Calling all K-12 Visual Artists and 6th- 12th grade Performing Artists! Showcase your student talent at this year’s ESSA Conference “Student-Focused, Well-Rounded Education.”

The School Excellence Unit of the Arizona Department of Education is excited to offer their annual ESSA Conference, your one-stop-shop for federal grant program needs!

Formerly known as the Title I MEGA Conference, this year’s conference theme “Student-Focused, Well-Rounded Education” celebrates the wonderful programming and innovative solutions our schools are providing for our students.

We are seeking to showcase our talented students and successful Title I programs by infusing the Arts throughout the conference experience! Our conference this year is themed around student centered and student-led education. ALL submissions should be themed “Well-Rounded” or “Expression/Voice”. Possible prompts: “How do the Arts contribute to your education? How do the Arts make you whole? How do the Arts empower you to express your knowing?”

We encourage Performance Ensembles to complete the online Entry Form by August 31, 2018.

Visual Art Work must be dropped off or mailed to our Arts Education Office no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday October 31, 2018.


Organization/Company: Arizona Department of Education
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadline: August 31, 2018 (Performing Arts) or October 31, 2018 (Visual Arts)
How to Apply: For complete information on Eligibility and Requirements, including access to the digital application forms and templates, please visit our Arts Education Student Opportunity Portal: