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 the Artists in Schools program, the Arts Council awards grants to schools to hire and collaborate with artists in the classroom. Schools are also eligible to apply for Arts Project Grants.
In partnership with the Flynn, the Arts Council runs Poetry Out Loud, a national competition for high school students.
The Arts Council maintains a juried roster of highly qualified teaching artists available for arts-integrated educational activities in schools and community-based settings such as after-school and early-childhood programs, camps, adult workshops, and more.
The roster is a resource to facilitate connections between teaching artists, arts organizations, and schools. Schools and organizations applying to the Council’s grant programs such as Artists in Schools are encouraged to refer to the roster when seeking to partner with teaching artists.
Teaching artists on the roster are accomplished working artists who have notable experience leading educational activities. The Council offers professional development opportunities and resources to support rostered teaching artists.