Awards to recognize Niagara’s arts educators
Three Niagara arts organizations have launched the Excellence in Arts Education Awards, recognizing Niagara teachers. Awards will be handed out this fall. FILE PHOTO
Niagara’s arts educators will be celebrated during an awards ceremony this fall.
Nominations will open March 29 to recognize Niagara’s elementary school teachers who excel at fostering a passion for arts and culture with their students. Dubbed the Excellence in Arts Education Awards, three recipients will be announced in November.
The awards are a joint effort by Niagara arts organizations Carousel Players, Rodman Hall Arts Centre and the Niagara Symphony Orchestra.
Symphony spokeswoman B.J. Armstrong says the awards will go to teachers going “above and beyond in the delivery of the arts curriculums” in Niagara’s schools.
“The positive impact is indisputable, but these amazing teachers often work unacknowledged and we want to change that,” she says. “Shine a light on their great work.”
Awards will be given out under the banner Champions of the Arts in drama, music and visual arts.
A launch party announcing the awards will take place March 29 at Rodman Hall from 5 to 7 p.m.
Once announced, nominations will be accepted until June 12.
“We are all passionate about the incredible value of arts education for young people, and want to celebrate those teachers who not only excel teaching the arts curriculum, but are also integrating the arts throughout their teaching of all subjects,” says Armstrong.