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In 2013, PCA transitioned the Community Arts Education Handbook to an online directory of arts education resources. This new format offers several advantages, including improved searchability, full-color images, links to resource websites, and year-round updates. Though we will no longer publish an annual PDF edition of the Community Arts Education Handbook, you can browse the online Arts Education Resources directory here.

Community Arts Education Handbook

Download the PDF of the 2012-2013 Community Arts Education Handbook for Charlottesville-Albemarle educators.

This FREE directory lists arts programs offered for K-12 school groups by artists and arts groups in the community. The handbook serves as a resource for teachers and administrators in area schools by providing information about arts opportunities for school groups to take advantage of during the academic year. Some listings offer specific dates of arts performances, while others describe free school tours that can be scheduled, and still others explain learning experiences that artists can provide in schools.

Please share this information with any other teachers, principals, parents, or community members who might benefit from the resources listed in the handbook!

Artists or arts organizations providing programming for school groups can contact to be listed in the next Community Arts Education Handbook.

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Artist Services

Piedmont Council for the Arts supports Charlottesville’s artists with a variety of services and opportunities for members! To find out more about member benefits and how to join, click here.

Fractured Atlas Membership

PCA members are eligible for a free Associate Membership with Fractured Atlas. Fractured Atlas is a national non-profit arts service organization that provides a wide range of support to the arts community, including insurance; discounts on everything from art supplies to Zipcar; software for tickets or contacts; Fractured U. educational resources for artists; and assistance with international artist visas.

Cultivating Success as a Creative

As a service to PCA members, Jessica Thayer offers a half-hour complimentary phone consultation to artists who wish to find new and positive ways to engage with the world, redefine success from the inside out, or get to the root of self-destructive choices or behavior. To set up a consultation, please contact her by filling out the Initial Consultation form at Architecture of Meaning.

As an educational consultant, Jessica Thayer has spent over 20 years accompanying creatives as they discover causes of self-sabotaging behavior, develop strategies to identify and support their individual challenges, and learn to thrive by trusting their unique perspectives and needs.

Seminars and Workshops

From seminars and workshops to screenings and roundtable discussions, PCA offers at least one program each month to expand learning opportunities for artists, educators, and arts-interested community members. Nearly all of these programs are FREE for PCAMembers. Find out more here.

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Arts Reach

Our community is full of groups working hard to reach underserved citizens and PCA is here to help. Arts Reachkeeps you informed about local arts opportunities and resources that may be of interest to you or groups you serve.

Have an arts need or resource to share?

Fill out this Arts Reach Submission Form to tell us what you need (or have to offer) to benefit low-income communities through the arts. There are no deadlines and your announcement will be listed online and included in the next newsletter, distributed monthly.

Want to view the listings?

Browse using the links below or sign up for the monthly Arts Reach e-newsletter to have the listings delivered to your inbox.

Arts Volunteer Opportunities

Calls for Entry and Auditions

Arts Scholarships, Grants, Fellowships, Internships, and Jobs

Art Supplies and Spaces