A how-to Guide for Arts & Education Projects

Art is... a question mark in the minds of those who want to know what's happening.

- Aaron Howard

A question mark is perhaps the perfect place to start. The question frames the answers. So we'll begin, as you might, by asking the right questions.

  • What would an arts and education partnership look like?
  • What might it achieve?
  • What will it take to make it worthwhile? and the bigger question…
  • Why partner at all?

To propose that exciting, challenging, high quality and contemporary artistic work is being produced in our schools might be preaching to the converted. Many of you would respond: Of course it is. To propose that deep and powerful learning is possible through the arts across multiple domains in the curriculum - might be more evangelical. "Yes," the cautious response might be "but how?..."

This guide was developed to help you answer that question, and poses others to guide you towards your own arts and education partnership project.

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