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.

2018-19 Creative Connections Educator Applications are closed.


The 2018-19 project timeline will be:

June 15 Early Bird Teaching Artist Application Deadline
September 28 Educator and Teaching Artist Application Deadline
October 8-12 Receive Classroom/Educator Match
October 12 First Teaching Artist Training
October Plan/Collaborate/Meet with Educator, Mentor
November 14 Second Teaching Artist Training
November-December Observe Classroom, Plan/Collaborate/Meet with Educator, Mentor
Week of Jan 8 First Lesson in Classroom. Plan/Collaborate/Meet/Reflect
January 30 Third Teaching Artist Training
January-May Conduct project in the classroom; at least 2 additional meetings with Program Director will be held
May 29 End of Year Celebration


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


Questions? Contact Megan Belmonte at 949.824.8976 or