Welcome to Peninsula Performs!, a new arts education program that connects arts providers directly to students and educators in the Port Angeles School District (PASD). This curriculum-based arts integration approach uses music, dance, theater, and visual arts to find new entry points into learning and aligns with both Common Core State Standards and National Core Arts Standards.
If you are an educator in the Port Angeles School District who is interested in bringing Peninsula Performs! to your classroom, please call or email Field Arts & Events Hall to connect.
Director of Education & Artistic Engagement
Peninsula Performs! is an integrated arts education program that brings professional teaching artists into schools to teach curriculum in creative new ways. Programs must connect to both a Core Learning Standard in English, Math, Social Studies, Science and a Core Arts Standard in Theater, Dance, Music, or Visual Art.
Arts integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Students engage in a creative process that connects an art form and another subject area, and meets evolving objectives in both.
Peninsula Performs! offers programs for K-12 students and educators in the Port Angeles School District. Peninsula Performs! arts education programs served approximately 1,000 students during the 2022 – 2023 school year.
“It is imperative all students have access to an equitable delivery of arts education, which includes dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts that supports their educational, social, and emotional well-being, taught by certified professional arts educators in partnership with community arts providers.” – Kayla Oakes, Field Hall Director of Education & Artistic Engagement
We would like to recognize the extraordinary support of local arts patron Dorothy Field. Her early strong support of Field Hall as an “Angel” and Founding Board Member has shaped so much of our mission, vision, and values.
Dorothy is a passionate advocate for arts education, much like our first “Angel,” Donna M. Morris. Along with the Founding Board and Staff, Dorothy envisioned that Field Hall would make incredible, diverse arts and arts education more accessible to the people living on the North Olympic Peninsula.
We’re proud to offer arts education in Clallam County through the Peninsula Performs! program. With the help of our community partners, sponsors, and individual donors, we are able to offer this program at no cost to students or schools.
If you would like to make a gift in support of Peninsula Performs!, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org