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2020, Coming into Focus

Updated: Feb 7, 2021

By Michele Platis

Happy New Year! Recently your NMAEA Council held its first meeting of the year. The focus of the January meeting is always the working budget for the year that reflects our vision and goals for the year. Our main goal is to improve our current programs and add new programs in order to increase opportunities and resources for NMAEA membership.

Let’s take a look at what we have planned for 2020:

--> Happening Now: Student Merit Awards - Did you know that you can apply for funds to award to your Spring Arts Show winners? Each region in NM is allocated $225. Each school district and/or school (charter schools included) can apply for these funds. We want art teachers to use this money. All prizes awarded can only be granted to students whose art teacher is an active member of NMAEA. APPLY NOW

--> Happening Now: Regional Outreach Grants: We have heard you and we want more regional outreach too. We know many of you have some great ideas, so here’s your chance to make it happen. We have $250 grants that you can apply: (1) to connect members and potential members in an enjoyable social activity that will promote continued and expanded membership; (2) to challenge participants with professional learning opportunities in order to grow together as professional art educators; (3) to create a venue for members to share expertise and creative work as artists and educators; and/ or (4) to connect members to regional cultural arts resources. APPLY NOW For more information contact