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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.
Salmon Arts Council

Expanding cultural and social awareness and fostering higher-order critical thinking skills through creativity, artistry, and responsive audience interaction.

Building Dance Literacy

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company leads a week-long dance residency in West Ada County.

Learning Through Dance

Teaching dance, communication, and building confidence through Ballet Idaho’s 10-week class for elementary students.

Festival Dance

Providing 25 outreach programs by professional artists to 14 schools in Latah, Nez Perce and Benewah Counties.

Artists in Residency program

18 artist residencies provide accessible, inclusive, and participatory arts experiences for students with disabilities or significant health care issues .

Latino Cultural Studies

Weekly workshops exploring writing, storytelling, and music for Latino students

Festival Dance Outreach

25 programs by professional artists reaching 14 schools in Latah, Nez Perce and Benewah counties.

Creative Access Artist in Residence

Serving students with disabilities and special health care needs through residencies in dance, poetry, short stories, printmaking, painting, textiles and music.

Building Dance Literacy

Repertory Dance Theatre gave a three-day artist in residency for five public arts schools of choice in West Ada School District.

Spread Your Wings: Elévate

Weekend art classes based on Latino arts & culture for students in Garden City and Nampa.

Summer Stages

A three-week summer day camp providing students and their families with experience in all aspects of the performing arts.

Learning Through Dance

A 10 week program, integrating dance with language arts, math, and science for third graders.

Ovations Performing Arts Outreach Program

Bringing professional dance, music, theater, and other performers to Pend Oreille schools.

McCall Arts and Humanities Council

334 students from the rural districts of McCall, Donnelly, and New Meadows participated in the Art School program under the tutelage of professional artists.

Festival Dance

Festival Dance sponsored five Youthreach projects featuring professional touring companies reaching over 2,000 students and teachers in Northern Idaho.

WINDOWS Arts Education

WINDOWS programs seek to give students a better understanding of cultures through the arts.

Creative Access Artists

Artist in Residence program provides arts education to students with special needs across Idaho in community centers and public schools.

Ballet Idaho: Learning Through Dance

The (LTD) program places a professional dance educator in third grade classrooms for 10 weeks to teach students basic movements and terminology.

Building Dance Literacy

This residency brought 9 Repertory Dance Theatre professionals to West Ada schools for three days of building dance literacy

Around the World with Drum and Dance

250 Cascade students were introduced to Brazilian samba and Japanese taiko with a week long outreach.

Stay in School Quinceanera Program 2018

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

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_

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_

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_

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_

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_

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_

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_

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._

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