Imagine learning geometry by folding and stitching your own book,

investigating biology by sketching local plants and wildlife,

or exploring fractions by drumming different time signatures.

You’re imagining the deep and engaging power of arts in education.

South Central PaARTners places skilled teaching artists in meaningful, in-depth residencies in K-12 public schools, senior centers, and community organizations throughout Lancaster, Berks, Lebanon, and northwestern Chester Counties.

Our residents hail from a variety of backgrounds and include writers, dancers, theater practitioners, musicians, storytellers, painters, sculptors, book artists, and more.

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Our work includes arts-in-education advocacy; training and educational opportunities for our artists and teachers; community outreach; and rich hands-on learning opportunities for our graduate and undergraduate students at Millersville University.

In addition, we host the annual regional finals for Poetry Out Loud a national poetry recitation competition sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.

Our Staff

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Julie Pyle Childs
Program Manager

Barry Kornhauser
Assistant Director of Campus & Community Engagement