Project Description

Regional Arts Ed Day

Our annual conference for educators, artists, administrators, funders, and others looking for a rich exchange of arts ed ideas.

Registration for Regional Arts Ed Day 2020 is now closed. Thanks to all who registered! If we didn’t catch you this time, sign up for our mailing list for news on other upcoming learning opportunities.

The next Regional Arts Ed Day will take place on February 17, 2020, in Cornell School District. The day will feature artist, activist, and 1Hood Media co-founder and CEO Jasiri X as our headliner. Presenters from across the region will offer 8 different concurrent sessions in the morning and afternoon. Breakfast and lunch are included in the cost of registration. Act 48 credits will be offered to those who attend.

An educator smiles as she looks at the result of her batik process.

Southwestern PA’s premier arts ed convening

Arts Ed Collaborative has held Regional Arts Ed Day since 2004. Thousands of arts educators and other stakeholders have participated in hundreds of concurrent sessions since that time.

In 2018, our theme was Honoring Tradition, Demanding Progress. Vocalist, educator, and composer Anqwenique Kinsel was the first of our two co-keynotes. Her contributions to the region’s arts scene span genres and age groups and serve as a model for artists and educators in Southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond. Check out the full text of her keynote for more. Arts Ed Collaborative hired Anqwenique as our next director of programs in February 2020.

Our second co-keynote was Eric Booth, who was also keynote speaker at the 1998 Arts Education Congress that eventually gave birth to AEC. He has taught at Juilliard, Stanford, NYU, the Kennedy Center, and elsewhere. In addition, Booth piloted teaching artist programs and certifications and delivered the keynote lecture at the first UNESCO arts education conference in 2006.

2018 Highlights

2018’s conference took place at Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Greenway Professional Development Center. At 21 concurrent sessions, it was our most multifaceted conference ever, and saw a large increase in attendance by educators working in arts organizations.

continuing education hours awarded
  • Participate in a variety of hands-on concurrent sessions

  • Hear engaging keynotes from leaders in the field

  • Earn continuing education credits

  • Meet the best and brightest arts education minds in Southwestern PA

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