Working in partnership with school systems and artistic communities, Hartford Performs infuses and integrates arts and cultural experiences into teaching and learning in ways that enrich the student experience and improve outcomes across the curriculum.
What We Do
We help students learn by giving them creative new entry points into classroom subjects. We do this by aggregating our community's considerable cultural resources and focusing them on the needs of Hartford students. Our teaching artists use music, dance, theater and visual arts to help kids grasp lessons in science, math, English and social studies. For instance, kids learn how molecules move by dancing like them, and about mathematical patterns by drumming them.
We also help teachers to use art strategies in their classrooms to make their lessons more engaging and effective.
Some 11,000 students in all 30 PreK-Grade 8 public schools in our city benefit from our system each year.