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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- 6th Annual Bootleg Shakespeare—“Antony & Cleopatra”! Thirty-three Actors, No Rehearsals, One Crazy Night, and the BEST PART — It's FREE! Saturday, November 1st, 7:30pm, in the Leslie Cheek Theatre at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. FREE tickets will be distributed at 6pm sharp; first-come, first-served (limit two per person). Pre-show entertainment with Matt Treacy and the Bardship Enterprise at 5:30pm in the BEST CAFÉ (yummy food and drink available). Don't want to wait in line for tickets? Reserve your seat by donating $50. Information at: http://henleystreettheatre.org/bootleg-shakespeare-antony-cleopatra.
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