MAAE

Awards • Recognition Celebration

The Missouri Alliance for Arts Education supports and recognizes excellence in arts education in several ways. We work to support opportunities for student excellence including

  • all-state performance ensembles in theatre and music

  • visual art exhibits of exemplary student work

  • featured performances at Missouri's Fine Arts Education Day

  • student competitions in the areas of arts advocacy with prizes for both recipient and school.

  • advocacy work on behalf of the Missouri Fine Arts Academy and the Missouri Scholar's Academy

There are other opportunities to honor and recognize individuals for their contributions to arts education made by students, teachers, administrators, school buildings, school districts, elected officials, and community members.

Typically these honorees are recognized at the annual MAAE Fine Arts Education Day celebrations in Jefferson City at the state capitol building each spring.

Access more information about each of these using the links above and below - or by using the Submenu under "Celebrations" in the navigation bar.

MAAE National Student Arts Advocate Award

This annual award gives a Missouri high school arts student the opportunity to go to Washington, D. C. in the spring to participate in the annual Arts Advocacy Day, sponsored by Americans for the Arts. The contest for the award is open to all Missouri high school students who participate in at least one arts program and are in good standing at their school.

National Student Arts Advocate Award

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MAAE Student Video Contest

The Missouri Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE) is looking for future filmmakers, media moguls or roving TV reporters to enter a student video contest highlighting the importance of arts education in Missouri schools. The MAAE is dedicated to showing why it is important to have fine arts instruction in every school, for every child, every day. We draw attention to the creative skills the arts develop in students of all ages and backgrounds. Through this contest, students join in the Alliance's advocacy mission and display, through video, why the arts are a vital part of education at every level.

MAAE Student Video Awards

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MAAE Student Essay Contest

Students in grades 3-12 are invited to participate in the MAAE Fine Arts Education Day Essay Contest. A student may choose one of the following topics for the essay:

  • How has music, visual art, dance (if it is offered in your school as a class) or drama (theatre) influenced you or your life as a student?

  • Why is it important for every school to provide instruction in the arts to every child every day?

MAAE Student Essay Contest

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MAAE Schools of Excellence Awards

This award recognizes schools that have done an outstanding job of making the arts essential to the education of their students. The awards provide an important opportunity to honor schools and the role they play in providing a creative learning environment for outstanding student achievement.

MAAE Schools of Excellence Awards

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MAAE Creativity and Innovation in Teaching Award

The Missouri Alliance for Arts Education recognizes a fine arts educator for creativity and innovation in teaching a visual or performing arts class. Students, teachers, administrators, parents and community members may nominate a teacher for this award. Recipients are typically honored at the annual MAAE Fine Arts Education Day at the State Capitol.

MAAE MAAE Creativity and Innovation in Teaching Award

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MAAE Arts Education Community Champion

This award recognizes a community member who is not a staff member at a school who has supported an arts education program in a special and meaningful way. The candidate can be nominated by students, teachers, administrators, or other community members. A nomination letter no longer than 500 words should describe the person’s actions and attributes that have contributed to that arts program success. Please send the email no later than January 31st to director@moaae.org.

MAAE Arts Education Community Champion Award

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MAAE Administrator of the Year Award

MAAE has developed an awards program to recognize an outstanding school administrator who shows tremendous support for fine arts education and fine arts educators. Send an e-mail to director@moaae.org telling us why your nominee deserves this award. The deadline for nominations is January 31st.


MAAE Administrator of the Year Award

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MAAE & MSBA
School District of Distinction in Arts Education Award Award

MAAE and partner organization the Missouri School Boards Association (MSBA) School District of Distinction in Arts Education award is presented to a Missouri school board that has demonstrated support for and commitment to high-quality arts education. The award recognizes districts that include high-quality fine arts education in their district programming. The winning school board, chosen by the MAAE and MSBA, receives a plaque for display in the district.

MAAE and MSBA School District of Distinction in Arts Education Award

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MAAE State Government Advocate for Arts Education Award

MAAE recognizes two government officials each year—one elected and one appointed—who have demonstrated consistent and committed support for arts education in Missouri. The winners will be nominated by the MAAE Board, however, suggestions for potential winners are always welcome. The winner will be recognized at Fine Arts Education Day in March.


MAAE State Government Advocate for Arts Education Award

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