Sharing Ideas and Submitting Content
While this site is still in the early stages of development, the goal is to continuously collect content from anyone with ideas to share that inspire thoughts pertaining to arts education as well as reinforces the importance of it for the greater community.
About the Content
ChattArts.com represents a collective of voices from Chattanooga’s arts education community and beyond. Content developed for ChattArts.com stems from a variety of perspectives, but all have a similar purpose: to inspire thinking within, between, and beyond what we already know about arts education. Through varying ideas and multiple points of view, ChattArts.com strives to become a resource filled with ideas that resonate with everyone. Arts education is not for a specific group of people, it is meant to be a discipline that provides an opportunity for everyone to deepen their understanding of themselves and the world around them through engaging in creative processes rooted in visual art, dance, music, and theatre.
Frequently Asked Questions:
As the idea of ChattArts.com was being shared and developed, here are few frequently asked questions that emerged along the way:
Q: What kind of content are you looking for?
A: Great question! While it sounds strange to say we are looking for anything relating to arts education, that is what we’re looking for. Content can be focused on a specific art form, arts education in general, connections between arts education and other fields, lessons learned from various arts education endeavors, a recap of meaningful arts education experiences from past and/or recent events, as well as an exciting quote or excerpt you found that relates to arts education.
Q: Are there any requirements for length or formatting?
A: We are not necessarily looking for extensive articles but enough information to contextualize your idea as well provide some substance. Generally, pieces are a few paragraphs with sources provided throughout the piece and/or at the end. Since pieces will be formatted for the website by the Southeast Center for Education in the Arts, you do not have to worry about formatting your writing in a certain way. The only thing we ask is that you attach your writing as separate file in an email to Laurie Melnik, SCEA Director of Theatre Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How will I know you received my work?
A: You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of submitting your work. In your confirmation email, you will receive any questions we have before we begin formatting and uploading your content to the site.
Q: Why can’t I upload content myself?
A: Another great question! We went back and forth on whether the site should allow anyone to upload content at any time or if this needs to be managed. We decided that managing the upload of content not only ensures ChattArts.com shares your ideas in the way it was intended when utilizing all of the site’s options and features, but that it is protected at the same time.
For more information about submitting content and to ask any additional questions, please visit our contact page.