Residencies and masterclasses use professional teaching artists to explore curriculum. These programs are designed in conjunction with teachers in order to meet specific classroom needs.

Alli Ortega Empty Bowls Residency

Explore the intersection of art and civic responsibility through this residency open to Scottsdale schools.

Arizona Wolf Trap

Through a combination of teacher workshops, in-classroom residencies, field trips, and teacher resources, Arizona Wolf Trap uses performing arts to help young learners master a variety of skills, including language development, gross and fine motor coordination, concentration, memory, verbalization, and positive self-image.

Cultural Connections: Dance

Cultural Connections Dance provides high school and college dance students the opportunity to work with touring professional dancers. This three-part program encourages students to become more aware of their bodies and minds through workshops, masterclasses, and performances.

Cultural Connections Through the Arts

Cultural Connections Through the Arts is a classroom-based artist residency program offering arts-integrated learning experiences. The Learning & Innovation team works directly with schools, principals, and teachers to design impactful experiences that result in enduring understanding and promote student achievement.

Education Kits

Education kits include arts-integrated lesson plans to support a broad range of curriculum connections in the classroom.


Visions brings together high school art students from diverse Maricopa County high schools for a yearlong series of activities designed to cultivate artistic skills, collaboration, and civic engagement.