Arts Alive

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Arts Alive 2023

Friday, April 28, 2023
Art Exhibit – 6:00 pm
Main Stage Performance – 7:00 pm
Location: WV Department of Arts, Culture and History Auditorium

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.

Categories

Learn more about each of the submission categories this year.

Dance
Music
Theatre
Visual Art
Download the 2022 Arts alive Poster ❯

Online Applications

Applicants may submit applications online this year.

For print applications, contact WVDE Coordinator Dr. Ray Lowther for details.

Poster Design

The West Virginia Department of Education is seeking an original student poster design for Arts Alive!

View the Poster Design Submission Guidelines

About Arts Alive

Arts Alive is in its fourteenth year and has expanded collaborations and interdisciplinary partnerships to include work from the following areas: Dance, Music, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten, Theatre and Visual Art. 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.