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Photo of an instructor showing students how to mold clay

Integrated Arts Academy, Burlington

Expanding the walls of a classroom enables students to take advantage of Vermont's exceptional arts resources — fostering an appreciation for the arts and developing creative and critical thinking skills. Through two programs, Artists in Schools and Cultural Routes, the Arts Council awards grants to schools to hire and collaborate with artists in the classroom or take a field trip to a cultural institution.

The Arts Council also maintains a Teaching Artist Roster and runs Poetry Out Loud, a national competion for high school students.