k-12 Drama Integration
Drama Lesson Plans and Tool Kits
- childdrama: lesson plans for integrating drama across the curriculum at all grade levels
- Artsedge: Kennedy Center: drama lesson plans with connections to other content areas
- Americans for the Arts: Youth Arts Toolkit — programming for at-risk youth.
k-12 School Residency Grants
- Kentucky Arts Council: Grant money is available to help bring me into your KY school through Teaching Arts Together (k-12) and Poetry out Loud (high school).
k-12 Arts Education Advocacy
- Arts Education Partnership
- Learning, Arts, and the Brain: The Dana Consortium Report
- Staying in School — This report by the Centre for Arts Education shows the connection between availability of arts education and drop out rates in NY schools.
- Speak up for the Arts in Schools
- Kenedy Center Alliance for Arts Education
Resources for Arts with Elders
- National Center for Creative Aging — Great resources, including .Creativity Matters: The Arts in Aging Toolkit
- National Guild for Community Arts Education — Grant info and other resources including assessment tools.
Arts in Healthcare
- Global Alliance for Arts & Health! — Info for artists, as well as administrators interested in starting an arts in health care program.
- Autism Theatre Network — Theatre with people on the Autism Spectrum
- National Association of Drama Therapy (links to many related sites)
Arts in Business
Solving Business Problems through the Arts
- Applied Improv Network— Theatre in business.
- Americans for the Arts: The PARTnership movement: Arts and business partnerships. A toolkit.
- Creativity at Work: Books and info about applying arts in the workplace.
Grants related to Domestic Violence or for programs for Women and Girls or for Underserved Audiences
- Office on Violence against Women — from the United States Department of Justice.
- Open Meadows Foundation — funding for projects that are led by and benefit women and girls.
- Alternate Roots — Performance and education grants for under-served audiences. Deadline in April.
- Arts Midwest — Performances and residencies for under-served audiences in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, N. Dakota, Wisconsin.
Wings to Fly: Bringing Theatre Arts to Students with Special Needs, by Sally Bailey (all ages)
Theatre for Community, Conflict, and Dialogue, by Michael Rohd (issue-based drama with teens and adults based on Theatre of the Oppressed)
Sociodrama: Who’s in Your Shoes? by Patricia Sternberg and Antonia Garcia (all ages)
At Play: Teaching Teenagers Theatre, by Elizabeth Swados (about issue-based original drama with at-risk teens)
Role Drama, by Tartlington/Verriour (Addressing real-life issues in the classroom through theatre with k-12 — an excellent book on Role Drama.)
Expressive Arts with Elders, by Weisberg and Wilder
Theatre Games for the Classroom, by Viola Spolin (drama with elementary grades)
Games for Actors and Non-actors, by Augusto Boal (Boal created Theatre of the Oppressed to help populations fight oppression, but his game ideas are adaptable to many subjects.)