The Artists in the Schools (AIS) program serves to provide students with high-quality experiences in the arts that inspire their creativity and confidence, further their academic learning, and foster their life-long appreciation of and participation in the arts.
The program also serves to provide teachers with new ideas for teaching and integrating the arts throughout the core academic subjects while also fostering their appreciation for how the arts can enrich their classrooms and the lives of their students.
Through AIS, ahha provides professional Teaching Artists in visual, performing, and literary arts to schools for enriching educational experiences. These Teaching Artists are professionals within their artistic discipline and have been selected through a rigorous application process by a panel of professional artists, educators, and invested community members.
Not only do the experiences provided by the Teaching Artists raise students’ awareness of the role of the arts and professional artists in the community, they complement existing arts education by achieving the following outcomes:
In addition, through these high-quality arts experiences, students will cultivate the skills needed to succeed not just in the classroom but throughout life. These valuable skills include creativity, imagination, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration.
Teaching Artist offerings fall into the following categories: Art Experiences, Art Explorations, Arts Integration, Residencies, Assemblies, Performances, and Master Teaching Artists. To find out more, explore the AIS Directory.
We have exciting news to share with you! We’re working on developing an online directory where you will be able to search for AIS offerings based on your specific criteria – artistic discipline, grade level, type of offering (art class, residency, assembly, or performance), and academic subjects covered. In the meantime, see our current AIS offerings by clicking on the green button below.
Proposals to be a part of Artists in the Schools are accepted from local artists and arts organizations throughout the year. Click the button below to submit a program proposal.
For more information, visit the links below or contact School and Community Programs Manager, Aleks Kitchens at firstname.lastname@example.org.