Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Fine Arts

Engagement in artistic processes allows Arkansas students to develop and realize their creative potential, explore other times and cultures, think critically and creatively, and enjoy a satisfying lifetime of artistic practices. This engagement leads students toward artistic literacy and helps to fully prepare them for college, careers, and civic engagement. The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, by providing rigorous academic standards in the arts, ongoing training and support for arts educators, and opportunities for collaboration with community artists and arts organizations, strives to ensure that every student in Arkansas has access to a well-rounded education that includes excellent and equitable high-quality arts learning experiences.

Standards and Courses

Professional Development


Programs and Opportunities

For more information, please contact:

Lana Hallmark, Fine Arts Specialist
Curriculum Support
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 202-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501)682-7590

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

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