All children benefit from access to the arts - no matter their background, income level, neighborhood, or learning need. The HAP Conference puts the tools of arts integration into the hands of all educators. It showcases innovative collaborations between teaching artists, arts organizations, classroom teachers, and district leaders.
At the 2017 HAP Conference, "Better Together: Building Community through the Arts," these interdisciplinary partnerships unite academic subjects with fine arts disciplines, promote cultural dialogue, create a welcoming school climate, support differentiated instruction, and develop a practice of empathy through engaging in the arts.
At the HAP Conference, all educators have the opportunity to learn about (and help shape) the advocacy tools and arts integration strategies to bring arts access to all in our region.