Partners in the Arts
Integrating the arts across PreK-12 educationPartners in the Arts was founded in 1994 to train educators to integrate the arts into their preK-12 curriculum, and provide support to implement school-based projects created in our courses, workshops and professional development sessions.
The program helps teachers create a transformative learning environment that engages all students, regardless of the subject area, and allows teachers to use their personal passions and skills in the classroom. Partners in the Arts includes public schools in the City of Richmond and in Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, and Powhatan counties, in addition to a number of private schools. The program is overseen by the associate dean of the School of Professional and Continuing Studies and with guidance from a board of advisors.
In addition to funding school-based projects, Partners in the Arts offers an annual five-day summer institute at the University of Richmond where preK-12 teachers learn how to integrate the arts into all classrooms.
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- Henley Street Theatre/Richmond Shakespeare is excited to announce a limited public engagement for its special touring production of “Romeo and Juliet,” one of Shakespeare’s most beloved tragedies that has captured the imagination of audiences for centuries. Celebrate with your Valentine by attending this innovative one-hour, six-actor production running February 11-14 at the School for the Performing Arts (SPARC). Following this opening run, the production will tour Richmond City middle and high schools, at no charge to the schools, as a part of The National Endowment for the Arts – Shakespeare in American Communities grant program. For more information and to purchase tickets to the opening week student and public performances at SPARC, go to the event page, www.facebook.com/events/841029932602296/, or visit www.henleystreettheatre.org/romeo-juliet.
- Live theatre returns to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts! “The Lion in Winter,” from February 5 to 28 will mark the first professional stage production in more than a decade to enjoy a full run at the VMFA's Leslie Cheek Theatre. For more information, visit http://henleystreettheatre.org/the-lion-in-winter. For tickets, call 804-340-1405 or visit the online box office at http://bit.ly/18pAxIU.
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