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Over the course of the 2019-2020 school year, thanks to a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment, Arts for Learning partnered with six Indianapolis metropolitan area public schools for its third space project, which temporarily disrupted the school environment through the installation of museum-quality works of art created by established local artists.

The first four exhibitions were a roaring success, but the two programs scheduled for April and May were delayed due to school closures. However, we are optimistic and hopeful about the future of the third space project.

Please join us as we celebrate the amazing third space experiences we’ve had so far and as we look forward to continuing this important work when can be together again!

third space Legacy Video Premiere Dates: Noon and 7:00pm

May 12th: West Newton Elementary School with artist Jackie Head

 May 19th: Butler Laboratory School 60 with artist Meredith Setser

 May 26th: Edison School of the Arts with artist Samuel Levi Jones

 June 2nd:  Center for Inquiry School 84 with artist Anila Agha

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A project that temporarily disrupts the school environment and the learning experience through the installation of transformative works of art created by established local artists. 

Arts for Learning is partnering with six schools in the Indianapolis metropolitan area over the course of the 2019-2020 school year to interject art not only into the physical space but also into the curriculum. At each school, an artwork, created by an established local artist, will be on display for one week, and serve as provocation for students to discover, uncover, and construct their own meaning. The students, guided by their teachers and Arts for Learning teaching artists, will be challenged to see things—from the space in which the artwork is sited to how learning typically occurs in the classroom—in new ways and to reflect on and share their individual perspectives; they will be introduced to museum-quality art that causes them to acknowledge the extraordinary and to experience surprise, wonderment, and curiosity.

Participating Schools:

Butler Laboratory School, IPS 60
Center for Inquiry, IPS 84
Edison School of the Arts, IPS 47
Global Preparatory Academy @Riverside 44
Meredith Nicholson, IPS 96
West Newton Elementary School (Decatur Township)

Participating Artists:

Meredith Setser
Anila Agha
Samuel Levi Jones
Beatriz Vasquez
Artur Silva
Jackie Head

Click the buttons below to learn more about each participating school and the artists.

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