Arts Integration Projects

Creative Movement with students

Teacher-Designed Arts Integration Projects

A TPAC Arts Integration Project centers on an ArtSmart Focus Work from the HOT Season for Young People, and originates at TPAC’s twice-a-year Arts Integration Institutes. TPAC staff and teaching artists guide teachers in ways to integrate the artistry of the performance with classroom academic content to create a powerful learning experience for students.


  • Attend the Arts Integration Institute with your school team in the Summer or Fall and earn seven professional development credit hours per day.
  • Explore a performance especially chosen from the HOT Season for Young People for your students’ age group.
  • Design your project in collaboration with fellow educators at the Arts Integration Institute and turn in your plan.
  • Decide as a team whether you want to combine your project with an ArtSmart Study Unit.
  • Make reservations for your class to attend the performance.
  • Implement your arts integration project! Timelines range anywhere from two weeks to a full school year, all depending on the teachers’ choice.
  • Report your project to the ArtSmart director and receive 20 additional professional development credit hours.

Read sample project plans and reports from 2016-17. At the front of the PDF is the page from our 2016-17 HOT Season for Young People that describes the performance.

Woman leading children singins
woman pointing to a clipboard held by a child
Photo by Mimosa Arts
Children dancing
Photo by Mimosa Arts