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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. 

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  • HOT Schools arts integration in action: Ashford School nature walk

    HOT Schools arts integration in action: Ashford School nature walk

    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

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  • AFLCT Staff and TAs celebrate in Bridgeport

    AFLCT Staff and TAs celebrate in Bridgeport

    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

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  • “Emerge” – Training and mentorship program for emerging Teaching Artists

    “Emerge” – Training and mentorship program for emerging Teaching Artists

    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

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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. 


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