As a core value in our mission, we strive to educate through arts and cultures. Our 10 year strategic plan includes the goal to provide arts education opportunities through collaborative work with partners like the Juneau School District to enrich arts, humanities, and cultural learning for children.
“A teaching artist is a practicing professional artist with the complementary skills and sensibilities of an educator, who engages people in learning experiences in, through, and about the arts.”
Teaching artists are a crucial resource for the future of arts education, the arts in general, and the overall process of learning. The role of the teaching artist is an integral part of the overarching arts education constellation. Successful teaching artists help provide a tangible link between the creative process and all kinds of learning, and they make manifest in classroom and community settings the human drive to survive by making meaning of the world.