Hartford Performs is a collaborative network of Hartford Public Schools, arts providers, community organizations, funders and other supporters working together in a planned and integrated way to deliver quality arts education programs to Hartford Public School students.
Developed out of the recommendations of the 2009 Hartford Public School’s Task Force on the State of the Arts, Hartford Performs is constantly growing and evolving every year in order to work toward its vision of providing arts education programs to every Hartford Public School student through arts integration, in-school arts instruction, and out-of-school arts programming.
As of the 2013-2014 school year, Hartford Performs currently supports arts integration programming for students in 26 Hartford Public Elementary Schools, and will support all Hartford Public Elementary Schools as well as develop an arts integration plan for Hartford Public High Schools in the future.
“Hartford is a community where the arts are integral to students’ academic development, fostering 21stcentury leaders, creative thinkers and problem-solvers.”
“To ensure that all Hartford Public School students have access to quality arts education delivered by in-school teaching staff in partnership with the City’s vibrant arts community.”