Peninsula performs! Port Angeles ARTS EDUCATION

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. 


Kayla Oakes Director Education Community Engagement Field Hall Performing Arts Center Port Angeles


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. 

If you are a local artist interested in a teaching artist position, please click here for requirements and information. 

Kayla Oakes
Director of Education & Artistic Engagement
(360) 477-4679

Peninsula Performs Field Arts Events Hall Teaching Artists Port Angeles Arts Education 2022 2023
Peninsula Performs! teaching artists 2022-2023

What is Peninsula Performs?

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.

Who do we serve?

 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. 


Students Fern Anderson and Beatrix Lieberman (seated) along with others listen to artist educator Sarah Tucker

Program Details

  • Peninsula Performs! is committed to employing teaching artists who reside on the North Olympic Peninsula.
  • Implemented during the school day, these programs help students learn curriculum through the arts. Student programs have clear learning objectives and are aligned with both Common Core State Standards and National Core Arts Standards and take place in the school building. 
  • Programs may be delivered by cultural and/or heritage organizations, educational institutions, independent teaching/performing artists, museums/art institutions, performing arts organizations, and/or performance groups/companies. 
  • Programs can be as short as one 45-minute session or as long as three one-hour sessions. 
  • All programs go through the Peninsula Performs program application and selection process by a committee of PASD educators, Field Hall’s Education Committee, and Field Hall staff. 
  • PASD educators use the Peninsula Performs roster to search and select programs at the start of the school year based on grade level, content area, or art form.

“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

dorothy field


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