Student Opportunities

Student Centered Programs through which the Alliance engages Missouri Students.

Training the next generation
of arts advocates
Show-Me Arts 

Annual Celebration of  Arts Education at the
Missouri State Capitol
Fine Arts Education Day 


Showcase student artwork selected by Missouri Senators and displayed at the Missouri Capitol.

Senate Student Arts Exhibition

Represent Missouri at the
National Arts Advocacy Summit
in Washington D.C.

National Student Arts Advocate Award 

Video Contest
open to students and adults
Share your story and love for the arts!
MAAE Video Contest 

>Learn more about the awards here.

Nominate teachers, administrators or districts as Arts Education and Advocacy Champions
Nomination Form

Students Gr 3-12
Tell your story of how the arts positively impact
your school experience.
MAAE Student Essay Contest 

Connecting students from rural and urban communities as they explore fine arts, literary arts, food and culture through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Learn more

Missouri Academies
for Gifted and Talented Students

Both academies are free, with no student fees in 2024!

Missouri Fine Arts Academyt

Nominations/Applications due soon!  Learn more

Missouri Scholars Academyt

Nominations/Applications are due soon! - Learn more

Poetry Out Loud
recitation and resources for your school

Key dates 2024:

January 21 School competitions completed

February 25 Regional competitions completed

February 26 Regional champion report due

March 6 & 7 State championship [Jefferson City]

March 21 State champion information due

April 30-May 2 National contest [Washington DC

Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition for high school students across the country. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. 

For more information:

Jenni Ryan - Missouri Arts Council Arts Education Program Specialist

MAAE Awards
recognizing excellence in arts education and advocacy

MAAE Awards
recognizing excellence in arts education and advocacy

Is there a teacher you know who is espcially creative and innovative?

Are the Principals, Coordinators or Superintendents to support the arts?

Is your school or district distinctive in its offerings for arts education?

Are there people in your community or who work in a   who are great advocates for the arts and arts ed?

Nominate them today! Nomination Form

Nominations/Applications are due by January 31.

The MAAE greatly appreciates the financial support provided by the Francis Family Foundation and the MAAE member organizations for
Fine Arts Education Day.

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