Acadiana Arts Council

Funded in January, 2007: $40000 for 2 years
The Dana grant will enable The AAC to implement a pilot project providing professional development in the performing arts for artists and select personnel working in schools. The concept is a two-year, four-part project that includes a workshop designed to give teaching artists and arts specialists in schools experience teaching in dance, theatre, and music. It will also give participants and presenters an opportunity to identify and problem-solve issues related to teaching the performing arts in the largely rural schools. Part IV of the program will involve teaching artists in a series of professional development workshops led by Kennedy Center Partners in Education Master Artists. The goal is to have the participating artists, after completing the program, become mentors to other arts educators and continue the cycle of teaching and mentoring.