The ARC provides multiple design-education programs in which to engage students, teachers, and the community in everything from classroom, curriculum-linked interactive experiences to activities for community festivals. We offer:


Teaching artist:  $350 for half-day programs; $600 for full-day programs; week-long programs start at $3000.

Costs for supplies and travel will be added to the personnel cost.

Each ARC engagement is different. It's best to get in touch with us to discuss your interests so we can give you firm pricing. |contact us|



Current Programs

Teaching Artist Residencies

Typically one to 10 days, the programs are designed to reinforce grade-level curriculum standards. The ARC can often direct you to funding sources for these programs.  |contact us|

Design Connections Partnership (DCP)

Currently in its sixth year, DCP is underway in ten New Haven public schools in grades 1-5. This multi-year, multi-grade project is part of the mathematics curriculum.

Each year, the program serves 25 classroom teachers and their 600 students, 10 math coaches, and 10 art teachers.

The DCP goal is to use architecture and design as a problem-solving tool to integrate math and science learning with sequential and comprehensive art and design-based learning in order to:

  • create standards-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) lessons

  • introduce STEM-related careers

  • develop 21st Century skills – collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking

  • encourage students to apply academic concepts in authentic tasks

  • foster students' sense of community and civic involvement