The Rural Arts Collaborative was founded to provide
Teaching Artist residencies in rural schools in Pennsylvania and West
Virginia. Teaching Artists are placed in schools to work with students and
teachers to enhance the existing arts curriculum and make it more robust
through project based learning. Teaching Artist residencies are a generally a
full academic year, and at minimum, one full academic semester, during school
time. RAC is funded by the Benedum
Foundation with additional funding from Chevron, Community Foundation of
Fayette County, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and EQT. The fiscal sponsor for this project is the Fayette
County Cultural Trust.
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Intended outcomes from this project and the focus of Benedum Foundation grant funds are used for:
-Expand the Rural Arts Collaborative network .
-Extend artist residencies to a full year where possible.
-Fully integrate the artist experience with formal classroom instruction.
-Continue to support existing school partnerships.
- Rural Arts Collaborative
RAC Founder & Project Manager
The Rural Arts Collaborative Projects by School Year