Mission Statement

Arts Alive is the West Virginia Department of Education’s annual event to showcase outstanding arts education programs and student achievements in public schools. The work included in Arts Alive is selected from state arts conferences, festivals and exhibits throughout West Virginia; a competitive submission process; and/or by invitation. Arts Alive is in its eleventh year and has expanded collaborations and interdisciplinary partnerships to include work from the following areas: Dance, Music, Pre-Kindergarten, Science in the Arts, Theatre and Visual Arts. Students perform and exhibit work before an audience of students, family members, educators, policy makers, leaders, advocates and philanthropists.

Arts Alive aims to support developing and established arts programs in public schools throughout West Virginia; inspire local education systems to embrace the arts as an essential part of every child’s education; and empower the broader learning community to advocate for comprehensive arts education in public schools.

Arts Alive is dedicated to arts education in West Virginia and remains committed to providing a venue where the arts are paramount, inspired teaching is honored, and the work of young artists is celebrated.

Save the Date

Friday, April 12, 2019
Charleston Municipal Auditorium
Charleston, WV
Art Exhibit @ 6:00 p.m. – Performance @ 7:00 p.m.
Questions? Contact Dr. Ray Lowther, Arts Coordinator – 304-558-5325 or ray.lowther@k12.wv.us

Submission Information

If you have a student(s) or large group ensemble you would like to be considered for Arts Alive! 2019, please complete the application form by selecting the appropriate link below. Submission criteria and information are given on each form.

Area Deadline Contact Digital
Submission
Dance February 8, 2019
(Acceptance notification will be on or before February 25, 2019)
Donald Laney
djamesl2002@yahoo.com
Application Form
Poster January 23, 2019
(Acceptance notification will be on or before February 1, 2019)
Dr. Ray Lowther
ray.lowther@k12.wv.us
Application Form
Music February 28, 2019
(Acceptance notification will be on or before March 11, 2019)
William Cosby
cosbywl@gmail.com or wcosby@k12.wv.us
Application Form
Pre-K and Kindergarten March 1, 2019 Rhonda Fisher
rffisher@k12.wv.us
Application PDF
Theatre March 8, 2019
(Acceptance notification will be on or before March 18, 2019)
Michael Stiles
mstiles@k12.wv.us
Application Form
Visual Art February 22, 2019
(Acceptance notification will be on or before March 4, 2019)
Katy Crim
kcrim@k12.wv.us
Application Form