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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.

Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Instructional video production, a student recording session, and multiple online and in-person performances.

What’s Your Story?

Bringing the magic of storytelling to underserved students in Caldwell.

Show Brazil!

5 days of samba workshops at the Cascade Cultural Arts Center

Idaho Falls Symphony

The Ambassador, Family Concert, and Youth Symphony programs provide music education to youth throughout Eastern Idaho.

After School Strings

Weekly group strings instruction (viola, violin and cello) for 27 youth ages 8-14 for 45 weeks in Cascade and McCall.

Latino Cultural Studies

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

Music Matters! Summer Academy

Bringing a rich array of musical and artistic offerings to the youth of Sandpoint.

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.

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.

Explore Music!

The Boise Philharmonic presents concerts and educational opportunities for 20,000 students at all grade levels.

Idaho Falls Symphony Outreach

Visiting elementary schools, providing family concerts, and supporting the Idaho Falls Youth Symphony.

The Billy Goats Gruff

Presenting John Davies’ opera to over 22,000 children from 70 elementary & middle schools in the Treasure Valley.

Music Matters! Summer Academy

Music camps connecting local students with regional and international students and guest performers.

VOICES: Women in the Arts

Four music and theater programs in Canyon County celebrate women in the arts.

Ovations Performing Arts Outreach Program

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

Kids Mountain Music Camp

43 children ages 8-17 learn skills and history of American folk music with an emphasis on Folk, Bluegrass, and Old Time music.

Around the World with Dance and Drum

An online residency with Eduardo Mendonca from Show Brazil for students and community members in Cascade, Donnelly and New Meadows.

High Mountain Strings

An extracurricular violin lesson and youth orchestra program serving 28 students in McCall-Donnelly.

Arts on Tour K-12 Outreach

Bringing professional touring performers to K-12 students in the Magic Valley.

Radio Boise Youth Education

A podcasting workshop for high school students, teaching production and storytelling techniques for radio.

Link Up

Exploring orchestral repertoire and fundamental musical skills for fourth graders, with the Idaho State-Civic Symphony

Salmon Arts Council

Missoula Children’s Theatre engaged students in a week long theatrical workshop commencing with a production of the students work.

The JACC Guitar Residency

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

Year of the Brass

Year of the Brass is a project that connects brass players in grades 5-12 with professional musicians.

Music Conservatory of Sandpoint

Taught by highly trained music instructors, the summer camp provides classes to families where music education has otherwise diminished.

Boise Philharmonic: Explore Music!

The Explore Music! program provides an array of programs for students from across the Treasure Valley supporting and introducing classical music.

WINDOWS Arts Education

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

Opera Idaho’s The Enchanted Forest

Anna Young’s opera The Enchanted Forest was presented to elementary and middle schools featuring 51 performances and reaching nearly 20,000 students.

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