Welcome to Arts|Learning at Walnut Hill, Natick, Massachusetts!
Arts|Learning is the hub of arts education in Massachusetts. We support the inclusion of a complete arts education (dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts) for every K-12 student in the Commonwealth. When the arts are at the center of the core curriculum, students develop the 21st-Century skills they need to lead fulfilled lives.
As a non-profit organization, A|L is the Massachusetts arts education alliance networked with 33 other state alliances through the prestigious Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. We bring years of experience and acknowledged expertise to bear on arts education, programming, services, professional development for educators, and advocacy.
For more information about Arts|Learning, click here.
Click here for directions to the Arts|Learning Offices.
Arts|Learning is the recipient of a two-year Peers Grant from the
Massachusetts Cultural Council for work to support the School Arts
Leaders Program, 2014-2016.
A|L is proud to be the lead organization in a collaborative that is receiving three years of funding (2014-17) from the Americans for the Arts (AFTA) in the "State Policy Pilot Program" (SP3). Other partners include MASSCreative, The MA Cultural Council, the MA Dept of El and Sec Ed, the MA Board of Higher Ed, and the Boston Public Schools. Two of our three policy areas, Arts for All and the Creativity Index, are highlighted below.
- Significant funding has been received in 2015 from the Mattina R. Proctor Foundation in Bostson for our work on the School Arts Leaders Program.
- Arts|Learning and MASSCreative submitted the "Arts for All" proposal to the MA Department of Higher Education, requesting an admission requirement for MA public universities of one year of high school performing, media, or visual arts!
- Eric Oddleifson Legacy Fund launched, December, 2013!
- Read about our Parents Unite for the Arts Project
- Creative Challenge Index released on October 18,
2012! The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary
Education has released the long-awaited report of the Commission's work
from 2011-2. See Commissioner Mitchel Chester's letter here. Click here for a copy of the Commission Report.
- View cutting-edge arts education research presented by leading researchers on our Video Page
- Read Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's letter to schools across the United States in support of Arts Education.