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.
Arts Partners works in the school districts in the Wichita area to provide valuable teachers who go into the school to introduce or encourage students to follow their passion for the Arts within the community. Arts Partners does important work with students! Ron Hobert USD 259 Teacher
Arts Partners has made it possible for our students to attend the Nutcracker Ballet for the past 3 years, an opportunity they would probably never get to experience otherwise. We are grateful for their generosity to our students.
Art isn't simply important education; it is education. Art is the gymnasium of the mind, body, and spirit. It is the place where we can totally address every element of ourselves; it doesn't matter what the content is. (Loren Hollander)
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.