For the past 20 years, I have been associated with Arts for Learning Connecticut. I have witnessed tremendous growth in our programming statewide and in the depth of educational impact that arts programming has on children, teachers and families and people of all abilities. We have developed lifelong learning programs for our elder learners and developed professional training for our master teaching artists as well as entered into partnerships with schools to embed artists in their daily curriculum.
AFLCT is unique because it brings professional artists together with children, teachers and families so that learning takes place around the state in numerous locations. AFLCT is the only organization in the state that is devoted solely to arts and education. Our artists reach children in 86% of the towns and cities in Connecticut annually impacting over 350,000 children. The past years have been difficult ones as arts education funding has been slashed in our schools, making it all the more imperative that we aggressively seek funding and partnerships to insure that our programming continues in schools and communities.
Our roster is a diverse group of teaching artists that are artistically excellent who have all created programming-performances, workshops and residencies that incorporate core curriculum standards in literacy, math, social studies and science. Our artists represent all the arts disciplines-music, dance, theatre, storytelling, literary and visual arts.
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Greater New Haven is home to a thriving arts community that includes theatre, music, dance and the visual arts. It is invested in its museums, historic preservation and the celebration of its members’ ethnic and cultural diversity.
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