Arts for Learning recruits professional artists and assists them in developing programs designed to fit within a variety of academic and life skill curricula to meet the evolving needs of educators and their students. We offer in-person and virtual programs in various forms including hands-on workshops, interactive performances, and in-depth residencies.

Hands-on Workshops

Workshops are led by professional teaching artists who engage students in 45 minute hands-on creative arts experiences in the classroom (up to 30 students). Workshops invite students to connect an artform and content area through learning a dance, song, craft, visual expression, or cultural element in a way that fosters deeper understanding.

Interactive Performances

Performances are large assemblies (up to 300 students) led by professional teaching artists who engage students in a 45 minute high-quality, interactive show. Performances invite students to experience a professional dance, theater, storytelling, or music program right in their school. In addition to in-person performances, we offer livestream and pre-recorded options.

In-Depth Residencies

Residency is a sequential learning series of three or more visits in which a teaching artist works with the same class in a focused setting. Residencies are curriculum-based and begin with a planning meeting between the classroom teacher/site coordinator and the teaching artist. Together, they establish goals and expectations of the residency and often close with a reflection meeting to discuss the outcomes.


Initiatives are large-scale projects which may encompass workshops, performance, extended residencies, as well as public artworks or content-specific programming.

Ready to Book a Program?

Our program team is here to assist you in choosing the type of program that meets your school’s curricular and budgetary needs. We provide a no-hassle approach to bringing our professional teaching artists to your school or organization. If you’re ready to request a program, visit fill out our book a program form.

ArtForce Summer Program

ArtForce is a three-week summer program perfect for high school students interested in exploring the arts as a possible college and/or career options.

Applications go live in March 2024. Application deadline May 17.


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