Arts Partners inspires creativity
and applied learning by integrating the arts.

An essential component of a quality
PreK to high school education.

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What is Arts Partners?
Located in Wichita, KS, Arts Partners is a comprehensive PreK-12 arts-in-education organization. 35 teaching artists and ensembles present in-school programs that integrate their art forms with other areas of the curriculum, such as math, science, social studies, technology and history. 26 arts and cultural partner organizations present outreach programs and field trip opportunities through Arts Partners.
What is arts-in-education?
Arts-in-education is a method of integrating the arts into all areas of the curriculum. Students learn math concepts through dance; science concepts through kinetic art; positive character traits through song writing. The possibilities are endless.
Is Arts Partners affiliated with any national organization?
Yes! Arts Partners is affiliated with the national Young Audiences Arts for Learning network. Arts Partners is also home to Kansas Wolf Trap, a regional site of Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts.
What is Wolf Trap Education?
Arts Partners is home to Kansas Wolf Trap, one of only 15 regional sites of Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts. The Institute provides innovative arts-based teaching strategies and services to early childhood teachers, caregivers, parents, and their children from 0 to 5 through the disciplines of drama, music, and movement. Kansas Wolf Trap teaching artists use the performing arts to teach emergent literacy skills to children 12 – 60 months. Located near Washington, D.C., in Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is the only national park in the United States dedicated to the performing arts. The Center for Education at Wolf Trap National Park is an arts-in-education resource center focused on life-long learning for children, parents, educators, and performing artists.
Who does Arts Partners serve?
Arts Partners serves 136 educational institutions within a 50-mile radius of Wichita, KS. Annually, 60,000 students are provided access to quality arts-in-education programs in public, private and parochial schools.
Who are the Arts Partners teaching artists?
Our teaching artists are professional artists who have passed a rigorous audition process. Our online program directory allows a visitor to search all Teaching Artists and their related programs.
Who are the Arts Partners partner organizations?
Arts Partners collaborates with 26 arts and cultural partner organizations in Wichita to provide students access to educational field trips and outreach presentations. Our partner organizations are established non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations in Wichita, KS. Our online program directory allows a visitor to search all Partner Organizations and their related programs.

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Generation STEAM

The Generation STEAM program will increase the access of under-resourced students to a quality education that includes learning in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics). Our first project is to guide the creation of viable student-developed design solutions and prototypes that inform plans for public spaces, specifically parks and playgrounds that incorporate green technology and public art. Click the link to learn more, volunteer or apply to be an instructor.

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Location: 903 S Edgemoor, Suite 907, Wichita, KS 67218

Telephone: (316) 262-4771

Email: info@artspartnerswichita.org

Office Hours: M-F: 8:30am – 5:30pm

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Testimonials

What Educators are Saying

“Over the years, I have had artists with Arts Partners work with my classes on a variety of projects, and have always been thrilled with the outcomes. The artists are all well prepared, and came with engaging ideas and projects that helped my students achieve the standards of the class.”

Former North High English teacher

“As a classroom teacher for many years, working with Arts Partners was fabulous! My students always enjoyed having the artists visit the class for the inspiring and creative activities.

As a principal, I’ve encouraged our teachers to utilize these amazing artists as often as possible through our partnership. We’ve had many school assemblies every year for various projects, holidays, themes, etc. Teachers often utilize the funding for field trips to places many of our Title 1 students never get to go to without this opportunity.

We also have the 21st Century grant for an incredible after school program in which we utilize MANY of the artists. Our friends at Arts Partners help make learning fun and engaging for students and we are so thankful for this relationship!”

Theresa Manning

Principal, Adams Elementary

“Our students LOVE having Arts Partners artists in our school. We especially enjoy being able to sing, dance, and create WITH the artists. As arts educators, our hope is to allow students to CREATE music, dance, and art, not just learn ABOUT it. Making art WITH a guest artist, proves to the students that they ARE artists, not just observers of art. As classroom teachers, allowing students to discover the creative use of math, science, and language arts gives real life application to skills learned.”

Nina Kindt

Music Educator, OK Elementary School

“Over the years, I have had artists with Arts Partners work with my classes on a variety of projects, and have always been thrilled with the outcomes. The artists are all well prepared, and came with engaging ideas and projects that helped my students achieve the standards of the class.”

Former North High English teacher

Kelly Frederick

Library Media Specialist, Mayberry

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This Organization received funding for general operational support from the City of Wichita.