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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.
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
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
On July 15, 2021, Arts for Learning Connecticut was awarded a $60,000 “Responsive General Operating Support Grant” from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven to support the non-profit for the next two years. The mission of Arts for Learning Connecticut, the state’s leading provider of arts in education programming, is to inspire young people
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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