Arts education and learning are vital to the development of creative, well-rounded, independent thinkers. An ideal arts education curriculum for children and youth consists of the literary arts, dance, folk arts, theater, music, storytelling, media and visual arts in ongoing, sequential instruction from kindergarten through grade 12.
Beyond the classroom, arts learning enriches the lives of people of all ages, and is a vital means to strengthen communities, encourage cultural and generational engagement, stimulate economic activity, and enrich the lives of individuals of all ages.
Through the arts, we aid in nurturing intelligent, capable, compassionate individuals who will be tomorrow’s artists, arts patrons, innovators, creatives, and engaged citizens.
Arts Education Programs
The UA&M arts education program offers several funding opportunities aimed specifically at fostering arts learning activities in Utah.
- FREE folk arts workshops for your school or community group - New for the 2023/24 school year!
- Teacher Initiated Project (Tip) grants
- Arts Education Professional Development Sponsorships
- Collaborative Arts Education Projects (CAEP)
- Utah PTA Arts Education Grants
Find out more on our funding opportunities page.
We also offer an extensive toolkit with links to lesson plans, curriculum development information, and funding sources to help you strengthen your school arts programs.
Our online resources page has even more great material for arts learning from anywhere.
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