Frequently Asked Questions

How can I find information related to navigating the website and accessing member's only information?
Get many of your questions answered by visiting the Website FAQ's and Tips page.

How can I submit an article for one of CAEA's publications? 
The president of CAEA has final approval of all articles for The Painted Monkey. Send articles directly to the President by deadlines listed in The Painted Monkey.  Any submitted article is subject to available space.

Can anyone nominate an individual for an award? 
Any member of CAEA in good standing can nominate an individual for an award.  The nominated individual must also be a member of CAEA in good standing as well as meet the criteria for the award. Most awards can only be given to the same person once. Refer to the link on Professional Awards to find a nomination form and the criteria for each award.

How are convention sites selected?
Convention sites are previewed by the Conference Administrator and presented to the State Council for acceptance at least five years in advance.  The general pattern for sites is Northern, Southern, Northern, Southern, Central, etc…

Where do I find the names and addresses of my elected officers?
All CAEA officers are listed on page two of The Painted Monkey or on the State Council link that gives their email addresses. For addresses online, look in the directory.

Can I get my issue of The Painted Monkey online?
At this time, you can access the current issue on the home page or by logging in to The Painted Monkey page under Member Opportunities, where you can also access the archives of past issues. 

I have an arts related job opening; how can I get it posted? 
Please post any job openings on the CAEA Facebook page. All job postings are subject to approval by the CAEA President.

Does CAEA have an online community?
Yes, we have forums on several topics. Forums can be accessed through the Bulletin Board button on the right. You will need to login to access the groups you wish to join. YOu can also see a list through "My Profile" at the top of your profile page.

Does CAEA have a members only section?
Currently there is no specific section but some pages are only accessible to current members. Username and password are requested to access these pages.

Can I get a CAEA email account?
At this time, only a few CAEA state council members are eligible for an email address through CAEA.

How can I advertise in The Painted Monkey? 
Please contact Linda Stevenson if you wish to advertise in The Painted Monkey. For rates and other details, refer to Advertising.

How long is my membership and when does it start and end?
Membership is for one year from the day you join--also known as an anniversary renewal date. NAEA sends out reminders as your renewal date approaches. 

I am interested in attending CAEA's annual conference. When is the conference and where can I find information about the conference?
The CAEA conference is held each fall (generally in November).  Please start checking the website and your issue of The Painted Monkey for details starting the previous spring.

I am interested in helping with CAEA's annual conference. Who should I contact?
Contact your Area President and start checking the website and The Painted Monkey for details starting the previous spring.  The Conference Chair(s) and their contact information will be posted.

To secure funding, how can I get the necessary paperwork to submit to my district in March?  
Getting funding in March before the November conference is rather difficult because a final registration form is often not complete.  Upon request to the Conference Manager, a form, even though only partially complete, is available.  Most districts can work with this partial form to hold funds for the conference.  The complete registration form is usually available online the first week in May and in the Spring issue of The Painted Monkey.

Why doesn't CAEA take PO's for conferences?
PO’s generally are not paid in a time-sensitive manner which is detrimental to the working of CAEA.

How can I make attending a conference affordable?
Sign up early for the best rates; do not wait to register when you arrive onsite at the conference. Save a little each month. Car pool when possible. Book your hotel early for the best rates and look for people who are willing to have roommates. Some scholarships are available through CAEA for members who are new to teaching. Look for information on the Lynn Hickey Professional Development Scholarship and the Carol Lockwood Professional Scholarship on the Professional Scholarships page.

How do I know if I was a member of CAEA in the past?
If  you are unsure as to whether or not you have been a member of CAEA in the past, please contact the Executive Secretary.

I am having trouble getting approval from my school/district to attend the conference for professional growth.  Is there any statement about the conference and its content that will help me get approval? 
Look for A Letter of Encouragement that is available on the Conference Page.  Workshops are standards based and master classes are geared towards professional growth.

How do I get college credit for attending a conference?
Different universities provide credit at each conference depending on its location.  Look for information on the conference web page for details or contact the Conference Chair.

What student scholarships are available and when do I need to apply?
There are several scholarships available for high school seniors.  Applications are due in December and the forms and details can be found on the Student Scholarships link or in the September issue of The Painted Monkey. 7-12th graders can also apply for the Idyllwild Summer Arts Program two week summer camp. Details are in the Winter issue of The Painted Monkey and on on the Student Scholarships page. Applications are due April first.
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