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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. 

Latest News

  • AFLCT Teaching Artists in the news!

    We’re proud to share some exciting news and engagements for a number of AFLCT’s Teaching Artists. First, Khaiim Kelly, (AKA Self Suffice the RapOet), has been named Hartford’s first-ever troubador! According to city commissioner of cultural affairs Richard Hollant, “On top of having tremendous talent, with a lyrical spirit that’s so far advanced and sophisticated,

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  • New Haven State Street Mural is complete!

    Led by Arts for Learning Connecticut’s very own Alex Novak Foster, Education Manager, a team of local artists and community volunteers have completed the New Haven State Street underpass mural. Conceived of by Alex and local artist Anika Steward, this project was a result of collaboration between the  Bradley Street Bicycle Co-Op, the Upper State Street

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  • 5 weeks of summer arts learning: New Britain’s Summer Learning Experiences and first-ever Level Up!

    This summer, Arts for Learning Connecticut continued it’s partnership with the Consolidated School District of New Britain for an expansive Summer Learning Experiences session—and it was a huge success! We enrolled 10 Teaching Artists from across the creative spectrum—dancers, spoken word poets, photographers and visual artists, theatre-makers, storytellers and designers!—for five weeks of daily arts

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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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