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 Pre-K 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. Select, analyze and interpret artistic work for presentation.
  • Anchor Standard #5. Develop and refine artistic techniques and 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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