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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.
Every year between September 15th and October 15th we celebrate our Hispanic themed programming as well as our Hispanic identifying Teaching Artists. It is important to highlight Hispanic History and Contributions now and all year long! To get inspired, check out the following creative, cultural, curricular-aligned programming: –Afro-Brazilian Ensemble: Afro-Brazilian Ensemble was started by Contra
Arts for Learning Connecticut and our Teaching Artists have had a busy summer, with dozens of arts learning programs serving thousands of students across Connecticut. Some highlights include: -Teaching Artist Sun Queen working with students in New Britain to write “I Am” poems (pictured above.) More about Sun: Through poetry, advocating and guidance, she inspires
Earlier this year, Arts for Learning Connecticut earned a $15,000 grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to provide summer programming to young people and families in the city of Hartford. So, we turned to our longtime partners at the Hartford Public Library to design a free arts learning series for their community. What
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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