Creativity is alive in Boston Public Schools. Come take a look! BPS students have access to a wide range of arts opportunities, both in schools and through our arts partners. Together, arts teachers and community artists help Boston youth to think creatively and critically, discover possibilities, and express ideas. The BPS Visual & Performing Arts Department supports this work through district-wide resources, BPS Arts Expansion, and a host of partner programs. Explore the site to learn more!
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Feb 1, 2018
The BPS Arts Expansion grant applications for the 2018-2019 school year are now available through the EdVestors website. Please see below for more information! RSVP for February 8th Information SessionDear School Leaders, Teachers, Arts Partners, and Teaching Artists,The BPS Arts Expansion grant applications for the 2018-2019 school year are now available through[…]Read more...
Jan 22, 2018
Vans Custom Culture was created to inspire and empower high school students to embrace their creativity, bring attention to underfunded art programs in schools nationwide, and give back financially to those schools. How Do I Participate?Applications are being accepted now through January 31st, 2018, with 500 schools being selected to participate. If your school[…]Read more...
Sep 13, 2017
Why Art Matters!
The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there is free time or if one can afford it. Rather, paintings and poetry, music and fashion, design and dialogue, they all define who we are as a people and provide an account of our history for the next generation.
Principals and teachers tell us that there is no better way to bring families into schools than the opportunity to watch their children perform.
Arts are crucial to a rigorous and high-quality education – and access to the arts in schools is an issue of equity for all of Boston’s children.
The arts can help students become tenacious, team-oriented problem solvers who are confident and able to think creatively. These qualities can be especially important in improving learning among students from economically disadvantaged circumstances.
Expanding the arts in schools brings new energy to classrooms, increases engagement by students, and improves school choices for families. The arts enrich our young people, our schools, and our neighborhoods.