The Arts – Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual, and Media Arts – are essential components of a complete and well-rounded education. Through the Arts, we share and celebrate humanity’s highest achievements and develop enduring historical and cultural understandings of ourselves and the world around us. A balanced, comprehensive, and sequential program of study in the Arts allows Arizona’s students to learn and practice 21st-Century skills and behaviors that foster critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creative problem solving. The Arts seamlessly integrate with other disciplines and subject areas to create engaging and rigorous learning opportunities for all students. Instruction in the Arts builds discipline, enhances self-esteem, inspires creativity, fosters linguistic, numeric, and aesthetic literacy, and encourages students to make and reach personal and academic goals. Preparing students with the skills to thrive in the 21st century and to pursue a future in the creative industries, if they choose, is the goal of a high-quality arts education. As of 2016, Arizona employs 91,878 people in arts related jobs. Explore the diverse career possibilities of an arts education!
The mission of the Arizona Department of Education Arts Education is to provide support to Arts educators, classroom teachers, school and district administrators, and Arts stakeholders – including Arts and education organizations, community groups, and service organizations – so that every student has the opportunity to experience the power and beauty of the Arts, and the joy, creativity, and intellectual stimulation that instruction in the Arts provides.
For more information and to apply for the Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency, click here!
Arizona Department of Education is thrilled to announce the opening of the application period for the Arts Consumables Grant!
The $10 Million Arts Consumables Grant will provide successful LEA applicants with $1000 per full-time arts teacher to purchase arts consumables such as paints, brushes, sheet music, dance props, theatrical costumes, and much more. These materials will not only enhance the learning environment but also inspire students to explore their artistic talents and discover new passions.
We encourage all LEAs throughout Arizona to apply for this grant opportunity. Whether you have teachers who teach visual arts, music, theater, dance, or any other artistic discipline, their dedication to your students and commitment to arts education is valued and appreciated.
To acquire the funds for the Arts Consumables Grant, please follow the links and directions below to begin the application process. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2023.
• LEAs must be registered in the Arizona Procurement Portal (APP) before ADE can enter a contract with them. If your LEA is not registered in APP that process will need to be completed before submitting an application for the available funds. You can get information on how to register at https://spo.az.gov/suppliers/how-do-business-state • After APP access is established, LEAs must also complete the following documents and return them to: [email protected]