Since our launch in March of 2020, the Creative Learning Network has offered rapid response initiatives to support teaching artists and creative learning organizations through funding opportunities, professional learning, and opportunities to connect with youth. Resulting projects made #ArtsLearningAtHome content available for youth, families, and educators. As our community of arts educators continues to evolve and change, so will the work we do to support them.
Since launching in March of 2020, we have paid out over 160 stipends to local teaching artists in Southwestern PA, including 89 stipends for virtual content created by artists for students of all ages, and over 70 professional development stipends for artists furthering their careers. This translates to well over $50,000 in funds for local artists given directly back to our community.