Staff Contact

Ashley Hare   
Arts Learning Program Director 602.262.6164

​Arts & Culture Learning

​The Arts & Culture Learning program works to ensure that Phoenix residents of all ages have access to diverse, interdisciplinary, multicultural arts experiences that inspire creativity, enhance the quality of life, and strengthen communities. Additionally, the arts and culture learning plan focuses on collaborative, sustainable, and accessible ways to integrate creative opportunities into Phoenix schools, neighborhood communities, organizations, and businesses.

To increase student achievement and foster valuable connections within our communities, the Arts & Culture Learning program cultivates conversations between educators, administrators, business owners, artists, and advocates to share field experiences through professional development and network opportunities.

Currently, the A​rts & Culture Learning program serves Phoenix residents through four initiatives:
  • Provide grant funding and professional support to schools and arts and culture organizations to create experiences that heighten community engagement and develop programs that serve Phoenix residents of all ages.​

  • Coordinate professional development​ and networking opportunities for arts and culture organizations, school educators and administrators, artists, and business owners through convenings, workshops, and forums. 

  • Enhance the City of Phoenix Public Art Program by offering STEAM based educational experiences that enable Phoenix residents of all ages to gain knowledge of the design process of public art in their communities.   

  • Deepen arts learning advocacy efforts by partnering with local, state, and national organizations to sponsor, promote and provide resources​ for events and programs that support lifelong arts and culture learning in Phoenix.