All the documents you need to participate in Youth Art Month and the YAM Flag Design Competition are available now for easy download!
The deadline for the YAM Flag contest is January 6th.
Please submit only your top 3 artworks.
Please address any YAM queries to Mrs. April Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual YAM Flag Files:
Info about YAM Flag Design 2015
Student Information-Student Artwork-Flag Release Form
Flag Program – Flag Entry Form
Individual YAM Report Files:
Getting Involved – Youth Art Month – Ideas for Celebration
Program Documentation – YAM Funding Report
Proclamations, Endorsements, Recognition – YouthArtMonthEndorsment Certificate
Program Documentation – Youth Art Month Activity Report
WHAT IS YOUTH ART MONTH?
Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers Youth Art Month at the national level. Festivities take place annually, traditionally culminating each March, to celebrate visual arts for grades K – 12. The Youth Art Month Program emphasizes the value of art education for all children, encourages support for quality school art programs, and promotes art material safety. Youth Art Month also provides a forum for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences that are not possible in other curriculum subjects. Started in 1961 through The Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) and in cooperation with the National Art Education Association (NAEA), Youth Art Month exists to:
1. Recognize art education as a viable factor in the total education curricula that develops citizens of a global society.
2. Recognize art is a necessity for the full development of better quality of life for all.
3. Direct attention to the value of art education for divergent and critical thinking.
4. Expand art programs in schools and stimulate new art programs.
5. Encourage commitment to the arts by students, community organizations, and individuals everywhere.
6. Provide additional opportunities for individuals of all ages to participate in creative art learning.
7. Increase community, business and governmental support for art education.
8. Increase community understanding and interest in art and art education through involvement in art exhibits, workshops, and other creative ventures.
9. Reflect and demonstrate the goals of the National Art Education Association that work toward the improvement of art education at all levels.
Council for Art Education is the national sponsor of Youth Art Month