present information about the relationships between two seemingly different subjects.
Theatre performance(s) for Arts Alive may be chosen at the West Virginia State Thespian Festival. Scenes, superior monologues, musical theatre acts, and etcetera will all be considered at the Festival.
If you will not be attending the Festival in March but have something you would like to be considered for the Arts Alive performance, please visit:
Art Exhibit Set-up
A group of high school students are selected each year to join Arts Alive in setting up the Grand Hall arts exhibit at the Clay Center! Teachers: Please click on the following link for information on how to apply:
Arts Alive Mission Statement
Arts Alive is 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 and festivals throughout West Virginia, a competitive submission process, and/or by invitation. In its eighth year, Arts Alive 2014 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 and the work of young artists is celebrated.