The Kennedy Center partners with 16 schools that have committed to a whole school focus on arts integration. Over 400 teachers participate in ongoing, sustained professional learning to build their capacity to integrate the arts throughout the curriculum.
CETA Schools develop a vision and long-range plan for arts integration at their school, select from various introductory and in-depth professional learning options, and receive technical assistance from more experienced schools and the Kennedy Center. Teachers design their own professional learning programs by selecting from a variety of options, including participatory workshops, in-depth courses, study groups, demonstration teaching, and arts coaching.
Washington, DC metropolitan area schools may apply to become CETA schools if they commit to a multi-year collaboration during which the principal and teams of teachers (both classroom teachers and arts specialists) participate in ongoing professional learning.
Apply to become a CETA School (for schools in DC metro area)
Changing Education Through the Arts, part of the Rubenstein Arts Access Program, is generously funded by David and Alice Rubenstein.
Additional support is provided by the Bernstein Family Foundation,
Hilton Worldwide, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and Wells Fargo.
Education and related artistic programs are made possible through the generosity of the
National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.