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.

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.