Art & Education
Community Arts Program (CAP)
Think outside the box! The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) oversees the Community Arts Program, bringing visual and performing artists into El Paso classrooms and community spaces for free. The interests and knowledge of your students will be engaged with a session selected from a diverse roster of programs. Let a theatrical troupe help bring Shakespeare alive for your students or explore the world of Latin American song with professional musicians and much more.
To learn more about the program, receive a roster of services and to find out how to be a community host, email Ben Fyffe at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-4899.
Hosting a CAP service in your school or facility
CAP services are provided free of charge to provide access to the arts for both students and El Pasoans of all ages. MCAD works with eligible community hosts to spread services throughout El Paso, with emphasis placed on underserved areas or audiences whenever possible.
MCAD determines an organizationís eligibility to receive these services based on approved guidelines. Some common characteristics of an eligible host are as follows:
Community Hosts must sign a Community Host Agreement. To qualify, please contact Ben Fyffe at email@example.com or at (915) 541-4899.
Entities such as schools, community organizations, recreation centers, social-service agencies and non-profit organizations.
Must be located within the City of El Paso
Must allow the teaching artist to use the space for free and cannot charge a fee for participants to enjoy the program.
Places of worship can serve as a community host if the CAP service will not be part of a religious service/ceremony and will be open to the public
MCAD is currently contracting teaching artists for 2010-2011 Community Arts Program. The listing of available services will be posted by early October. In the meantime, please contact Ben Fyffe at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions.
Art & Sol Project Classroom Curriculum
The Art & Sol Project is an exciting public art project that plays on El Paso's reputation as the Sun City. Over a dozen artists were selected to interpret a sculptural sol using their unique styles and creative approaches.
Bring this initiative into your classroom with the Art & Sol Classroom Guide, loaded with images, artist information, interdisciplinary curriculum that is aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
Art & Sol Project Classroom Guide - (Size 434MB)
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