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The Cultural Experience Project was launched during the 2005-2006 school year to afford every Atlanta Public School (APS) student from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade the opportunity to experience the city’s premier art and cultural venues. The City of Atlanta’s vision is for every student in APS to have minimally one onsite cultural experience at a cultural venue each year that directly ties to Common Core Georgia Performance Standards and curriculum goals. Teacher and student educational materials further the students understanding of arts and culture and compliment the age and grade level-appropriate experiences.

The idea is, “one grade, one venue, guaranteed”. Art or cultural venues agreed to provide a cultural experience for each APS grade level. The City of Atlanta envisions the opportunity for every student to experience the wealth of Atlanta’s cultural venues at no cost to the student.

The purpose and learning outcomes of the initiative are:

  • Further students understanding of art and culture
  • Increase students exposure and knowledge of art and cultural institutions
  • Enrich student’s education beyond the walls of the classroom and reinforce Georgia Performance Standards for core curriculum subjects (language arts, math, science, and social studies), visual arts, literary arts, and music.

 

In the News

“AN – Cultural Experience Project“, City of Atlanta – Channel 26, September 18, 2014

Cultural Experience Project – Full Story“, WAOK – AM Erica Walker, September 11, 2014

A Visit with Camille Russell Love – Cultural Affairs “, GNN Radio Network, September 4, 2014

The Cultural Experience Project” , CBS Atlanta “Better Mornings”, September 10, 2014

“City Cafe on Cultural Experience Project’s 10th Year”,  WABE-FM “City Café”, September 10, 2014

Cultural Experience Project offers free field trips to APS students“, Atlanta INtown, October 2013

People 2 People”,  WSB-TV (ABC), September 27, 2013

City of Atlanta Recognized Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. as Atlanta’s first BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America honoree“, Press Release, City of Atlanta, September 18, 2013

Cultural Experience Project Kicks-off with APS and Partners“, Talk Up APS, September 12, 2013

“Cultural program is a trip for Atlanta students”, Atlanta Journal Constitution, September 10, 2013

ARTSpeak: Lena Carstens on the Cultural Experience Project“, Burnaway Magazine, September 10, 2013

Cultural Experience Project” City of Atlanta Channel 26, September 2013

Cultural Experience Project” Class Notes, WXIA Channel 11, September 2013

 

2014-2015 Grade Level Experiences

 

Pre-K  Children’s Museum

Kindergarten  Atlanta Botanical Garden

1st Grade  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 

2nd Grade  Atlanta Ballet

3rd Grade  Chattahoochee Nature Center

4th Grade  Ballethnic Dance Company

5th Grade  Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum

6th Grade  Alliance Theatre

7th Grade  High Museum of Art

8th Grade  Atlanta History Center

High School  1   Rialto Center for the Arts

High School  2   The Atlanta Opera

High School  3  Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center

High School 4   National Center for Civil and Human Rights

High School  5   Theatrical Outfit

High School  6   Museum of Design Atlanta

High School  7   Center of Disease Control Museum

High School  8   True Colors Theatre Company

2014-2015 Study Guides and Materials

 

Study Guide – Pre-K – Children’s Museum

Things To Know, Before You Go – Children’s Museum

 

Study Guide – Kindergarten – Atlanta Botanical Garden

Things To Know, Before You Go - Atlanta Botanical Garden

 

Study Guide – 1st Grade – Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Things To Know, Before You Go – Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

 

Study Guide – 2nd Grade – Atlanta Ballet

Things To Know, Before You Go – Atlanta Ballet

 

Study Guide – 3rd Grade – Chattahoochee Nature Center

Things To Know, Before You Go – Chattahoochee Nature Center

 

Study Guide – 4th Grade – Ballethnic Dance Company

Things To Know, Before You Go – Ballethnic Dance Company

 

Study Guide – 5th Grade – Cyclorama and Civil War Museum

Things To Know, Before You Go - Cyclorama and Civil War Museum

Cyclorama Scavenger Hunt

 

Study Guide – 6th Grade – Alliance Theatre

Things To Know, Before You Go – Alliance Theatre

 

Study Guide – 7th Grade – High Museum of Art (Cezanne)

Study Guide – 7th Grade – High Museum of Art (Joyful Noise)

Things To Know, Before You Go – High Museum of Art

 

Study Guide – 8th Grade – Atlanta History Center

Things To Know, Before You Go – Atlanta  History Center

Atlanta History Center map

 

Study Guide – High School 1 – Rialto Center for the Arts

Things to Know, Before You Go – Rialto Center for the Arts

 

Study Guide – High  School 2 – Atlanta Opera

Things To Know, Before You Go – Atlanta Opera

 

Study Guide – High School  3 – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center

Things To Know, Before You Go – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center

 

Study Guide – High School 4 -  National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Things To Know Before You Go – National Center for Civil and Human Rights

 

Study Guide – High School 5 – Theatrical Outfit

Things To Know, Before You Go -Theatrical Outfit

 

Study Guide – High School 6 – Museum of Design Atlanta

Things To Know, Before You Go – Museum of Design Atlanta

 

Study Guide –  High School  7 – Center of Disease Control Museum

Things To Know, Before You Go – Center of Disease Control Museum

 

Study Guide – High School 8 – True Colors Theatre Company

Things To Know, Before You Go – True Colors Theatre Company

2013-2014 Grade Level Experiences

2013-2014 Grade Level Experiences

Pre-K  ImagineIt! The Children’s Museum, High Museum of Art

Kindergarten  Atlanta Botanical Garden

1st Grade  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

2nd Grade  Atlanta Ballet

3rd Grade  Chattahoochee Nature Center

4th Grade  Ballethnic Dance Company

5th Grade  Atlanta Cyclorama

6th Grade  Alliance Theatre

7th Grade  Michael C. Carlos Museum

8th Grade  Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

9th Grade  High Museum of Art

10th Grade  Georgia Shakespeare

11th Grade  The Atlanta Opera

12th Grade  Rialto Center for the Arts

2012-2013 Grade Level Experiences

2012-2013 Grade Level Experiences

Pre-K  ImagineIt! The Children’s Museum

Kindergarten  Atlanta Botanical Garden

1st Grade  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra / Alliance Theatre / Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

2nd Grade  Atlanta Ballet

3rd Grade  Chattahoochee Nature Center

4th Grade  Ballethnic Dance Company

5th Grade  Atlanta Cyclorama

6th Grade  Alliance Theatre / Theatrical Outfit

7th Grade  Michael C. Carlos Museum

8th Grade  Theater of the Stars

9th Grade  High Museum of Art

10th Grade  Georgia Shakespeare

11th Grade  The Atlanta Opera

12th Grade  Rialto Center for the Arts

2011-2012 Grade Level Experiences

2011-2012 Grade Level Experiences

Pre-K  ImagineIt! The Children’s Museum

Kindergarten  Atlanta Botanical Garden

1st Grade  Center for Puppetry Arts

2nd Grade  Atlanta Ballet

3rd Grade  Chattahoochee Nature Center

4th Grade  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

5th Grade  Atlanta Cyclorama

6th Grade  Alliance Theatre

7th Grade  Michael C. Carlos Museum

8th Grade  Ballethnic Dance Company

9th Grade  High Museum of Art

10th Grade  Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum

11th Grade  High Museum of Art

12th Grade  Rialto Center for the Arts