"It's on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly." - Claude Monet

This initiative is designed to provide access, participation and the lifelong love and appreciation for the arts.

We support the arts in Salem-Keizer in two key service areas:

  • Provide classroom teachers with the materials, equipment, supplies and resources needed to deliver high quality activity based instruction. Examples of resources include arts professionals, curriculum, consumable supplies and materials, equipment, and supplemental literature to compliment textbooks, speakers, more.
  • Support classroom teachers with professional development linked directly to the resources. Professional development is an integral part of all content areas is designed to strengthen the content knowledge of teachers, train them to use proven instructional methods and strategies, give them an opportunity to practice their efforts with a supportive coach and peer team; and/or help them better engage and motivate students and provide relevancy to the coursework.