Wildwood Park for the Arts

Wildwood Park for the Arts

Central Region
Little Rock, Arkansas
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Wildwood possesses a rich experiential history of residency leadership, statewide educational touring to schools, youth summer camps and classes, and multigenerational outreach programming. Wildwood’s staff is well-equipped to work with educators to design a site-specific workshop or residency schedule. Working across the curriculum, Wildwood can provide a diversity of artistic genres to complement lesson plans and educational goals. In addition to its staff and guest artists, Wildwood engages other Arkansas Arts Council Roster artists to provide artistic services in any time frame, from a full-day workshop to multi-week residencies. Year-long residencies are typically scheduled in Central Arkansas. Week-long residencies outside of Central Arkansas are best suited in conjunction with Wildwood’s annual educational touring production. Workshops and multi-day residencies are available throughout the year. Wildwood requests ample room for students to move freely and opportunities to discuss with host organizations cross-curricular aspects during the residency design phase. Wildwood also welcomes the opportunity to provide in-Park residencies and tours for school groups.

Completed the Arkansas Arts Councils professional development workshop, Connecting to the Common Core, presented by Amy Braswell and hal evans on April 20, 2013.

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Wildwood Park for the Arts is home to Little Rock’s botanical gardens and Lucy Lockett Cabe Festival Theatre. A center for the arts located in west Little Rock's Chenal Valley, Wildwood’s vision is to provide opportunities for lifelong learning, engage the imagination and celebrate the human spirit through encounters with nature and a full spectrum of the cultural arts: visual, performing, literary, horticultural, culinary and wellness arts among them. Wildwood serves as a statewide leader in arts education. The Park offers an educational touring production in elementary schools across the state, year-long, in-school arts residency programs in Central Arkansas, as well as educational summer programming through the 2014 launch of Wildwood Academy of Music & the Arts (WAMA). The Park’s seasonal festivals – including LANTERNS!, – explore the WILD side of arts education with hands-on activities, live performances and inspiration for exploration of nature and the arts.

AIE Program

Preferred Age Level: all ages
Geographic Availability: statewide
Time Availability: Available from August - May during the school year. Other dates will be available based on Wildwood's schedule.
Special Needs: Depending on the residency, Wildwood may need access to a piano, a CD player, an overhead projector or smart board, a chalk or dry-erase board, and be able to take students outdoors.