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 Teaching Artist 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.

2019-20 Creative Connections Educator Applications are now open!


The 2019-20 project timeline will be:

September 30 Educator and Teaching Artist Intern Application Deadline
October 7-11 Intern Interviews
October 14 First Intern Training & Receive Match
October Interns Plan/Collaborate/Meet with Educator
November 14 Second Intern Training
November-December Interns Observe Classroom, Plan/Collaborate/Meet with Educator
January 6-31 Interns Lead First Lesson in Classroom, Plan/Collaborate/Meet/Reflect
January 31 Third Intern Training
January-May Lessons in Classroom
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