Arts Are Essential works in partnership with educators and artists to bring arts experiences that enrich, educate, and enlighten students of all ages while inspiring creativity and imagination.
Arts Are Essential is committed to the belief that through performances, concerts, hands-on workshops, residencies, and cultural exchanges, the visual and performing arts can:
Our programs support the Core Curriculum, and state“standards” or “frameworks” and are linked to existing curricula. We have several arts and arts integrated workshop/residency options. If you don’t see the workshop you want, just ask. We love to create new, original curriculum enhancements. Our family concerts can be customized to support your goals.
The arts can teach nearly any subject, and the arts have the power to change lives. We prefer to call this “peeling off the label” of the student who learns differently or has any other at-risk issues. Working with and teaching these students with the arts allows their peers and educators to see them with new perspectives. Please see our Testimonials.
The artists we represent have cumulatively about 160 years of experience working in Arts in Education programming. They are extremely talented artists themselves and are especially gifted teaching artists.
AAE artist-educators have all been juried by us and are on the rosters of the MA Cultural Council, The Vermont Arts, Council, The Maine and New Jersey Arts Councils. Our artists have also been recipients of grants outside Massachusetts. We are registered with some New York State Board Of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) and are very willing to expand into new areas.
The Arts Are Essential, Inc. IRS forms 990: