Bring Art & Education Together
Programs for children, teens, teachers, artists, schools, colleges, and communities. Brought to you through partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts' Arts in Education Partnership.
Artist Residency Program
The Artist Residency Program places trained, knowledgeable, and practicing artists into school and community settings where they can share the benefits of the creative process with active participants over an extended period of time.
Meet the Resident Artists
We have over 40 Resident Artists in our program including visual artists, media artists, dancers, folk artists, musicians, photographers, glass artists, craft artists, and writers.
Poetry Out Loud
The Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest is sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation in partnership with state arts agencies, such as the PA Council on the Arts, across the United States. Poetry Out Loud (POL) encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. Find out more here.
We are proud to announce that Susan Betten is the winner of our 2018 Regional Competition for Poetry Out Loud! Congratulations to Ms. Betten, a sophomore from Montour High School, who recited "A Birthday" by Christina Rossetti, "Quite Frankly" by Mark Halliday, and "The Bookshelf of the God of Infinite Space" by Jeffrey Skinner. She will compete with 14 finalists at The State Museum Auditorium in Harrisburg on March 5.
Congratulations to the other participating students for their amazing performances at PF/PCA's Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition: Faith Kisker (Seton LaSalle High School), Genesis Analisa Gore (Westinghouse Arts Academy Charter School), Dametria Hanner (Urban Pathways Charter School), Zoe Koutavas (South Fayette High School), and Isabella Bradbury (Hope Academy of Music & the Arts). Thank you to all of the teachers, families, and friends for their support and to the judges for their talent and expertise.
Learn More About Our Programs
We have over 40 Resident Artists in our program including visual artists, media artists, dancers, folk artists, musicians, photographers, glass artists, craft artists, and writers. Artists in Schools & Communities at PF/PCA organizes and facilitates creative arts experiences in a variety of diverse settings that occur off-site from our Shadyside campus throughout the year.
Downloads, forms, and other resources for students, teachers and Resident/Teaching artists.
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The Artist Residency Program is brought to you with funding from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA). Matching funds are available for qualifying schools and community organizations.
The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) is a state agency charged with the development and promotion of the arts in the Commonwealth. To accomplish its mission, the PCA encourages educational excellence through participation in the creative process in schools and educational settings. Study of the arts provides Pennsylvania’s youth with positive models for teamwork, project management and goal setting, along with opportunities for academic achievement and intellectual and emotional discovery.