School Partnerships

The North Alabama Arts Education Collaborative serves six school districts across three counties: Huntsville City, Madison City, Madison County, Athens City, Limestone County, and Decatur City schools. Funding sources are available locally through Arts Huntsville and at the state level to provide arts integration residencies, after-school arts training and summer arts enrichment. Arts integration residencies last 5 to 6 weeks, with a full day of planning for the teaching artist, administrator, and classroom teachers prior to the program’s implementation.

Interested in bringing an Integrated Arts Residency, After-School Arts Training or Summer Arts Enrichment to your school or classroom? Email Karen Anderson , Director of the North Alabama Arts Education Collaborative.

Participating Schools

Brookhill Elementary School

Challenger Elementary School

Williams Middle School

Madison County Elementary School

Ronald E. McNair Junior High School

New Hope Elementary School

Sonnie Hereford Elementary School

Tanner High School

Teaching Artists

North Alabama is home to hundreds of artists working across all disciplines, and the Arts Education Collaborative offers professional development training for those who want to use their skills to engage young people in cross-curricular learning. Our paid teaching artists spend five to six weeks with in-school residencies as part of the Collaborative’s Integrated Arts Partnership’s in K-12 schools. Teaching artists are also contracted for after-school arts training programs and summer arts enrichment. Interested artists can apply at the link below.

Teaching artists include:

Alex Banks

Payton Campbell

Grace Carey

Claire Christian

Cathy Curry

Kisha Freed

Victoria Jones

Mario Maitland

Robyn Mitchell

Ethan Mitchell

Pat Nickel

Jessica Nunno

Karmessa Padgett