At Arts for Learning Indiana, we are committed to supporting the essential work of educators by bringing creative arts experiences to your school classrooms and community. With our roster of teaching artists, we deliver hands-on workshops and in-depth residencies directly in your classroom, with programs created to connect to curriculum, grade-appropriate learning standards, and social emotional learning competencies. While teaching with an art form, our teaching artists also support the work of educators and teachers, modeling ways of teaching a variety of subjects through the arts. For sustained, in-depth residencies of three sessions or more, teaching artists work directly with classroom teachers to help co-create individualized workshops for your students. Interactive performances are an opportunity to present a program to an entire school community, placing Arts for Learning teaching artists in front of a school-wide audience
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.