Arts Are Elementary

To spark curiosity, creativity and critical thinking through arts integration in elementary schools within the greater Brunswick area, and to raise awareness of the arts in the local community.

IMG_8581.jpg
 
DSC_0871.jpg

Who We Are

Arts Are Elementary works in partnership with local schools to provide every public pre-K-5 classroom in Brunswick with professional artist residencies and have been doing so since 1980. We also provide opportunities for the broader community to engage with art.

Arts Are Elementary is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, funded by donations.

 

Your support is important to our work at Arts Are Elementary. There are many ways you can contribute, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. As little as $5/month goes a long way.

How We're Funded

  • It costs $18.94/student to provide the artists residencies.

  • Fifty percent of the cost is funded by the Brunswick School Department.

  • Eleven percent is funded by the schools' parent groups.

  • The remaining 39% is funded by parents, local businesses and community members. This includes funding provided by the Maine Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Act, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020. The Nathaniel Davis Fund has provided funding to support the 5th grade residency in 2020-2021.

Deb Graph 2021 square.jpeg
 

Sign up for our newsletter, donate and volunteer

"I support AAE because the presence of professional artists in the classroom enhances my child's learning experience and opens her eyes to a world of possibilities. AAE delivers this opportunity to all of Brunswick's elementary school students, many of whom wouldn't otherwise be able to enjoy these experiences."

Deb Leslie, AAE former Board President + parent

 

Current Residencies

Professional Artists in the Classroom

 
Dawn and Virginia 1.jpg

3rd Grade

Dawn Prindall & Virginia Brown

3rd Grade will explore the connection between art and poetry during their residency with Dawn Prindall & Virginia Brown.

  • Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers The Legend of Banana the Kid 4 pm
    Sat, Mar 26
    Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School
    Mar 26, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School, 44 McKeen St, Brunswick, ME 04011, USA
    Share
  • Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers The Legend of Banana the Kid 2 pm
    Sat, Mar 26
    Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School
    Mar 26, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School, 44 McKeen St, Brunswick, ME 04011, USA
    Share
 
frogtown cover.jpg

Past Events

  • An Evening with Art, November 3, 2018​

  • The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow Puppet Show, October 27, 2018​

  • Cahoots, March 31, 2018

  • Free After School Art Session, February 28, 2018

  • Benefit Concert for Arts Are Elementary by Seth Levy and the John Cross Project, May 20, 2017

 

Sponsors

Valued Partnerships

BHBT-2019-rgb-color.jpg
BS Law Logo.png
Bath Savings.jpg
 
Brackett logo.png
Portland Pie Logo.jpg
Cribstone.jpg
epaofl.jpg
Goodwin-Chevy-Mazda-Logo-Stacked.png
Lee Auto.jpg
 
SERVPRO-MStrong(004).jpg
Staples Logo.jpg
Tax logo.png
Pine Coast Logo HiRes.png
Riley's logo.png
Bill_Dodge_Auto_Group_Logo_HiRes.png
hlco.png
welltree square.jpg
Wild OATS2.0.jpg
Morning+Glory+Horiz+logo.png
Monroe Infrared logo.png
BEK Logo.jpg
 
 
GM Wild.png
dc logo 200x200-01 (2).jpg
CBU.jpg

Combined Benefits United

 
Blue Dog logo.jpeg
Cool as a Moose logo.png
KGlogo.png
Contact Us

Thanks for submitting!

IMG_8534.jpg

(207) 798-2900
aaedirector@gmail.com
P. O. Box 882, Brunwick, ME 04011