Call for Proposals!

Are you working to support an excellent arts education for all learners? Are you ready to share that work with others? We are seeking virtual session proposals for the AEP’s Virtual Gathering, taking place this September.

If you have not yet submitted a concurrent session proposal,  we urge you to do it now. We anticipate asking presenters to include their session as part of our redesigned virtual programming. To give you time to think through what that might mean, we’re extending the submission date to May 29.

RFP Updates

The RFP guidelines state that proposals will be evaluated based on how well they “showcase new, emerging work and innovative practices that impact learners, educators or the learning environment,” as well as how well they show relevance to “the current arts education landscape and topics that are emerging.” Please know that our evaluation committee recognizes that the current environment is constantly changing, and it may be difficult to frame your proposals for these criteria. As an assurance, our priorities haven’t changed; we are still working for an excellent arts education for all learners, even if the context for that work is different.

Proposal Submission Deadline: 5 p.m. PDT Friday, May 29. Read the complete submission guidelines here.

Title: 2280 Pasos Bajo un Cielo Nublado | Artist: Hernán Jourdan | Medium: Film

When I was asked to create a work of art exploring literacy, I wanted to create a dance but I had no dancers or a studio, so I chose to use my own body in the space I had, my yard. Fluent Nature is video of micro-choreography that explores what cannot be expressed with words, how nature has its own language, and how placing the human body in nature changes the story.

Title: What Is Me and What Is Not Me | Artist: Alex Chadwell | Medium: Music

My thinking on arts and literacy centers around the concept of literacies and artmaking as both sense-making and meaning-making processes that organically and inevitably overlap, intersect, and reciprocate. Compositionally, What is me and what is not me is a sound collage of sorts (there is no notation for the piece, and I'd be hard pressed to recreate it accurately) that abstractly and aurally represents the relationships between literacies and artmaking.

Title: A Curious Honeybee | Artist: Gideon Young | Medium: Film

Offering welcome through traditional and digital elements of literacy, A Curious Honeybee provides an experiential learning environment by activating visual, musical, natural, and emotional literacies.

Title: Tercera Llamada | Artist: Karilú Forshee | Medium: Audio

La Carpa Theatre is a project that I am currently directing in the Detroit Latinx community. The project aims to strengthen and uplift youth voices through devised theatre, in the style of the Mexican Carpas. This audio was created in the theatrical environment envisioned for our project. The ways in which literacies are re-defined are at the heart of La Carpa Theatre's mission.

Title: Literaseas | Artist: MJ Robinson | Medium: Graphite and ink on paper with digital edits

Title: A Riddle | Artist: MJ Robinson | Medium: Graphite on paper with digital edits

Title: False Binaries | Artist: MJ Robinson | Medium: Graphite on paper with digital edits