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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.
Opera for the Young

Opera Idaho presents “Rusalka: A Mermaid’s Tale” to 8,220 students in elementary and middle schools throughout Idaho.

Confluence of Cultures

Students at Palouse Prairie Charter School embark on an artist-led exploration of westward expansion, the indigenous peoples of Idaho, and the meaning of “culture.”

Salmon Arts Council

Supporting art-based education initiatives for K-12 students in Salmon.

Student Exhibition Tours

Inviting over 1,300 students into the Sun Valley Museum of Art to tour exhibitions, discuss artwork, and create a hands-on project.

Swan Valley School District

Providing hands-on visual art education for K-8th grade students.


The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho brings museum-caliber visual art experiences into elementary school classrooms to strengthen students’ skills in the arts.

Writers in the Schools (WITS)

The Cabin brings professional teaching-writers into Treasure Valley schools, juvenile detention, and community learning centers.

The Spot Young Company

A month-long, tuition-free theater program for high-school aged youth in the Wood River Valley.

Summer Performance Camps

TRICA brings world-class instructors from across the United States and Mexico to lead immersive youth dance camps.

Writers at Harriman

Providing high school students with advanced instruction in creative writing at Harriman State Park.

High Mountain Strings

McCall Music Society brings after-school violin and cello instruction to Barbara Morgan Elementary School.

Nuestros Corridos

Idaho Latino Scholarship Foundation presents a concert celebrating Latino contributions to Idaho.

Stay-in-School Quinceanera Program

Multi-disciplinary workshops motivating middle school students to stay in school.

Arts on Tour at College of Southern Idaho

Arts on Tour brings world-class performers to Magic Valley students, free of charge.

Learning Through Dance

Ballet Idaho brings 10 week artist-in-residence dance programs to Boise students.

ArtReach Remote Learning

Boise Art Museum brings visual art education to public schools throughout Idaho with no geographic limitations.

Theater Lab

Boise Contemporary Theater’s core education program helps youth collaborate to conceive, write and perform original plays.

Boise Philharmonic Youth Programs

Boise Philharmonic presents Youth Orchestra for 151 high school students, and in-classroom curriculum Sonic Boom.

Time to Dream

Caldwell Fine Arts provides underserved and rural schools with arts opportunities that explore aspirations, dreams, and goals.

MACtivities Toolbox

Moscow Arts Commission provides art supplies and curriculum for K-12 students.

Festival Dance

Providing dance education from diverse, professional artists reaching students in 14 schools in Latah, Nez Perce and Benewah Counties.

Seven Devils New Play Foundry

Developing student playwrights at McCall Donnelly High School.

Visual Art at the ARTitorium on Broadway

Idaho Falls Art Council presents field trips focused on visual art at the ARTitorium.

Idaho Falls Symphony Educational Programming

Presenting free music education opportunities to participating schools and families.

Mentorships at Idaho Falls Youth Arts Centre

Mentees in dance, theater production, and directing work closely with professional production staff.

Artists in Residence

Idaho Parents Unlimited provides 18 artist-led residencies for students of all abilities in Idaho’s community centers, public schools, and juvenile facilities.

Idaho Theater for Youth

Idaho Shakespeare Festival brings professional theater productions to schools throughout Idaho.

Link Up

Idaho State Civic Symphony engages 4th grade students and music educators in a seven-month project involving curriculum, rehearsal, and performance.

Indigenous Arts Project

Lapwai Middle-High School’s Native American Arts/Culture Program preserves and revives arts and crafts knowledge and skills.

Kids’ Mountain Music Camp

Professional Bluegrass and Americana Folk musicians teach drums, guitar, banjo, fiddle, vocals and songwriting.

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