• Arts and Crafts with Children

    ArtsPath is a regional arts-in-education program in partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and is one of 14 throughout the state funded by the PCA.

    Pennsylvania Council on the Arts logo ArtsPath services a five-county region, including Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, and Jefferson counties. The work involves placing high-quality, professionally active visual, performing, media, and literary artists in educational settings for extended, in-depth residency activities. Further work of the partnership includes arts-in-education advocacy regionally, statewide, and nationally; providing artists and teachers personal educational opportunities; and promoting community outreach. Administered through the IUP College of Fine Arts, the program is directed through a consortium of regional concerns, including the Indiana Arts Council, ARIN Intermediate Unit 28, Associated Artists of Butler County, Slippery Rock University College of Humanities and Fine and Performing Arts, and the IUP College of Education and Communications. A host of regional educators, education administrators, and community leaders serve on an advisory committee.

    The ArtsPath Mission

    Infinite PossibilitiesThrough a consortium of area educators, administrators, students, residents, and civic leaders, and with resources available within the community and through Indiana University of Pennsylvania, ArtsPath maintains a communicative partnership that promotes quality arts experiences, establishing the use of the Arts in education crossing all curricula as a priority, offering regional AIE services, generating community-wide and regional support, and advocating the arts classroom teacher as integral to a student’s complete education.

    handmade masks
  • Educational Improvement Tax Credit
    The Educational Improvement Tax Credit is a program of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania administered through the Department of Community and Economic Development that allows eligible businesses to apply tax credits against their tax liability for the year in which the contributions were made.
    Poetry Out Loud
    Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation contest sponsored by the Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. It utilizes a tiered structure that begins at the classroom level and moves through to school, region, and state levels, with every state sending their champion to the national competition in Washington, DC. POL helps students master public speaking skills, builds self-confidence, and develop an interest and appreciation of poetry.
    Educational Outreach
    ArtsPath Education Outreach 2011-2012 season