Many Alabama children are artists, but not every school has a teacher available to work with those interests.
This week, to celebrate the National Arts in Education Week, Alabama’s Artistic Literary Consortium is visiting three elementary schools to introduce the arts in educational and exciting ways.
The ALC aims to prepare current and future educational leaders on the importance of arts education and how it can benefit their schools through professional development. Resources are provided to school districts through collaborative sites in Birmingham, Huntsville and Tuscaloosa. A fourth site in Mobile is in the works and is expected to be operable by next year.
“Each collaborative site focuses on the local needs of their schools and communities. They identify needs from their on-the-ground work that the ALC can then support and advocate for at the state level,” said Ashley Lucier, the state director of ALC. “In addition, we partner with