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Why Arts for Learning Connecticut?
Since 1979, Arts for Learning Connecticut has envisioned a statewide community where the arts are valued for their capacity to transform lives, and where every student is immersed in opportunities to imagine, create, and realize their full potential through the arts. Working together with artists, educators, and community leaders, we believe that we can transform teaching and learning in our state—and help build a brighter, more beautiful Connecticut.
In this video, we take a late October evening walk along the wooded nature trail at Ashford School to view artfully illuminated pumpkins, drawings, and nature poetry created by second grade HOT Schools student-artists. In this HOT Schools Fall 2022 AIR (Arts Integrated Residency) “Autumn Inspirations: Exploring Nature Through the Arts,” students studied the environmental
This weekend Arts for Learning Connecticut staff and Teaching Artists got together for a fall picnic in Bridgeport’s beautiful Beardsley Park. Joined by family and friends (four-legged and otherwise!), we spent the afternoon enjoying delicious food and rhythmic tunes from the impromptu drum circle. AFLCT intends to host these gatherings in cities and regions across
The application period for the 2023 Emerge Pilot Cohort is now closed. Emerge is Arts for Learning Connecticut’s training and mentorship program for emerging Teaching Artists. This program advances arts in education by promoting collaboration between classroom teachers and Teaching Artists and ensuring successful learning outcomes for students. We accomplish this by providing meaningful learning
From historical character acting to improvised community plays, international storytelling to hip hop poetry, traditional Ghanaiin dance to Flamenco, roots rock, jazz, Japanese taiko, and so much more—our artists can do anything.
Hear from our teachers and school leaders
“Thank you so much for the superb program you presented at the Riverdale Public School . The students and faculty were captivated by your charismatic storytelling through acting, music and imagery. We feel very fortunate to have had your program presented to our students.”
“I truly appreciate your work and admire the way you interact with the kids. The amount of effort you put into learning the topic and making it relevant to what we were doing in class was clearly evident and impressive … my students were truly engaged and learning. I can’t wait to work with you again and I will be recommending you to everyone I can.”
“Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm, creative spirit and passion for combining the arts and literacy – our students have been so inspired by your presence.”
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