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To provide high quality, standard based arts education to children in our local community through the help of participating schools, Parent-Teacher Organizations, teaching artists, and supporting partner businesses.
Our program goals
- To continue to collaborate with artists, local businesses, parents, teachers, and schools and strengthen the bonds between them.
- To provide high-quality, state standards-based arts education
- To advocate for arts education in schools and our local communities
- To help children learn academic and creative skills through art
What we provide
AAEP has partnered with Parent-Teacher Organizations and the Bellingham, Ferndale, Meridian, and Mount Baker school districts. Cooperative planning with district personnel and local arts organizations has deepened the understanding of educational needs allowing AAEP to create well-planned, broad-based arts offerings that have significant impact on our children’s arts education. Arts organization community and supporting partnerships include those with the Bellingham Arts Commission, Bellingham Parks and Recreation, Downtown Bellingham Partnership, the Family Interactive Gallery, the historic Mount Baker Theater, RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, the Spark Museum for Electrical Invention, Washington State Arts Commission, Western Washington University, Whatcom Community Foundation, Whatcom Museum, and the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra. These collaborations allow us to build strong, more comprehensive arts education for Whatcom County students.