Palmetto State Arts Education believes in the power of the arts and arts integration to deepen students’ engagement in learning. Since 1987, our programs have provided educators and administrators with the most relevant resources in arts integration, STEAM, and design-thinking. Using its unique position as the only statewide educational organization serving all educators in and through the arts, PSAE offers tools and knowledge to connect different learning styles, with the goal of helping students develop creativity, teamwork, and critical thinking skills, essential for the future workforce.
How has this translated into action? Over the course of the last quarter of a century, PSAE has developed strong partnerships with organizations such as the Arts in Basic Curriculum Project (ABC), the SC Department of Education, and the SC Arts Commission, all key players in the development and delivery of quality arts education within the state. Working in tandem with the SC Arts Alliance, PSAE has sought to develop and maintain support for arts education both at the state and grass-root levels.
In looking over the breadth of PSAE’s work, three strands emerge that can be summed up by these words: position, provide and recognize.
Now entering its 30th year, PSAE continues to work to build a brighter future for South Carolina by ensuring the continued growth and expansion of arts education as an essential component of every student’s education. Working closely with other statewide organizations, PSAE works to develop and deliver quality programs that address the needs of teachers and administrators as they strive to create and grow quality arts programs in our schools.