Arts For All believes it is vital to provide children with artistic opportunities that will foster Self-Confidence, Self-Expression, Teamwork, Resilience, and Creativity. That is why, this upcoming school year, Arts For All will work with partner organizations to bring approximately 70 children from under-funded schools to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a day of education and inspiration!
With federal funding for the arts in public schools declining and on the line, it has become increasingly important for outside organizations to help provide students access to artistic experiences. For many children, traditional forms of instruction may not nurture their sense of self-confidence or self-expression, while local schools and community organizations often do not have the resources necessary to provide alternative models of education.
AFA partners with orgs that may otherwise be unable to provide artistic opportunities. We plan to bring approximately 70 children from under-served partner orgs to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to explore everything the museum has to offer alongside a museum tour guide, chaperones, and AFA Teaching Artists who will aim to link the experience to the work they do in class. In doing so, we aim to provide an artistic experience that is both academically empowering and artistically inspiring.
Many studies have shown the importance of integrating arts education into academic life. AFA uses the arts to compliment & enhance students' in-school education, and to foster the growth of the AFA Core Values: Self-Confidence, Self-Expression, Teamwork, Resilience, and Creativity. Using a unique evaluation system, we are able to chart student growth in these areas and encourage artistic expression & long term life-skills, while providing an important opportunity for differentiated instruction.