Happy Arts In Education Week!

It’s National Arts In Education Week! Want to celebrate? Bring the arts into your classroom with Artists-in-Schools. The teaching artists of our Artists-in-Schools roster offer high quality workshops, residencies, and assembly programs designed to complement and enhance schools’ academic curricula.

Artists-in-Schools is one of the community’s longest running programs and has served hundreds of thousands of people of all ages over the last 30 years. Artists-in-Schools links professional artists and arts groups not only with K-12 schools, but also parks and recreation centers, senior facilities, correctional facilities, hospitals, libraries, other community centers, as well as private sector businesses, organizations and individuals. Artist services may include performances, lectures, workshops, master classes, readings and multi-disciplinary experiences. The Artists-in-Schools experience is intended to complement, rather than replace, existing arts education programs by:

  • enabling teachers to integrate the arts with other academic subjects while directly addressing state and district content standards
  • enabling teachers to use local arts resources and give participants firsthand contact with practicing arts professionals
  • allowing sites to provide participants with a broad range of arts experiences.

Artists-in-Schools is a program of the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education.

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About OAAE

Since our founding in 1974, by Dr. Dick Shoup and Jerry Tollifson, our mission has always been to ensure the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. Working at the local, state, and federal levels through the efforts of a highly qualified and elected Board of Directors, our members, and a professional staff we have four primary areas of focus: building collaborations, professional development, advocacy, and capacity building. The OAAE is funded in part for its day-to-day operation by the Ohio Arts Council. This support makes it possible for the OAAE to operate its office in Columbus and to work statewide to ensure the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. Support for arts education projects comes from the Ohio Arts Council, Ohio Music Education Association, Ohio Art Education Association, Ohio Educational Theatre Association, VSA Ohio, and OhioDance. The Community Arts Education programs of Central Ohio are financially assisted by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. We gratefully acknowledge and appreciate the financial support received from each of these outstanding agencies and organizations.
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