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.
Every January through March, ahha Tulsa accepts applications from local artists and arts organizations to participate in Artists in the Schools. Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are currently open.
For more information, visit the links below or contact School and Community Programs Manager, Aleks Kitchens at firstname.lastname@example.org.