New Resource Page on Arts in Schools Programs Around Triangle.

Plein air artist, Dan Nelson, talks to school children while he paints at Lacy Elementary in Raleigh.  This  day long visit was part of United Arts of Raleigh and Wake County's Arts in Schools program.

Plein air artist, Dan Nelson, talks to school children while he paints at Lacy Elementary in Raleigh. This day long visit was part of United Arts of Raleigh and Wake County’s Arts in Schools program.

There has been a lot of press lately about the value of arts education in schools and the declining rate of participation of school kids in arts education and programming.  Artists of all kinds often express a desire to get more involved in schools, but there is a lot of confusion about how exactly to do this.  To help ease this confusion, Triangle ArtWorks has added an Arts in Schools Resource Page on its site.

First, we have to thank ArtWorks volunteer, Chellie LaPointe, for all the hard work behind creating this Resource Page. Chellie researched all of these programs and interviewed people involved in each program to assure that the information was not only accurate, but also that we were able to point out important aspects of each program.

Baba Chuck Davis, of African American Dance Ensemble, captivates a gym full of school children.

Baba Chuck Davis, of African American Dance Ensemble, captivates a gym full of school children.

Our goal in creating this page is to make it easier for artists of all disciplines to learn about all the arts in schools programs that exist in the Triangle and get a quick understanding of how each of the programs operates.  Our discussion of each program is not exhaustive, but we highlight certain requirements or aspects of each program that may affect the type of artist programs they are looking for or the application process itself.

As always, let us know if this resource is helpful, or if you see any changes needed.  Also, let us know what additional resources we can add to the site!

Beth

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