ARTS PARTNERS INC

Rating: 4.76 stars   41 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Education

Location: 201 N. Water, Ste 300 Wichita KS 67202 USA

Mission: There is growing recognition that children who learn to think creatively, problem solve, and work as a team have a greater chance of future success. In the 21st century, many argue that the new basic skill for global competitiveness and individual fulfillment will be creativity. Research has shown that using the arts for learning provides the best way to encourage higher level critical thinking by taking what students hear, see and/or read, and using music, dance, visual art, drama, film making or other arts disciplines to create new learning. Arts Partners' artists bring the "leveraged learning" process to reading, writing, math, science, social studies: all the core subject areas. This "leveraged learning" effect is even more profound in "at-risk" students. Because we believe that creative minds make communities better, Arts Partners is dedicated to providing opportunities for all students from early childhood through high school to learn in the arts and through the arts.
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great group who does incredible projects with school children as well as others. As a receiving school I have been very impressed with their presenters and the professionals that give of their time to work with students. I have seen two projects go from planning to completion, one was a friendship circle that was sculpted by the fifth graders. The artist then took it and did a pour then mounted the sculpture to a raw piece of tree stump and it was placed in front of the school building. The other project was a tile project, again from brainstorming to completion. There were two concrete supports in the school lobby, again the fifth graders designed and prepped the tiles with the help of the artist and the art teacher then the tyles were placed around the supports. I would highly recommend Arts Partners!!

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Does a great job trying to connect all aspects of our world to the Arts. It has done a wonderful job supporting students and teachers.

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A lot

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Arts and Partners is an amazing benefit to the community!

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Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

I am relatively new to Arts Partners, but from what I have seen so far, I am thoroughly impressed. They have a great staff and group of supporters who are passionate about helping kids learn. What could be better than that?!

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A lot

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is small but mightly with a passionate staff team and dedicated teaching artists. They touch the lives of so many students and teachers in a very positive way. Their commitment to making art accessible is commendable; but even more so, is their unique approach to using art as a teaching tool for subjects across the curriculum. Too often our educational system is singularly focuses in teaching styles for children when children are very diverse in how they learn. This program makes an impact in the lives of so many children and opens their minds to subjects in a new and engaging way.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Arts Partners Wichita partners with the school district and community to engage students, educators and artists at all levels in meaningful learning strategies and experiences that literally change their lives and thinking in a positive way. They provide opportunities to cultivate creativity and innovation for college and career readiness, promote students' interest and enthusiastic engagement in learning, not only about the arts but in other subjects such as literacy, STEM and ICT, and facilitate interactive experiences that help students understand and apply knowledge and skills that are portable, memorable and relevant to learning across the curriculum and in life. The sustained commitment and high quality of instructional activity consistently exempliefied in the Arts Partners programs are rarely available at this level and scale and they are worthy of being recognized as a model non-profit organization that makes invaluable contributions to their community, region and the field.

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Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a former teacher / counselor I realize the importance of arts in the schools. This organization helps bridge the gap for those programs that are being lost to budget cuts and funding. This is a well run vital nonprofit and Wichita and surrounding schools are so fortunate to have them as a resource .

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Many children have the opportunity to work hand in hand with an artist to create a long lasting Art Work for their school. Many have made ceramic tile pieces which have also used math skills within the project planning, interdiciplinary to be sure. What a great experience for the children and the artists to many years.

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Definitely

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Life-changing

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2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Arts Partners provides the highest quality arts-in-education programming available in Kansas. Their executive director, Katie Lynn, is a nationally respected leader in the field.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

I helped with a new fundraiser called Arty Party and was so impressed with the leadership, staff, other volunteers and artists involved. I was happy to be involved as it felt we were really needed and I was pleased with how the event went. Hopefully it can be an annual event, and become an important piece of their marketing and development efforts.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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