Arts Integration Symposia Series

Arts Integration: The Arts and Restorative JusticeThe Florida Alliance for Arts Education has joined forces with the Duval County Public Schools, Cathedral Arts, Yellow House, and the Americans for the Arts to present an exciting day of professional development designed to increase your capacity to deliver high-quality instruction.  Experts in arts integration and restorative strategies will share best practices and how they are woven into the fabric of school and community life.

Hope McMath

Yellow House

Hope opened Yellow House, an organization that promotes art as a catalyst for personal and collective growth by displaying thought-provoking exhibitions, hosting public events, and promoting community dialogue. It is a hub for educational outreach and collaborations among artists, writers, organizations, and communities. Hope has been recognized with the OneJax Humanitarian Award (2016), the Jacksonville University Frances Kinne Alumni of Distinction Community Service Award (2017), the Educational Service Award from the Atlantic Institute (2017) and was recognized with various national and regional awards for arts education during her career as a museum educator.


In a society struggling to find equity and social justice, Americans believe the arts improve the quality of our communities. How do we know? We asked. Our second national survey about the arts found that Americans believe more strongly than ever that the arts promote personal well-being, help us understand other cultures in our community, are essential to a well-rounded K-12 education, and that government has an important role in funding the arts


Arts Integration is an approach to teaching and learning in which authentic connections between the arts and other aspects of the curriculum are made in order to achieve desired learning outcomes (goals/objectives) in both subject areas.

2019 marks the ninth year of the successful Florida Alliance for Arts Education Arts Integration Symposia Series. The Series provides professional development and training for teachers, teaching artists, and community arts partners.  Each Symposium offers a single day of outstanding sessions delivered by local and statewide exemplar practitioners of arts integration. Sessions are designed to launch or extend your successful implementation of arts integration strategies, provide up-to-date information on State and National Standards as well as tips on making the arts accessible to all of your students.

Who should attend these Symposia?

  • Interested educators of all disciplines
  • School Teams, including principal, arts teachers, classroom/subject area teachers
  • Teaching Artists
  • Arts organization representatives
  • Community builders and interested citizens;
  • College and University students interested in education and the arts

Many thanks to our partners and sponsors!