The NYSUT Subject Area Arts Committee invites educators to participate in a K-12 Virtual 2021 Visual and Performing Arts Showcase for student artists in New York State.
“INSIDE/OUTSIDE: Students of the Arts Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic”
This showcase is open to all the arts: Music, Theater, Dance, Visual and Media Arts.
For more information, contact Joan L. Davidson or Terry McSweeney: Research@nysut.org, or consult the submission guidelines.
Guidelines on Submitting Student Work
- Work must be uploaded to the following entry form link:
- All work must include a title and brief description – maximum of 120 words. The descriptions can take the form of prose, a poem, a rap or may include the inspiration for the work or something the student would like to tell us about the work.
- Student(s) name, grade-level, school district and teacher contact information must be clearly indicated on the entry form. Visual arts must include the material used (i.e., oil, pencils, charcoal, etc.).
- Work may be done individually or in small groups. Any groups (more than one person) must adhere to CDC social distancing guidelines.
- Student work will be grouped either by grade range — K-3; 4-6; 7-8; or 9-12 — or ungraded.
- Appropriate language is expected.
- Any district permissions are the responsibility of the teacher.
- All submitted works and statements may be used for publication beyond this exhibition, including, and not limited to, articles for publication and exhibition.
- Visual Arts: Maximum of five images per teacher, JPEGs only, cropped to image, straight, no mattes.
- Performing Arts & Media Arts – Up to 2-minute videos, 10 minutes maximum per teacher.
Videos must be a YouTube or Google Drive link and must be accessible to view.
Due to copyright laws, video clips in the virtual exhibit may be limited to 30 seconds.
- What do you do differently during COVID-19?
- How have your feelings changed during COVID-19?
- What makes you feel safe/secure during COVID-19?
- What activities do you like doing during COVID-19?
- What activities do you least enjoy during COVID-19?
- What do you miss doing with family and/or friends during COVID-19?
- What/who helps you feel better during COVID-19?
- In what ways have people become heroes because of their jobs or actions during COVID-19?
- How have you helped your family or friends during COVID-19?
- What are ways you view the OUTSIDE world while you are cooped up INSIDE?
WORDS: hobbies, anger, lonely, brave, hugs, sad, cooped up, confused, scared, worried, hurting, suffering, helping, family, laughter, time, safe, escape, solitude, inde- pendence, friends, heroes, memories, wishes, dreams, self-esteem, hopeful, future and identity.
What other words can you, or your students, think of?
For more information contact: Joan Davidson or Terry McSweeney: firstname.lastname@example.org