Creative Connections - Educators

Educators in Schools and School Districts in the Greater Orange County area are eligible to apply to be a part of the Creative Connections Program. Priority will be given to schools receiving support from Title 1 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. There is NO FEE to participate, the Creative Connections program is entirely grant funded and is FREE to schools and school districts. Educators selected to participate in the program will collaborate with Interns to ensure the project conducted complements the Common Core curriculum, addresses the Visual and Performing Arts Standards, and generally fits the needs of the classroom.

Applications for the 2017-18 Creative Connections program are now being accepted.

The 2017-18 project timeline will be:

June 30 Early Bird Intern Applications Due
September 30 Educator and Intern Application Deadline
October 9-13 Receive Classroom/Educator Match
October 11 First Intern Training
October Plan/Collaborate/Meet with Educator, Mentor
November 8 Second Intern Training
November-December Observe Classroom, Plan/Collaborate/Meet with Educator, Mentor
Week of Jan 8 First Lesson in Classroom. Plan/Collaborate/Meet/Reflect
January 31 Third Intern Training
January-May Conduct project in the classroom; at least 2 additional meetings will be held
May 30 End of Year Celebration


*Please note, we do our best to match the interests of the Interns with the needs of Classroom Educators, because of this, we may not be able to partner all Interns with Educators.

Questions? Contact Megan Belmonte at 949.824.8976 or