2022-23 School Year
Classroom Registration

Rgistration Closed

In-School
Residencies

Program Dates: January-May 2023

Applications open October 13,2022

Apply by November 11, 2022

2023 In-School Residencies are currently full. Please join our mailing list to be informed of other upcoming opportunities!

Registration Closed

ACTion Art
Field Trips

Program Dates: March 22, 2023

Applications open January 5, 2023

Rolling until filled

Opening January 5

Creativity & Ability
Festival

Program Dates: May 1-5, 2023

Applications open January 5, 2023

Apply by February 3, 2023

Opening January 5

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Classroom
Partnerships

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In-School Residencies

In-School Residencies offer arts programming to special education classrooms in Kent & Ottawa Counties. These residencies, which are free to schools, pair teaching artists and special education classrooms for 10 interactive sessions of either visual or performing arts.

Our professional teaching artists collaborate with special education teachers to design a customized art experience based on student needs and interests, and to determine the format for their ten sessions of instruction. Sessions run from 45 minutes to one hour, and typically occur weekly.

 

Applications are open to special education classrooms 1st grade through 12th grade, or transition aged students.

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Creativity & Ability Festival

ACT's annual spring festival, the “Creativity & Ability Festival,” is uniquely designed for special education students, 1st grade through transition aged. Participation in the Festival is FREE. Registered students are invited to engage with virtual performing art workshops and visual art kits, all from the comfort of your own classroom.

Registered classrooms have the option to participate in performing arts workshops through real-time, artist led instruction in Zoom. These workshops will feature a variety of musical & creative movement exploration.

In addition, ACT offers art-making kits, complete with all the necessary supplies, directions, and pre-recorded tutorials needed to lead unique art projects in their classrooms. 

 

Applications are open to special education classrooms 1st grade through 12th grade, or transition aged students.

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ACTion Art Field Trips

Every year during our ACTion Art Exhibit, special education classrooms are invited to the ACTion Art Education Days: a FREE 1-hour field trip to the ACTion Art Exhibit at the Grand Rapids Art Museum! Students will be able to view the work of local artists with disabilities, vote for their favorite artwork, and create projects inspired by the art in the exhibit. ACTion Art is an exhibit uniquely designed to assist adult artists with disabilities to show their art in a professional gallery format and to market and sell their work in the larger community.

Applications are open to special education classrooms 1st grade through 12th grade, or transition aged students. Field Trips are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The application window will close when all of our available spots are filled.

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QUESTIONS?
 

Contact our Program Director at program@artistscreatingtogether.org or (616) 885-5866