Arts & Education Council

Students and their teachers are honored during the Young Southern Writers program, receiving awards here in 2002 from Newbery Medal-winner Suzanne Fisher Staples.  
One goal of the Arts & Education Council is to provide teachers with the means to incorporate arts and humanities into their classrooms and core curriculum. The Arts & Education Council believes that the arts can be woven into every school subject and grade level to improve students' critical thinking and listening skills, as well as broaden students' perspectives on the world they live in. The arts can also be used to reach standards and benchmarks set by the school system. 

Through various programming, such as Theatre Express, Future Focus, and the Independent Film Series, and also through publications like Classroom Cues, the Arts & Education Council works to make the arts a viable teaching tool for all teachers. To receive schedules, the Classroom Cues newsletter, or other information through the mail, please email us with your address information or call 267-1218 or toll free 1-800-267-4232.

Links for Teachers

Educational and Art Resources/Lesson Plans

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

National Arts Standards _resources/standards/nat_standards_main.html


Teachers and Writers Collaborative

Association for the Advancement of Arts Education

Arts Edge

ArtsEd Net

Find Arts

Roland Collection

Teachers Helping Teachers

Ask Eric

The Office of Educational Research and Improvement

Kids Rule

Tennessee Art Education Association

Coping With Tragedy Activities and Lessons to Use in Your Classroom

Financial Aid (for Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meiggs, Polk, Rhea, and Sequatchie Counties)

Current Issues in the Arts/News

Arts Journal

  Arts Wire


Advocacy for the Arts in Education

American Arts Alliance

Arts USA

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

Tennessee Arts Commission

Arts & Education Council | PO Box 4203, Chattanooga, TN 37405
Email | Phone: (423) 267-1218 | Fax: 423/267-1018