AFLCT celebrates grant from CT Office of the Arts

On November 6, 2023, Arts for Learning Connecticut was awarded a $6,545 grant with the support of the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. We’re grateful to receive this continued funding through the state arts agency—and eager

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Kicking off EMERGE 2024!

On November 15th, AFLCT kicked off the second year of our EMERGE Teaching Artist Training Program! This year, thanks to funding from the Young Audiences Affiliate Development Fund, the International Association of New Haven, and the NHV Creative Arts Advancement from the Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism in New Haven, we were able to

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Check out AFLCT’s 2022-23 Annual Report

We’ve just published our 2022-23 Annual Report—and are so excited to share everything that we’ve been up to this past year! In the report you’ll find impact highlights, like: -2,238 programs provided -165,629 students served -89 Teaching Artists engaged You’ll also read about programs like Emerge, a training and mentorship program for emerging Teaching Artists

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage month

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

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More summer arts learning across CT!

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

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Announcing AFLCT’s $50,000 NEA Grant!

Arts for Learning Connecticut has been approved for a $50,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools. As a part of AFLCT’s whole-school, deep impact, teaching and learning program, this project will support professional development in Social and Emotional Learning, Culturally Responsive Teaching, and Multiple

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AFLCT Celebrates the Great Give 2023

On May 3rd and 4th, AFLCT once again participated in The Great Give, an annual virtual giving event sponsored by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. Alongside hundreds of non-profits from across the region and the state, we helped our community understand the impact of our work, and raised critical dollars to support our

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Presenting: HOT Schools Developmental Evaluation, January 2023

AFLCT contracted PERG Learning through Senior Research Partner Gene Diaz in Spring 2021 to lead a developmental evaluation of HOT Schools. This evaluation included the development, implementation, and review of numerous research tools and protocols—including surveys, observations, and interviews with key stakeholders. Ultimately, this project was meant both to investigate the impact of the program

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Introducing our new HOT Schools video!

Check out arts integration in action at Church Street School in Hamden, CT—brought to life by the students, teachers, administrators, and Teaching Artists who make it happen. Special thank you to AFLCT Teaching Artist Craig Norton for his work on this video!

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