The goal of the BAAC Arts Education Program is to enrich the educational experiences and lives of the students and teachers in the Batesville schools by bringing a variety of professional artists into the schools to integrate the arts into the existing school curricula. This arts-curricula integration allows students to have hands-on, three-dimensional experiences that involve all the senses, and create learning experiences students will remember long after they have forgotten the material in the class textbooks.
Arts in Education
This program utilizes some of the wonderful artists in residence and visiting artists that we sponsor in the schools during the day by providing workshops or performances for parents and community members in the evening.
The Young Artist Showcase is a program that recognizes students in 6th through 12th grade who excel in the areas of art, music, writing, dance and drama. Professional judges are enlisted to judge the entries in each discipline, and trophies and ribbons are awarded to the winners at each school’s end of the year awards program along with the sports and academic awards that are traditionally given by the schools. This program fills a gap in local awards programs, showing students that they can be rewarded for excellence in the arts and creates an incentive for students to achieve excellence.
The Community Art Show has been a community tradition since 2001. Local adult artists (age 18 and up) enter their artwork in the show which is then judged. There are three main categories that artists can enter: fine art, applied art and photography. The top 3 entries are awarded cash prizes in each category.
Community Art Show
Arts in Education
Prairie Fire Children's Theatre is a professional touring theatre company based in Minnesota. Each summer the theatre sends two professional actors/directors for a one week residency. Our local children ages 8-18 audition for the roles and after a week of rehearsing, the cast performs the play twice on the weekend. This is an awesome week with an average of 80-90 students participating every year!