Let's Bring Art into the Classroom.

The arts can be a powerful teaching tool. Through our programs we’re providing arts experiences for students as well as tools and support for educators. We present a broad range of quality arts events and workshops, all of which are designed as interdisciplinary learning adventures that connect real-life experiences to academic instruction. Our nationally renowned program has been a Kennedy Center Partner for over 20 years.

Virtual Art Classes with PACE Online

PACE Virtual Art Classes feature daily art-integrated lessons for grades K-2.

Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition for high school students across the country. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. Poetry Out Loud is a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Foundation, and the state and jurisdictional arts agencies.

Interested in participating? Contact Acadiana regional representative, Bree Sargent at bree@acadianacenterforthearts.org .

Download the Poetry Out Loud Teacher Toolkit.

Want to bring your class to our galleries?

In School Programs

Due to COVID-19, our in school programs are unavailable at this time, but we encourage you to learn more about what has been traditional in our schools for over 20 years. 

Teaching in the Arts

The Teaching Artist Program provides the opportunity for you to help students to experience a broad range of art forms and innovative arts activities in their classroom and school! Each of the Session Options is designed and presented by a local professional artist, like yourself.

Proud Partners

Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette Parish School System, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette are members of the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program.

Selected because of demonstrated commitment to the involvement of education in and through the arts, the partnership team participates in collaborative efforts to make the arts integral to education. In 2004, the Kennedy Center Partnership Team was awarded the Governor’s Arts Award for Outstanding Contributions to Arts in Educati

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