The intent of the Arts in Education Program is to enrich and support arts education throughout North Dakota. With the passage of No Child Left Behind, the arts are acknowledged as a core academic subject. In addition to being a part of the core curriculum, the arts can also be used as a tool to teach other core subjects, such as: reading, math, science, and social studies. A team of North Dakota educators and artists worked together to develop the North Dakota Arts Content and Achievement Standards. Schools are encouraged to develop curriculum in accordance with our state standards.
The Arts in Education Program values the arts as essential to lifelong learning and strives to achieve the following:
• Promote the arts as basic to the education of all North Dakota youth.
• Seek partnerships with educational and arts institutions to support comprehensive arts education.
• Develop collaborative relationships with artists, schools, teachers, parents, administrators and community organizations.
• Provide resources that support the importance of lifelong learning in the arts.
We strengthen the creative capacity of North Dakota for all who live or visit here: honoring our cultural traditions, empowering excellence and innovation, inspiring arts and culture opportunities for all.
1600 East Century Avenue, Suite 6
Bismarck, ND 58503-0649
(701) 328-7595 (Fax)
Hours of business are:
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on National Holidays