Arts For Learning Indiana

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About Us

What is Arts for Learning?


“We don’t just learn by books. Arts for Learning helps kids that learn by music, learn by dancing…”

– Jacqueline Houston, 2nd Grade Teacher

Arts for Learning is the premier provider of arts education programs for youth in Indiana. Each year, we partner with schools and community organizations throughout the state to engage approximately 40,000 youth in the arts. With our roster of teaching artists, we offer creative learning experiences to empower youth and transform education.


Our Mission
To empower youth and expand their learning through creative arts experiences.


Our Vision
A future where all youth can engage in quality arts learning experiences that nurture creativity, build cultural understanding, and enhance the development of their learning and life skills.


Our Values
Arts for Learning values the right of every young person to have access to the arts and the participatory experiences that unlock minds, expand lives, and fulfill creative and intellectual potential.

Bringing the arts to Indiana classrooms for more than 50 years

Since 1961, Arts for Learning has distinguished itself as Indiana’s premier provider of arts education programs for kids.
Arts for Learning reaches more than 40,000 children a year through our unique, quality arts in education programs. But our success didn’t happen overnight. It came from years of smart leadership, a devoted staff, and an exceptional pool of teaching artists dedicated to helping kids reach their creative and intellectual potentials. As Arts for Learning evolves, our mission stays the same: empowering children to achieve their creative and intellectual potential through arts in education.
Today, we’re proud to say that we’re Indiana’s largest and oldest arts in education organization. Much of our history of success is due to the outstanding support we’ve received nationally and from our local community.


Arts for Learning’s National Network:
Arts for Learning is part of a national consortium of Young Audiences, Inc. affiliates—a group of 30 plus nationwide affiliates serving more than eight million kids a year. Click here to learn more.


Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

Arts for Learning supports diversity and inclusion in its teaching artists, programming and staff. We value diversity in these areas of our organization to better reflect the demographics, serve the unique culture of the children and community we serve, and provide services that are welcoming, inclusive, and culturally responsive. It is the policy of Arts for Learning to engage teaching artists and provide equal employment opportunities to individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.


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