MAEC Matters

Fall 2019 Newsletter for the Manatee Arts Education Council

Growing and Expanding into 2020

The Manatee Arts Education Council is extremely proud of a very successful first year of operations. We launched as a branch organization of the Manatee Education Foundation in April 2018 and began fiscal operations in July 2018. In our first year of operations, we established six new programs and events in support of our mission. We partnered with over 30 local, state, and national organizations. We impacted arts education in every Manatee County K-12 public school, 3 public charter schools, and 2 private schools with programming. Next year we look forward to continued success and the launch of one new event and one new initiative.


As you know, MAEC is a member-powered organization. Your membership dollars help fund all of the amazing programs and events we offer in support of our mission. We invite you to join or renew your membership for the 2019-2020 school year. A membership renewal form with instructions for completion is located at the bottom of this newsletter.

Join Us for Arts Rise & Shine Leadership Breakfast

In partnership with Feld Entertainment, MAEC will host district and community leaders at the Arts Rise & Shine Leadership Breakfast this fall at Feld Entertainment Studios on Friday, November 15. In addition to all MAEC members, this event is free to all district, school, and community leaders.


Attendees will enjoy networking opportunities, hear a State of the Arts update, and be treated to a keynote address from the 2019 Grammy Music Educator of the Year, Dr. Jeffrey Redding. Dr. Redding will address equity and access to high-quality arts education for all public schools.

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Call for Arts Alive Award Nominations

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Teachers Apply for MAEC Arts Education Grants

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MAEC Featured in NextGen Magazine

The Manatee Arts Education Council was featured in NextGen Magazine in an article called, "MAEC-ing Manatee Great." The article and a photo gallery of Arts Alive are on pages 86-91.

Other Upcoming Events

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About MAEC

Launched in 2018, the Manatee Arts Education Council is a branch organization of the Manatee Education Foundation. MEF is a 501(c)3 Public Foundation that has been serving Manatee County for over thirty years. MAEC unites educators, artists, community leaders, arts education organizations and institutions, corporations, and individuals in support of our mission to support, promote, and celebrate PreK-12 arts education in the public schools of Manatee County.

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