Community Organizations

Arts for Learning values community organizations for their commitment to creating healthy communities by addressing the needs of youth and their families.

Welcome Community Organizations!

Arts for Learning strives to partner with other local organizations to expand our reach and work together at achieving our individual missions. At Arts for Learning, we are here to help strengthen community organizations by enriching their afterschool or summer programs with creative arts experiences. We offer a wide variety community building and social emotional learning programs to help empower youth and families.

Community Reflection

“The Indianapolis Public Library strives to offer engaging programs that inspire lifelong learning. Arts for Learning teaching artists are local artists that have gone through training, allowing them to share their craft with young audiences. I know, when I hire Arts for Learning teaching artists, our patrons will experience a high-quality arts education program”

Shael Weidenbach, Area Resource Manager – Youth Services, Indianapolis Public Library

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Our Programs


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.


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.


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.

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