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Arts in Education Directory


The purpose of this directory is to present teaching artists and community-based educators who utilize the arts to provide exciting, interactive learning experiences for youth, teens, adults, seniors, and special needs individuals. These learning experiences include, but are not limited to teaching, professional development, performances, workshops and exhibitions that may be offered to schools or community organizations.  Members of the Directory working with youth in grades K-12 are also required to integrate Florida’s academic standards into any services they offer targeting this group.

The Arts Education Committee of the Broward Cultural Council consists of educators, artists, and the education directors of many of Broward County’s cultural organizations. The Committee reviews applications and decides which applicants meet the quality criteria for inclusion in the Directory, and demonstrate an understanding of teaching and learning pedagogies, classroom management, safety issues, and integration of Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.


Get Started 
All teachers and organizations are listed, in alphabetical order, on the left of this page.  Click on a name to see all information about the teacher and the programs that the teacher offers.

The programs are also sorted by Category, click here to see all programs organized by Audience, Discipline, and Environment.


For the Community
The Arts Education Directory may be thought of as a directory of high quality, sub-contractual resources, predominately professional artists who teach.

 “Learning through the arts reinforces critical academic skills in reading, language arts and math and provides students with the skills to creatively solve problems.”  

First Lady Michelle Obama

 “The arts can help students become tenacious, team oriented problem solvers who are confident and able to think creatively.”

Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education

For Members
Members of the Directory are able to enjoy benefits from the Cultural Division’s partnerships with the Children’s Services Council of Broward County (CSC); the School Board of Broward County, FL; Broward Center for the Performing Arts; the Cultural Foundation of Broward; Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program; and the South Florida Cultural Consortium.  These partnerships strengthen the Cultural Division’s ability and build its capacity to facilitate job opportunities and professional development and training for participants in the Arts Education Directory.

For example, the Cultural Division partners with the Children’s Services Council (CSC) to ensure that providers offer before- and after-school care and summer programs that include quality arts education experiences as a value-added component.  Participating CSC providers use the Directory as an excellent source of choice for obtaining arts and cultural educational, awareness and learning services.


Criteria and Scoring
Applicants to the Directory are required to meet the following criteria and achieve a minimum score of 50 points out of a maximum of 60 points.

  • Professional experience in the design and/or implementation of artistic/educational projects (10 points).
  • Professional achievements in arts and culture (10 points).
  • Services that clearly develop arts/cultural appreciation, knowledge, or skills in the participants (10 points).
  • Services that clearly demonstrate integration of arts/culture and educational standards (15 points).

Lesson plans that clearly identify the following:

  • Educational goals with cognitive, behavioral, and/or affective outcomes (5 points)
  • Methods appropriate for achieving the stated outcomes (5 points)
  • Measurable indicators of progress that are aligned with stated outcomes (5 points) 


Interested in Applying?
All application information is below, the form to fill out and the application is to be completed online. 

Form:  Arts Education Directory Service Form (DOC)

To create an account and start a new online Arts Education Directory application, click link below:  

To resume a previously started online Arts Education Directory application, click link below:  


If you have any questions please contact Grace Kewl-Durfey, Arts Administrator, (954) 357-7869, or




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