NJPAC’s Arts Integration Initiative is a multi-year professional development series designed to support K-5 classroom teachers in the natural progression of arts integration practice. Through a series of workshops, training and artistic experiences a cohort of chosen teachers will explore the spectrum of integrating arts in the classroom.

Reignite your love of teaching and learning through the development of a creative practice!

Why Participate

  • Become part of a community of teachers
    and artists committed to integrating
    the arts into non-arts curriculum
  • Refill your creative well while building new
    skills and confidence in multiple art forms
  • Be part of a multi-year process that
    supports your teaching practice
  • Training that will be usable, appropriate,
    progressive and embrace Social Emotional
    Learning, Healing Centered Practices, and
    Teaching through an equity lens

How to Participate

  • We encourage K – 5 teachers to apply as
    part of a team including an arts specialist,
    when possible (max four teachers)
  • If you are unable to apply as part of a team
    but are still interested in joining this program,
    we encourage you to apply as an individual
  • Complete the application at the link below and have
    your principal approve the application in support
    of your potential participation

“Studies find that integration of the arts with instruction in other academic subjects increases student learning and achievement and helps teachers more effectively meet the needs of all students.”

(Policy Pathway: Embracing Arts Education to Achieve Title 1 Goals, California Alliance for Arts Education, 2015)


The Arts Integration Initiative will focus on
• Creative confidence building
• Expanding learning possibilities through art making

Arts Integration Program Offerings and Commitments
• First year is an introduction to Creative Practice at no cost to the teacher
• Six Professional Development sessions over the course of the year including: “Creativity Kick-Off,” “Why Creativity Matters” and creativity deep dives in theater, visual art and dance
• Six hour-long Classroom Support Sessions with a NJPAC Teaching Artist
• Professional Development credit offered and small stipend to support creativity in your classroom

Roughly 22 hour commitment over the course of the year.


Application deadline: September 6, 2023

Contact Natalie Dreyer at NDreyer@NJPAC.org