Frequently Asked Questions.
Here are some common questions about Arts Partners.
What is Arts Partners?
What is arts-in-education?
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 Young Audiences, Inc.?
Young Audiences, Inc. is a national arts-in-education organization whose mission and goal is to help make the arts an essential part of young people’s education. Young Audiences advances the artistic and educational development of children and youth by bringing them together with professional artists of all disciplines to learn, create and participate in 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.
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.
K-12 Teachers and Administrators
I need every minute of instruction time I can get. Why should I book an Arts Partners program?
What is STEM Learning through the Arts?
Can Arts Partners design a program specifically for our school's students?
Yes! With ample time, teaching artists from Arts Partners can design programs or residencies specifically for your students. Program development fees may apply. Please contact Program Scheduler Nancy Lucas for information. 316-262-4771 x 100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the in-school program formats?
Arts Partners offers three in-school program formats:
A Performance is presented by a solo, duo, or ensemble. Performances can be presented for the entire school body or a smaller group.
A Workshop is presented to an individual class of students to offer hands-on, in-depth learning.
A Residency is comprised of three or more Workshops, all presented to one class.
How much do the programs cost?
Typically, a single workshop for one class of students can be as little as $85. Residencies are comprised of three or more workshops and can start at $294 per three sessions. School assemblies presented by a solo performer average $286. Ensemble performances can range from $360-$900. Program costs are included in the narrative descriptions on our website.
Are there additional fees above the program costs?
The stated fees are all-inclusive for Arts Partners performances. Nominal supplies costs are listed with the website description for each workshop or residency that requires supplies. All residencies require a one-hour $39 planning meeting between the classroom teacher and the teaching artist so that there is a clear understanding of the residency expectations. Schools located between a 25- and 50-mile radius of the Arts Partners office will be charged mileage calculated at the IRS rate beginning after the first 25 miles.
Who can book Arts Partners programs?
Classroom teachers and administrators may book K-12 in-school programs. We request that teachers and administrators coordinate with their designated school liaison before booking in-school programs and field trips. Designated school liaisons may also book programs.
What is a partnership school?
A school administrator makes the decision for his/her school to be a partnership school by depositing funds into an Arts Partners account. There is no minimum amount nor maximum amount required. These funds are available throughout the school year for Arts Partners programming. Unused funds carry over to the next school year.