Artists in Schools & Communities

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.
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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.

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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.

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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 Greer LeRoy, winner of our 2016 Regional Competition for Poetry Out Loud, has been named State Champion! Congratulations to Ms. LeRoy, a sophomore from Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, who recited "The Second Coming" by William Butler Yeats, "The World Is Too Much With Us" by William Wordsworth, and "Love Song" by Dorothy Parker. She competed with 13 finalists at The State Museum Auditorium in Harrisburg on March 7. She will be representing Pennsylvania at the National Finals for Poetry Out Loud, held May 2-4 in Washington, D.C. at George Washington University.

Congratulations to the other participating students for their amazing performances at PF/PCA's Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition: Ivan Gunn (Urban Pathways 6-12 Charter School), Katie Carlson (Avonworth High School), Victoria Cheng (Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12), Liz Druschel (Beaver Area High School), and Alyssa Melani (Fox Chapel Area High School). Thank you to all of the teachers, families, and friends for their support and to the judges for their talent and expertise.

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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.

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Resources

Downloads, forms, and other resources for students, teachers and Resident/Teaching artists.

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Advocacy

We make it easy for your program to get involved in advocacy and help ensure that there is continued funding for the arts.

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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.