PEACE (Partners in Education, Arts, & Community Empowerment)
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
ASSISTANCE IN ARTS EDUCATION GRANT PROJECT
Are you a high or middle school teacher or staff looking to make learning more inclusive and creative and help students to be more successful in College, Career, and Civic Readiness?
Are you an artist or cultural organization staff trying to expand your meaningful school engagement?
Join us, and discover arts integration through all curricular areas while building a network of education colleagues and cultural partners such as museums, science centers, galleries, performing arts centers, cinema arts, and multidisciplinary artists.
Patchogue Arts Council PEACE (Partners in Education, Arts, & Community Empowerment) empowers educators and cultural partners in Suffolk County middle and high schools to make more effective use of the arts for underrepresented students through College, Career, and Civic Readiness (CCCR) and Culturally Responsive-Sustaining education (CR-S).
This 1.8 million dollar project is funded by the US Department of Education which includes generous support for making a difference in your school by providing educators, teaching artists and cultural partners the opportunity to attend the Eastern Suffolk BOCES Arts Integration Institute. We are seeking a team of educators and cultural partners to design and implement projects that will increase student college, career, and civic readiness through the arts.
This unique and fully funded community of practice includes:
- Attendance at the PEACE Orientation June 21, 2023 (hosted via ZOOM).
- Attendance at the Summer Institute on June 27th & 28th, 2023.
- Monthly online gatherings to share best practices.
- Individualized coaching/mentoring as needed.
- Monthly “PEACE Nights Out” – VIP invitations to cultural gatherings, receptions and concerts for our PEACE participants.
- Professional Development opportunities for teaching artists.
- Funding for an arts-based project with your students.
- Stipends and CTLE credit for selected educators.
- Certificate of completion for all participants.
- Complimentary membership to the Museum of Contemporary Art L.I.
- Teaching materials for classroom use.
- Participation in a culminating Arts Conference for schools and community.
The PEACE project is the only Assistance in Arts Education (AAE) US Department of Education project on Long Island. If you would like to become part of this ground-breaking, inspirational, education-changing project please complete this online application.
The 2023 project year is limited to 15 educators and 15 teaching artists / cultural partners (one representative from a cultural partner).
Application Due Date: April 13, 2023
Selection Notification: May 1, 2023
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The PEACE project is committed to shaping a diverse, inclusive, and equitable art education community. We strive to create a welcoming and affirming environment where all individuals feel a sense of belonging. We strongly encourage applications from perspectives that have been historically underrepresented within our society, including but not limited to individuals who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), individuals who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, and individuals with disabilities*.
*The PEACE team understands these identity categories can be viewed as an umbrella terminology and should not be used when referencing a specific group or population. If you are mentioning a specific population or individual within these communities, use specific language to be as accurate as possible.