Arts in Education (AIE) Partnership — Supporting Lifelong Engagement with the Arts

ArtsQuest’s Arts in Education Partnership is one of 14 organizations across the state that formally partners with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to administer an Arts in Education (AIE) program. As a partner, we leverage funds provided by the Commonwealth to support in-depth arts experiences for youth and adults within four counties of eastern Pennsylvania, including: Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, and Northampton. The purpose of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts’ AIE division is to champion the arts as a tool for both personal and community development for all Pennsylvanians by supporting quality programs in schools and community settings.

The AIE Partnership designs, implements, manages, and provides financial support for artist residencies in schools and community sites throughout eastern Pennsylvania. We train artists who teach 10-60 visual and performing arts-making sessions per residency with students in Pre-K-12 classrooms and community sites and brokers relationships between artists and schools. ArtsQuest facilitates the process of selecting artists for inclusion in the Directory of Pennsylvania Artists in Education and sponsors arts residencies in school and community sites in which teaching artists integrate the arts with academic curricula and promote the development of career and workforce readiness skills.