The Summer Art School at Eastern Illinois University is July 16-22 for High School Students. Scholarships are available through a variety of civil groups for full or partial tuition such as the Illinois Federation of Women’s Clubs. Contact your local women’s club in your area for details. For application and info go to


Central Council Member High School art teachers with students may apply for the Summer Art School at Eastern Illinois University. The scholarship is offered to a student or students for part or all of the $490 tuition. Teachers who are members of the IAEA and reside in the Central Council region may submit a PowerPoint portfolio with 10-20 of the student’s work. PowerPoint Presentations may be emailed to Frank Bush VP Central Council @[email protected] or [email protected]

Deadline is May 1st.


Great news. We have an upcoming 1-day opportunity to drive additional AmazonSmile donations for Illinois Art Education Assn.

The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) surveyed over 10,000 customers to measure perceptions of quality and value across retailers nationwide, and Amazon ranked #1.

In celebration of this recognition—and to say thank you to our customers for their support—on Thursday, March 16 only, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times our usual donation rate) of the price of eligible products customers purchase at This offer begins at 12:00 AM Pacific Time, and expires at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

On Thursday, March 16, share the message below on social media, your website, and in email to increase donations to Illinois Art Education Assn. (Please do not share this promotion outside your organization until Thursday, March 16.)

Amazon is celebrating its #1 ranking in customer satisfaction by the ACSI! Today, March 16, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times the usual donation rate) of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Illinois Art Education Assn. Get started at

Today, your support goes 10 times further.


Tell ISBE that the arts indicate school quality.

Here is the direct link to the action page:

We have a unique opportunity now to advance the arts as a central strategy for ensuring the quality of K–12 schools across Illinois.

Illinois will soon adopt its State Plan for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Our State Plan under this new federal law will establish how the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) supports K–12 schools and measures school success, including which factors indicate school quality.

Tell ISBE today that Illinois’ ESSA State Plan must include the arts as a school quality indicator.

If the Plan includes the arts, it will uphold arts education as central to school quality, and reward schools for increasing access to and participation in the arts.

The current draft of the State Plan does not include the arts as an indicator. This must change. We must let ISBE know that, like so many other subjects, the arts should be fully incorporated into the Illinois ESSA State Plan.

Express your support today for including the arts as a school quality indicator.

PS: Increase the impact of your message by personalizing it. Tell your own story about arts education and highlight the reasons why arts learning matters. We’ll take care of adding the appropriate salutation, and your “signature” will be added automatically as well.