Arts professional development program for high school educators seeks applications

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RISCA, in partnership with the RISD Museum, R.I. Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School and Trinity Rep., is currently accepting applications for Arts Talk, a free professional development program for high school educators. The program presents fundamental arts integration training across continent areas from Fall 2022 – June 2023. Applications are due on Oct. 25, 2022.

Here’s how it works:

  • High schools enroll teams of 3-6 educators across all content areas.
  • Teams should be composed of at least one arts educator.
  • Those educators will receive certified PLU hours towards recertification while they work with the three organizations to develop a sustainable curriculum for arts integration for the students at their high school across all their contact areas.

The participating high school receives funds for arts learning experiences and field trips for the students of participating educators. The funds cover the cost of all activities including transportation, substitute teachers and field trip days.

At the end of the school year, an arts integration curriculum, including model cornerstone projects will be the final product. The school will keep its specific curriculum to be implemented in following years. The school’s administration will be asked to work with RISCA’s Maggie Anderson and RISCA to make use of grant programs like Project Grants in Education and the Big Yellow School Bus grant to sustain the programs put in place during the year.

If your high school is interested in participating, please complete the ARTS TALK INTEREST FORM.

If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email or email Maggie Anderson at