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On this page you will find information and resources that are specifically related to Education in The Arts. This page covers Music, Dance, Drama and Art. For all general Teacher Education information and resources, please see the Education portal. Further information and help may also be found at the Virtual Reference Desk.

Databases

Coverage: 1960s to present (Index)
Indexes articles on New Zealand artists, art galleries and museums, exhibitions and art events. Details of images and illustrations are also included.
Coverage: Coverage varies (Full text)
Includes over 380 journals from over 70 scholarly publishers covering the fields of literature and criticism, history, visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.

Dictionaries

An online reference book with covering all aspects of the Arts - literature, cinema, theatre, mythology, dance, music, photography, painting, craft and design, architecture and fashion.
This dictionary offers wide coverage of dancers, choreographers, teachers, composers, technical terms, major works, important films, and organisations involved in the dance world. It embraces the new activity within traditional forms like ballet as well as the stream of new dance languages invented by fresh generations of choreographers and the many dance forms imported from the rest of the world.

Encyclopedias

A six volume encyclopedia documenting all types of dance, including theatrical, ritual dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance from around the world and throughout history.
This reference work includes articles that range from clear, concise definitions of musical ideas and terms to extended surveys of musical forms and styles, with specialist coverage of virtually every musical subject.

Journals

This peer reviewed open access journal is a collaboration between Drama New Zealand, and the School of Performing Arts, Te Wananga O Aotearoa (TWOA). Content is from an international cross–section of teachers, researchers and administrators with an interest in indigenous performing arts. Includes media based works, practical discussions, research articles and reviews of interest to students, classroom practitioners, performing arts researchers practitioners and administrators across the globe.

Websites

Arts Online is the key professional resource for all arts educators in New Zealand provided by the NZ Ministry of Education. It is an online community with teaching resources for dance, drama, visual arts, art history, music and drama teachers in primary and secondary schools.
DANZ is the national organisation for New Zealand dance. Information and resources are available for education and teaching purposes.
Drama New Zealand is an association for teachers, youth theatre and theatre in education practitioners interested in promoting the recognition, study and development of drama in education from early childhood to tertiary education.
Annotated links to resources for the Arts and Humanities, selected and evaluated by librarians.