For arts educators—indeed all educators—COCA is a valuable resource and a dedicated partner for ensuring a lasting arts legacy in our schools. Working together for the arts—our children’s futures depend on it.
COCA's free monthly Arts in Education Newsletter is sent the first Tuesday of every month and contains funding and job opportunities, student arts contests, news and research, products and resources, kudos, and other items of particular interest to educators and arts education advocates.
COCA is committed to arts education advocacy. As part of those efforts, we provide weekly content about local arts education programming to the Tallahassee Democrat's TLH School & Family section. We cover interesting arts lessons, projects, events, guest speakers, performances, and exhibitions. We feature local arts educators and students and we'd be happy to consider you for a feature article.
COCA encourages you to post all your school plays, concerts, recitals, art exhibits, and more to this free and easy-to-use online calendar. If you want to attract the general public to your events, this is the place. It's easy to register as a user and COCA will spread the word about your events to the whole community.
Please submit your events as soon as you know when they will be. Often magazines and other media outlets use this calendar to plan stories, and their deadlines may be months in advance.
Ensure that you get your school arts news into the hands of those who can help you share it with the masses! This comprehensive local directory of radio, television, newspapers, and magazines makes spreading the word about your programming a breeze.
COCA invites teachers of all subject areas to explore this resource that provides an in-depth look at the arts in education programs that Tallahassee, Leon County, and the surrounding areas have to offer. We hope you will use this information to enhance your regular classroom programming through supplemental arts and cultural partnerships in the region.
This grant supports creative instructional approaches by funding arts related projects not supported by school budgets. This program is not intended to supplant other funding sources. Its purpose is to support arts teachers who have innovative ideas for enhancing their arts curriculum or allowing students access to supplemental learning experiences in and through the arts.
This guide identifies local, state and national organizations that offer grants or collect donations that will help you achieve your teaching goals.
COCA has compiled links to local, state and national websites that may be of use to educators. Suggestions for new links are always welcome, and should be sent to email@example.com.
Each year, all art instructors from Leon County public, private, charter, and home schools are invited to select two pieces of their students' artwork to submit to COCA's annual Winter Festival Youth Art Exhibition, which is a part of the City of Tallahassee's Winter Festival. The exhibit is on display from November-January in the City Hall Art Gallery and is open to K-12th grade students.