Conceiving and developing new artistic ideas and work.

Performing / Presenting / Producing

Performing (dance, music, theatre): Realizing artistic ideas and work through interpretation and presentation.

Presenting (visual arts): Interpreting and sharing artistic work.

Producing (media arts): Realizing and presenting artistic ideas and work.


Understanding and evaluating how the arts convey meaning.


Relating artistic ideas and work with personal meaning and external context.

A process that guides educators in providing a unified quality arts education for students in Kindergarten through high school.

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  • Anchor Standard #1 Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work
  • Anchor Standard #2 Organize and develop artistic ideas and work
  • Anchor Standard #3 Refine and complete artistic work
  • Anchor Standard #4 Analyze, interpret, and select artistic work for presentation
  • Anchor Standard #5 Develop and refine artistic work for presentation
  • Anchor Standard #6 Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work
  • Anchor Standard #7 Perceive and analyze artistic work
  • Anchor Standard #8 Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work
  • Anchor Standard #9 Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work
  • Anchor Standard #10 Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art
  • Anchor Standard #11 Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding

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