Education In and Through the Arts
The Woodruff Arts Center has a core competency in arts education, with a network of programs that reaches over 700,000 students in 76 counties each year.
Together, the four Woodruff Divisions - Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art and Young Audiences - invest more time, money and talent in arts education than any other institution in Georgia. Our new education initiatives fall into five categories:
Professional Learning Initiative and the Georgia Center for Professional Learning in Arts Education
In-School Programming – Pre-K – 12 Arts Education Initiative
Out of School Programming Initiative for Middle and High School Students
Outreach and Engagement of Underserved and Diverse Populations Initiative
Family Programming Initiative
The Woodruff Arts Center also hosts the annual Woodruff Salutes Georgia Arts in Education Leaders , a program designed to honor teachers, school and arts administrators, community leaders, and volunteers throughout Georgia who have championed and demonstrated the ability of the arts to impact positively the lives and learning of young people. The program is in its fifth year and since its inception, has honored nineteen educators and one school chosen from more than 325 nominations.
From 2008-2011 the Woodruff Arts Center partnered with Target to present the Target Free Family Day at the Woodruff Arts Center. Visitors to the Woodruff Arts Center campus had the opportunity to experience each of the Arts Center’s divisions—the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the High Museum of Art and Young Audiences—through a variety of activities, and all for FREE!