Arts in Education (AIE) places exceptional professional artists from the visual, performing, media and literary arts in educational settings for in-depth residencies. Teachers/agencies select and collaborate with qualified artists who conduct Artist Residencies – experiences that will integrate arts into the teacher’s core curriculum.
Jump Street is an Arts in Education Partner with Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Jump Street is expanding the role of the arts in classrooms and community centers in Cumberland, Dauphin, and Schuylkill Counties.
Arts in education began as a National Endowment of the Arts initiative for state arts councils in the late 1970s. The PA Council on the Arts introduced its innovative decentralized model and as a result, the entire state, not just the metro-centers, has AIE Partner support to help schools redefine, energize and/or expand arts education. Pennsylvania has earned a series of awards and honors for arts in education partnerships. In July 2012, Jump Street was named as Pennsylvania’s thirteenth AIE partner.