Artists in the Schools
Artists in the Schools (AIS) provides standards-connected arts experiences and instruction directly to school sites. We hire highly qualified artists from all disciplines to provide performances, workshops and residencies. Teachers are provided with standards-connected resource materials to prepare students for the experience and to extend learning after.
Many of our programs utilize arts integration strategies. Arts integration is a teaching strategy that seamlessly merges arts standards with other curricula to build connections and provide engaging context. This results in students enthusiastically participating in the learning process.
During the 2015-2016 school year, 73,168 students and 5,306 teachers and community members participated in 2,048 workshops and performances presented by 73 artists at 176 regular, exceptional, magnet and alternative school sites throughout the district.
Please visit our Artist Directory to find out about available performances.