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Making Learning Visible

A world of authentic art experiences.

The Arts Education Projects you see here reflect how the arts come to life through schools, artists, and community organizations. These projects support a variety of teaching and learning opportunities for preschool through high school students. Framed by the Core Arts Standards, the projects reach diverse students, encourage community partnerships, and nurture student development through creativity.
The JACC Guitar Residency

Post Falls High School guitar students received direct instruction from residency artist, Brad Richter,on-site and via Skype instruction.

Summer Institute for Piano and Strings

Students participating in the institute are given the opportunity to rehearse and perform in the state-of-the-art Jensen Grand Concert Hall.

BCT Theater Lab

The program consists of two components: after-school courses and in-school workshops creating new works of theater.

The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho

ARTworks takes art processes into elementary school classrooms, brings students to the museum, and provides professional development to teachers.

Youth Radio

Training 21 students attending Boise and Wilder High Schools in audio production and media literacy.

Stay in School Quinceanera Program 2018

An in depth focus on Latino arts & culture workshops based on social issues pertinent to teens.

Idaho Falls Symphony Outreach

All outreach programs are designed to provide music education to local students and foster music appreciation in the next generation

Explore Music! 2018

Throughout the 2017/18 school year, Boise Philharmonic’s Explore Music! program brought our professional musicians into classrooms and auditoriums across the Treasure Valley, introducing classical music and the_

Art School

In 2018, 379 students from the rural districts of McCall, Donnelly, and New Meadows participated in the McCall Arts and Humanities Council’s Art School program. Fifth graders_

Loud Writers 2017-2018

The Big Tree Arts Loud Writers program brings visiting writers from around the country to Boise to teach workshops in alternative high schools as well as in_

Corrido Concert Project

The goal of the Corrido (Ballads) Concert 2017 Project was to promote knowledge and understanding among Latino youth and others about the contributions of the Latino community_


The Kaleidoscope art education program is a collaboration between POAC, volunteer adult instructors, and the Lake Pend Oreille School District as well as other Bonner County elementary_

Creative Access

Throughout 2017-2018 Idaho Parents Unlimited’s Creative Access Artist in Residence program provided arts education curriculum for students across Idaho in community centers, special and general education classes._

Learning Through Dance

Making sure Idaho students have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the historically rich culture of dance is a priority at Ballet Idaho. Our education programs_

Idaho Theater for Youth & Shakespearience

Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s mission is to : produce great theater, entertain, and educate and to realize that mission, it provides professional theater, arts education, and outreach programs_

Building Dance Literacy

West Ada school district is the largest school district in Idaho. With a large and diverse population to serve, the district has created schools of choice for_

Culture of an Era

“Culture of an Era” was a project undertaken by the Bonners Ferry Band students in the 2017-2018 school year.  The primary focus of the year was swing_

Arts on Tour

A cornerstone of the College of Southern Idaho’s mission statement is to provide cultural opportunities for the community. To that end, the Arts on Tour performing arts_

The Elixir of Love

Opera Idaho presented Opera for the Young’s adaptation of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love to elementary and middle schools beginning on October 10 through November 7, 2017._

emPOWERme Arts Program

The Caldwell Fine Arts emPOWERme Arts Education Program sought to give students experience in the arts that increased tolerance and promoted self-confidence. As part of the 11_

Writers in the Schools

The Cabin is a Boise, Idaho literary arts organization. We forge community through the voices of all readers, writers, and learners. Now in our twenty-second year, The_

School Tours with Transportation

From September to May, approximately 8,000 Idaho students and their teachers experience a school tour at the Boise Art Museum through our Free School Tour Program with_

Future Design Academy

The primary target of this project included grade school gifted children, grades 4-6, many of whom experienced learning disabilities but also who exhibited gifts in either the_

High Country Strings

Limited affordable extracurricular music activities exist for youth in our rural area, High Country Strings program not only expanded performing arts opportunities in our area, but also_

Education at ARTitorium on Broadway

This grant supported Arts Education outreach for the Idaho Falls Arts Council for FY2017-2018. This included field trips, art classes, and family programs at ARTitorium, and matinee_

Youthreach and Discover Dance

Festival Dance sponsored four Youthreach (outreach educational programs) by professional dance companies Ballet Idaho and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble for 1,430 students from 13 Idaho schools_

2017 Summer Music Camp

Through musical skill building, taught by highly trained and seasoned music instructors, our programs are reaching an increasing number of North Idaho families where music education has_

Around the World with Dance & Drum

The 2018 Around the World with Dance and Drum program served approximately 260 students in grades k-12 in the rural communities of Cascade and New Meadows, Idaho._