Transforming Cleveland Schools through the Arts

Be a Part of the Celebration!

As both changes and challenges course through the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, community partners are needed now more than ever.  It is our responsibility as a community to provide our children every opportunity to succeed.  Art is Education is a program that does just that!

Musician and studentArt is Education is a program of Young Audiences that provides more than 4,000 students in Cleveland public schools with standards-based integrated arts experiences.

We invite you to see this taking place in the Cleveland schools first-hand during Art is Education week.  Please come witness and celebrate what Art is Education is doing for our schools and our community:

Be part of the Celebration for Arts Education at Cleveland City Hall
Monday, March 15, 5-7 p.m.
601 Lakeside Ave, Cleveland City Hall Rotunda
Student performances and exhibits.  Refreshments will be served.
Contact matt@yaneo.org or 216-561-5005 x15 for more information.

Visit an Art is Education School
Teaching artists will be working in classrooms.  Observe a workshop or performance in action.  Tour the school to see what they are learning! Contact ann@yaneo.org or 216-561-5005 x13 to schedule a school visit.

Art is Education provides students and teachers with Students work on Glass Tile Muralaccess to unique local arts resources and has students immersed in work with artists throughout the year. Professional teaching artists from more than 30 arts and cultural organizations in Cleveland participate in Art is Education and help make learning through the arts occur across the curriculum.  Through visual art, dance, theater, music, and technology, Art is Education exposes students to art forms that may have been unfamiliar to them and helps improve academic achievement and enhance students’ cognitive, social, and personal development.

Sometimes it is the excitement of an arts program that gives a child a reasonStudents created African masksto stay focused and engaged in school.  The arts give children a chance to take risks and become critical and creative thinkers in a positive, safe environment.

Please feel free to contact Community Engagement Coordinator Matt Slain at 216-561-5005 x15 or matt@yaneo.org for more information about Art is Education Week.

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One Response to Transforming Cleveland Schools through the Arts

  1. Margaret says:

    Education thru the Arts is a winner for everyone. The visual arts, well taught, develop students’ creativity and introduces them to cultures of other places and times. Music and the performing arts do the same thing. Keep Arts in schools.

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