Articulture is committed to providing meaningful experiences through the arts that effect student educational outcomes. Our artist-in-residency programs are flexible to the needs of individual schools. Past residencies included: bookmaking with literary arts and bookmaking with math skills; an all-grades residency for a Minneapolis charter school for homeless children where school was their one constant.
2014-2015 : Articulture was awarded an MRAC Arts Learning grant to bring visual arts programming to seven local Minneapolis public schools over the 2014-2015 school year. With this grant, we will be able to lead 5-week classes three times through the school year at each of the following schools: Dowling, Seward, Hale, Bancroft, Northrup, Lake Nokomis Keewaydin, and Lake Nokomis Wenonah. See the work here.
The neighborhoods and communities where these schools reside are generally not affluent. Economic struggles in schools and academic testing have caused many to cut out programming “extras” such as the arts. While schools feel financially strained and often pressured to teach towards testing, the arts curriculum we offer is a necessity in lieu of such academic constraints. Our programming, which emphasizes the creative process over product, is designed to develop inspired learners and to encourage advanced reasoning skills by giving students creative freedom through guided exploration.
2014- Current : Articulture is part of a community consortium to reestablish the Seward Montessori School Peace Garden as a year round functional and educational garden. We are in the process seeking funds to bring an artist-residency program to the school that will both tie into science learning, garden functionality and aesthetics. The goal is to design and create permanent outdoor classroom for both school and community programming.
April-June 2013 : We sent worked with Watershed Highschool doing a residency focused around a mosaic project.