- Engage your students in learning by integrating the arts into your lesson plans.
- Seek partnerships with arts specialists and teaching artists to help you strategize ways to bring the arts into your classroom.
- Get involved in your child's education ‹ join your local parent-teacher organization, and ask for arts integration in your child's school.
- Become an arts active parent. Bring arts and culture into your child's life as often as possible.
- Sign up for email alerts and updates.
- Take advantage of the many cultural opportunities in your school and the community.
- Have an open mind. Don't be afraid to try creative ways to learn new things.
- Become a member of Interchange and join other area arts and cultural organizations supporting arts-integrated learning in the St. Louis Public Schools.
- Develop a cadre of teaching artists who want to partner with classroom teachers.
- Advocate for the arts in public schools. Contact the Special Administrative Board and your elected representatives about the importance of arts education and arts-integrated learning.
- Provide financial support for arts integration through Interchange.
How can I help financially?
Interchange is fortunate to have funding support from the Missouri Arts Council, Regional Arts Commission, the Norman J. Stupp Foundation, and individual donors. In addition, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education supports arts integration professional development in the St. Louis Public Schools.
We value their support, and welcome yours!
To contribute, please contact