New Online Course: High-Impact K-12 Arts Education Partnerships



Registration is now open for teams of two or more to participate in the Guild’s first-ever full online course: “Fostering High Impact K–12 Arts Education Partnerships," facilitated by Nicole Upton of Ingenuity and featuring a diverse range of experienced guest speakers (e.g. teaching artists, school administrators, teachers, and arts education practitioners). This course is designed to provide a framework for community arts education practitioners and school partners: individuals and organizations eager to work together as a cohort of participants dedicated to advancing arts learning in K–12 schools.

Through case examples, dialogue with experienced practitioners, and hands-on practice with partnership planning and evaluation tools, participating teams will gain real-life, actionable strategies for sustaining this important work in schools. By the conclusion of the course, teams will complete a detailed plan of action for solving specific partnership challenges and create a plan for their K–12 arts education partnerships in the 2020–2021 academic year.

This 9-week course runs April 7th–June 2nd, 2020, and is designed for participating teams of 2–3 people (i.e. administrative staff, teaching artists, and school partners). Participation is limited to 20 teams.


The deadline to register is March 13th.


For more information about the course format and timeline, and to register, visit


This program is made possible with generous support from the Music Man Foundation.

Published: February 19, 2020