Arts Teacher of the Year Awards 2018
Finalists
Dance
Alina Guerrero-Pena,Dillard Center for the Arts / 6-12 Center

Theatre
Meagan Nagy, Ramblewood Middle School

Music
Christopher Dorsey,Dillard Center for the Arts/Dillard 6-12

Marcos Joel Rodriguez, Avant Garde Academy of Broward

Visual Art
Scott Berg, Walker Elementary

Shannon Furst,CoralGlades High SchoolPerformances
Parkway Middle School Jazz
Turnaround Arts National Performance Group
 Florida Children's Theatre
Kunya Rowley, Opera Singer
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ArtsEd Forever! 2018 Awards Presentation
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
 Abdo New River Room, 201 Southwest 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
 
For more information, please contact:
 Tayina Deravile

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Honoring exemplary arts educators working in schools and communities with cash awards and recognition throughout the year.

Exceptional and Outstanding Contributions to Arts Education Awards 
An individual and an organization each receive a cash award to recognize significant contributions to arts education.

This event is made possible by a partnership among:

PNC
School Board of Broward County
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
Jodi & Paul Tanner
Broward Cultural Council
and other generous sponsors.

For more than 30 years, Broward Cultural Division, the School Board of Broward County, Florida, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and other generous private sector donors have called attention to the importance of arts education in Broward County schools.
 
ArtsEd Forever! is an advocacy, awareness and recognition program that highlights best practices in schools and communities. Each year, a culminating event and reception is held at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. It features exhibitions and performances by student and professional artists, along with presentations of cash awards to educators, schools and organizations for their exemplary service.
 
 
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Awards to Educators, Schools and Organizations

 
Arts Teacher of the Year
 
One (1) Arts Teacher of the Year Award, and two (2) Finalist Awards are presented for each artistic discipline, (dance, music, theater and visual arts). Each recipient of the Arts Teacher of the Year Award receives a $3,000 cash award and a $500 cash contribution to their arts program at their school.  Each finalist receives a $1,000 cash award.
 
Eligible are teachers from public, charter and private schools, whose primary assignment is in an arts discipline, including dance, drama, music, visual arts, literary, and media arts (photography, film, and video); preference is given to arts teachers who are certified in the arts discipline they teach.  Awards are presented at the annual ArtsEd Forever! event.
 
Deadline to Apply was Friday February 16, 11:59 pm.

Teaching Artist of the Year
 
“A teaching artist is a practicing professional artist with the complementary skills and sensibilities of an educator, who engages people in learning experiences in, through, and about the arts.” Eric Booth.
 
One (1) Teaching Artist of the Year Award, and two (2) Finalist Awards are presented. The recipient of the Teaching Artist of the Year Award receives a $3,000 cash award.  Each finalist receives a $1,000 cash award. Awards are presented at the annual ArtsEd Forever! event.
 
Deadline to Apply was Friday March 16, 2018, 11:59pm
 
Outstanding Contributions to Arts Education
 
Two (2) awards are presented under this category, one (1) to an individual, and the other to an organization.  Candidates are nominated by members of the community.  Recipients demonstrate significant, on-going contributions to arts education in Broward County in many different ways: originality of contributions; awareness and advocacy efforts to further educate teachers, students and/or community; and use of arts resources that extend into the community and state levels.  Each recipient receives a $1,000 cash award.  Awards are presented at the annual ArtsEd Forever! event.
 
Deadline to Nominate an Individual or Organization was March 30th, 2018, 11:59 pm.