Providing grants, programs, and services to the artists and audiences of Tompkins County for over 25 years

Arts Education

"Arts Education" refers to teaching and learning that weaves engaging and challenging visual and/or performing arts learning into all academic disciplines from language arts and social studies to math and science, from foreign languages to physical education.

Educators and artists work as peers to help students develop a rigorous inquiry process whereby they explore, internalize and reflect on all content areas. A Teaching Artist is a professional artist with training and experience in an art form and with knowledge of teaching practice.

These additional resources can assist Teachers, Administrators, Artists and Teaching Artists advance arts-oriented programming in our schools.

Association of Teaching Artists
Providing advocacy, blogs, resources and information

Chicago Arts Partnership in Education
An amazing network and an amazing resource.

NYS Alliance for Arts Education
Grants, advocacy and more. Check out "Toolkit for Teaching the Arts"

ArtsEdge -The Kennedy Center
ArtsEdge is the National Arts and Education Network and supports the placement of the arts at the center of the curriculum and advocates creative use of t echnology to enhance the K-12 educational experience.


CAP's Arts Education Grant Program
We have a NYSCA funded re-grant programs for arts education. More info on our grants page. 

Ithaca Public Education Initiative (for ICSD)