Our Programs and School

Partnerships

Through collaboration with teachers and administrators, Progressive Arts Alliance offers intensive arts-integrated residencies, in-school workshops, after-school programs, and engaging family events. Programs are custom designed for in-person or virtual experiences, depending on the needs of the school.

Arts-Integrated
Residencies

Multi-session, hands-on, project-based learning experiences help students learn in and through the arts while gaining a deeper understanding of non-arts objectives. Projects are customized to suit teachers’ needs related to their curriculum and the art forms they wish to explore. Spring 2021 partners included Hannah Gibbons STEM School, Mound STEM School, Orchard STEM School, Paul L. Dunbar School, and Warrensville Heights Elementary and Middle Schools.

After-School Programs and In-School Workshops

Programs and workshops in Arts Enrichment, Social and Emotional Learning, STEAM, and Hip-Hop are custom-designed based on the age of the students and partner school needs. Spring 2021 partners included Hawken School and Fuchs Mizrachi School.

Progressive Arts Alliance provides all supplies and equipment

needed for our residency projects, including:

professional
artist-educators

fine art
materials

Apple laptops

digital drawing
tablets

iPads

all other supplies
and equipment

Uniquely designed
for your classroom

Our arts-integrated projects are customized to suit teachers’ needs related to their curriculum and the art forms they wish to explore. We can showcase student work by installing projects throughout the school building, and offer professional development workshops to help teachers infuse their academic lessons with the arts.

Our unique approach enables each partner school to increase its capacity to incorporate the arts into the general curriculum.

Family Engagement
Workshops

We introduce new ideas and new thinking. We connect art, culture, and technology in ways that make roadblocks to learning disappear. We love bringing this work to our students’ families, too.

Progressive Arts Alliance helps facilitate Family Engagement Workshops at our partner schools. These community-building events give parents, students, and community members opportunities to engage in hands-on learning and share their residency projects.

Art Installations

 

Many partner schools elect to beautify their buildings with an art installation. Select residency projects can be displayed in a public area for students, parents, and community members to enjoy.

Professional Development

 

Progressive Arts Alliance offers professional development opportunities for educators in conjunction with residencies and through professional development workshops. Our workshops introduce teachers to arts integration and help them to incorporate the arts into their own work.