Every county in the Triangle has a robust Artist in Schools program. Except Chatham County.
It’s time to change that.
We are committed to piloting an Artists in Schools program in Chatham County in the 2015-16 school year—a program that brings professional artists into schools in ways that support math, science, language, and history curriculums.
But we want to be intentional about this.
So we’re spending the 2014-15 academic year developing an exemplary Artists in Schools model for Chatham County kids.
In partnership with the Chatham County School System, we’re gathering educators, parents, and teaching artists to create a program that is impactful and sustainable for everyone involved. And we’re reaching out to arts councils across the state to find out what works for them—and what doesn’t—in their Artist in Schools programs.
It’s our goal to enhance creative education for children across the County in a way that helps our stretched teachers and principals meet their academic milestones.
If you’d like to share your perspective on our developing Artists in Schools program, please share a bit of information below.
We are so excited to make this happen in Chatham County with your help.