Providing access to quality arts education has always been one of Arts & Humanities Bainbridge’s primary goals. We do so through our award-winning Arts In Education Consortium.
Now in it’s 19th year, the Arts in Education Consortium works to support a network of classroom teachers, teaching artists, school administrators, and community partners, all working to ensure quality student learning in the arts and arts integration in Bainbridge Island classrooms. This year, we’re also excited to welcome Suquamish Elementary School back into the consortium!
The Arts In Education Consortium began as a loose association of local artists and school partners working together to introduce dance and theater to fifth- and sixth-graders at Sakai Intermediate School. Since then, the program has grown to serve seven schools and more than 2,200 students in grades K-8. Artists have staged a broad range of intensive workshops and residencies in poetry writing, storytelling, Native American drumming, fused glass art, and cartooning, and more.
What makes this program so effective? It’s the collaboration between Classroom Teachers and Teaching Artists. Classroom Teachers can connect with the Teaching Artists best-suited to their students by referencing the Arts in Education Teaching Artist Roster. The 2017-2018 roster has been updated to include several new Teaching Artists and can be viewed below:
Teaching artist, classroom teacher and student forms will be available soon.
The Arts In Education Consortium is made possible by generous grants from the Bainbridge Community Foundation and the Washington State Arts Commission.
For help with additional questions regarding the Arts in Education Program, please contact:
LT Yoson, Program Coordinator
Anne Smart, Executive Director