The Arts After School program was designed to provide arts enrichment to underserved children during the after school hours. Professional teaching artists of various disciplines are matched with a site; then the artist is “in residence” in the site for 12 weeks per semester, for both fall and spring. The typical schedule is twice per week, for two hours, totaling 48 hours of direct teaching time per semester. This program is provided at no cost.
Currently, the program operates in ten sites, including Oklahoma City Public Schools, the YMCA, the First Presbyterian Church, and the Boys and Girls Club. Program expansion is currently under way, with the goal of adding seven new school sites for fall of 2013.
To find out more about the Community Arts Program, contact the Arts Council of Oklahoma City at (405) 270-4848 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Community Arts Program is made possible with the assistance of Allied Arts, Oklahoma Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts.