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Broward County > Cultural Home > Arts Education > About the Program

29th Annual Arts Teacher
of the Year Awards

Recognizing Outstanding Educators in the Arts &
Presenting Exceptional Arts Students from Broward County Schools

The Arts Teacher of the Year Award Program highlights exceptional arts teachers in schools and communities and provides an educational and career development opportunity for arts students to gain valuable experience performing in a high quality, professional institution..

The 29th Annual Arts Teacher of the Year Awards is open to arts teachers in Broward County public, charter and private schools.   

School Teachers - eligible are arts teachers in Broward County public, charter and private schools.  There are four (4) categories of awards - Dance, Music, Theater and Visual Arts and there will be one (1) Arts Teacher of the Year Award for each category.

Teaching Artists - eligible are teaching artists who are listed in Broward Cultural Division's Arts Education Directory.

Recipients of the Arts Teacher of the Year Awards will receive an assortment of cash, gifts and public recognition from the Program's sponsors, the Broward Cultural Division, Business for the Arts of Broward, the School Board of Broward County, Florida, Broward Center for the Performing Arts and other generous private sector donors.

Benefits to Applicants

  1. School Teachers will receive a $1,500 cash award and a $500 cash award for the art program at their school, and the Teaching Artist will receive a $1,000 cash award.
  2. Tiffany Crystal Apple
  3. Gifts from Arts and Cultural Organizations
  4. Featured in various publications

Selection Process

Recipients of Arts Teacher of the Year Awards are selected based upon the evaluation, scoring and ranking of applications and classroom visits. The Selection Process is conducted by the Arts Teacher of the Year Awards Selection Panel.

The Arts Teacher of the Year Awards Selection Panel is composed of members of the Broward Cultural Council's Arts Education Committee.  The Arts Education Committee is composed of arts educators and professionals, representatives of arts and cultural organizations, and major institutional partners such as the School Board of Broward County, Florida and the Children's Services Council of Broward County. The Committee works in collaboration to strengthen Broward County's arts education coalition and expand access to arts education in schools and communities.

 Deadlines

School Based Teachers

Application Release:  

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Application Workshop:    

 


CANCELLED
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 5.30pm
Broward County Government Center Room 301 115 South Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Application Deadline:  

Monday, June 2, 2014

Panel Review & Scoring:     

June – August, 2014

Announcement of Finalists:

Thursday, September 4, 2014

 Classroom Visits:

September – October, 2014

Teaching Artists

Application Release:    

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Application Workshop:

 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 5:30pm
 Broward County Government Center Room 301 115 South Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Application & Nomination Letter for all information    

Monday, September 8, 2014


Announcement of All Winners:
  

November, 2014 at the 29th Annual Event at Broward Center for the Performing Arts

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Performance Showcase
Presenting Exceptionally Arts Students from Broward County Schools

The 2014 Performance Showcase will present selected performing and visual arts artists and ensembles recognized through local, state and national competitions as exceptionally talented in their pursuit of artistic excellence.

Top performers from Broward County Schools will showcase their skills during the 29th Annual Arts Teacher of the Year Awards event at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Broward County's cultural embassy and arts complex.  The 2014 Performance Showcase provides an opportunity for Broward's remarkable arts students to gain valuable, career experience performing in a high quality, professional, performing arts institution.

Please send inquiries to artsteacheroftheyear@broward.org,
or call Grace Kewl-Durfey at (954) 357-7869



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