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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.
On December 22, 2021, AFLCT was one of 624 cultural organizations across the state selected to receive an operating support grant through the CT Humanities CT Cultural Fund! We would like to thank our legislators, including State Representative Josh Elliott and State Senator Martin Looney, for helping make this generous funding available. A full press
Last month, Arts for Learning Connecticut received a grant through the City Of Bridgeport’s American Rescue Plan Youth and Education Grant program to support Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools at Harding High School for the next three years! The grant was made possible by the city receiving over $110 million in funding through the federal
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,
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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