Click a heading below to read more about the different types of in-school programs that we offer.
Pricing for educational performances is set by the artists, and can be found on their individual profile pages in the Artist Roster section of our website.
Why book a program with Think 360 Arts?
- Think 360 Arts is the only organization in the state that offers access to arts programs in all disciplines of visual, performing and literary arts.
- The staff and teaching artists work with you to customize programs for your school’s unique needs, curriculum goals, budget and schedule.
- All teaching artists on the Think 360 Arts roster are carefully selected based on their professional work as an artist and receive ongoing professional development in order to work effectively in schools and work with children and youth.
- Think 360 Arts believes that children deserve the same quality arts experience as adults.
- For the safety of our clients and our artists, Think 360 Artists are required to undergo background checks through the Colorado Bureau of Investigations.
What’s the difference between a workshop, residency and performance?
A workshop is a short, focused session with an artist and a group of students. Part-time residencies are a series of 3 or more workshops with an artist and the same group of students, allowing for a more in-depth arts experience. Full-time residencies place the artist in a school for a week at a time for the entire duration of each day. A one-week, full-time residency includes 15 workshops and artist studio time. Performances are for groups of 250 students or less. For groups larger than 250 people, performances can be booked back-to back (double-performances). Artists set their own fees for performances and workshops.
|Collaborative planning to support curricular goals||Programs can occur during school day or after school||Long-term partnership with professional teaching artist||Duration|
|Single/Double Workshop||✓||✓||45-60 minutes|
|Part-time Residency||✓||✓||✓||Minimum of 3 workshops with the same group of students. Can be scheduled over several days or weeks.|
|Full-time Residency||✓||✓||Artist is in the school full-time for a minimum of 20 workshops.|
|Educational Performance||✓||45-60 minutes|
How do I schedule a part-time residency?
We can customize the residency workshops to fit your schedule. They can all occur within the same week, once a week, once a month, etc. Each workshop lasts about 45 – 60 minutes long, but we can schedule workshops back to back (2 hours long) if that works best with your schedule. All workshops are designed for approximately 30 students. Please do not combine classes for these programs.
What is ‘studio time’ in the full-time residency?
When the artist is not scheduled to teach a class, he/she will have an open studio in the school in which to work on his/her own art. The school must provide this studio space, which can be an empty classroom, an office, or shared space (i.e., a corner of the library). Students and teachers are welcome to come by and visit to see the artist at work, ask questions, and learn more about their art form or work as an artist. This way the artist can interact with more students and teachers who may not be directly impacted by the residency. The biggest connection made during this time is that students get to see what it takes to be an artist and that it is a viable career option.
How can I join the Think 360 Arts Roster?
We accept applications on a rolling basis, and you can apply online at CaFÉ, a comprehensive service that allows artists to apply to calls from around the country. It’s a free service for artists, and you can find out much more information on the website.