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Culture Club Portland

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Established in 2012, Culture Club-Portland is a consortium of local arts organizations created to support cultural experiences for students in public schools.  The consortium, brought together by a generous anonymous donor, includes the Portland Museum of Art, Portland Ovations, Portland Stage, and Portland Symphony Orchestra.  Culture Club-Portland has the aspirational goal of providing a free arts experience in all four member organizations for every child in Portland Public Schools, every year. Culture Club-Portland programs are generously supported through the philanthropy of an anonymous benefactor, The Old Bug Light Foundation, and the Ernie Ayer Education Foundation.

Portland Stage Company

Portland Stage is proud to offer a series of Education Programs that connect to and reinforce Common Core Standards and are designed to grow with students as they progress through all grade-levels (K-12). Through Portland Stage programming, students are given the opportunity to work with professional actors and teaching artists. Our programs focus on literacy, cultural awareness, collaborative play, and creative thinking. Our teaching philosophy highlights process over product, deepening students’ ability to analyze, synthesize, and think critically while making connections to the thoughts and ideas behind the written word.


For more information, please contact:
Education Department
 Hannah Cordes, Education Manager
Julianne Shea, Education Administrator
 (207) 774-1043 ext. 104

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Ovations Offstage

Connecting Maine students and educators to performing arts from around the world in significant memorable ways both on and off the stage is the hallmark of Portland Ovations School-Time Performance Series. Our individually tailored in-school workshops with local teaching artists complement existing curriculum and promote arts integration in our schools, communities, and alternative learning spaces. Active engagement with Ovations curriculum guide allows for in-depth building of background knowledge and deep post-performance content connection and reflection.


For more information, please contact:
Ovations Offstage
 Catherine Anderson, Director of Ovations Offstage
 Colby Senior, Offstage Associate (207) 773-3150 ext 3 offstage@portlandovations.org
 2017-2018 School Time Brochure
Bus transportation reimbursement is available for all Portland Public Schools
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Portland Museum of Art
PMA’s free, one-hour educational experiences for Pre-K to 12th grade students use authentic works of art to inspire and encourage critical thinking and to make real-world connections. The programs use conversation, inquiry, and interactive, hands-on activities to explore themes relevant to your students. Tour experiences are customizable, so students and teachers can connect classroom curriculum with specific artworks, topics, eras, or people—or just come here to experience something completely new.

For more information, please contact:
Learning & Interpretation Department
 (207) 699-4985

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Portland Symphony Orchestra

The Portland Symphony is proud to offer programming to 100% of Portland Public School students that meet the educational goals of classroom and music teachers.
All PSO programming is designed to support the efforts of classroom teachers by focusing on curricular goals like improved literacy skills, cultural literacy, closing the career and skills gap and making stronger connections to American history. Each program features custom teachers guides to help educators prepare, participate, and reflect on PSO performances in meaningful ways.

For more information, please contact:
 John Elliott
Director of Education and Community Engagement
 (207) 773-6128 ext. 308

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