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Arts in Education Collective

The Arts in Education Collective is a community of practice for Idaho teachers, teaching artists, and arts administrators. Our yearly convenings create space for collegial connection and help to forge working coalitions of arts educators in Idaho.

The Collective is comprised of members from three areas of the state:

  • North (Moscow, Coeur d’ Alene, and surrounding areas)
  • Central & East (Sun Valley/Hailey, Pocatello/Idaho Falls, Blackfoot, and surrounding areas)
  • West (Boise, Nampa, Caldwell, and surrounding areas)

We would love to have your voice at the table.

Join Us!

The Idaho Commission on the Arts is looking for leaders from various artistic disciplines to join our Arts in Education Collective.

Help the Idaho Commission on the Arts shape the future of arts education through collaboration, programs, resources, and meaningful professional development opportunities.

For more information, contact Laura Roghaar at Laura.Roghaar@arts.idaho.gov.

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Arts Education Collective

Past Convenings

June 2024: Growing Creative Aging for Idaho

Creative aging is an evidence-based approach that utilizes the arts to enhance the well-being, social connection, and quality of life of older adults. It’s not just about painting or music; it’s about unlocking potential, fostering community, and combating ageism in our work. This convening of Idaho adult services library staff, arts organizations, and senior service leaders was part of a 5-state effort to support the advancement of creative aging across the western states, presented by Idaho Commission on the Arts, Idaho Commission for Libraries, and Lifetime Arts.


June 2023: How can we make arts more inclusive for every learner?

The Arts in Education Collective presented a two-day, in-person workshop with CAST exploring the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework. In this training, arts educators were able to understand the underlying foundations of UDL, observe and analyze teaching using the UDL lens, and design or redesign an arts learning experience using the UDL Lesson Designer toolkit.

Arts Powered Learning

Arts Powered Learning: An Idaho Arts Education Toolkit is designed to provide essential resources for effective arts instruction in the classroom.