The Claire Flanagan Award
The Claire Flanagan Award (covers 2018/2019 school year)
Each year the Council for Art Education (CFAE) recognizes state Youth Art Month Programs. Youth Art Month (YAM) state chairpersons and their state art education associations are eligible for national recognition and financial awards for their participation in Youth Art Month and their impact on K-12 visual art education. Outstanding Youth Art Month programs are recognized at NAEA based on each state’s digital presentation documenting the state’s Youth Art Month activities.
The top presentation is recognized with the Claire Flanagan award, honoring the woman who originally imagined the idea of Youth Art Month over 50 years ago.
The Claire Flanagan award winner for 2018/2019 is New Jersey
Karen Mannino and Kristy Lopez, Co-chairpersons
To be eligible for this honor, each state submitted documentation of its Youth Art Month programs and activities, noting Observances, Funding, Participation, Community Support, Special Materials, and Proclamations. Recipients will be recognized during the 2020 National Art Education Association (NAEA) Convention, March 26 – 28 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Sponsored nationally by The Council for Art Education, Youth Art Month is an annual observance, typically in March, designed to emphasize the value of art education for all youth and to encourage support for quality school art programs.
To find out more about Youth Art Month or to participate in Youth Art Month activities, contact a state chairperson, state art education association, or TheCouncil for Art Education at www.councilforarteducation.org.
The Council for Art Education (CFAE) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) association created in 1984 through The Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI). ACMI seeks to promote safety in art and creative products through its certification program, and is a major sponsor of CFAE. CFAE, Council for Art Education, and Youth Art Month are trademarks of The Council for Art Education.
Congratulations to Karen and Kristy for all of their efforts and hard work!