artsFUSION Outreach

Fuse the arts into your school's curriculum through free professional development workshops. artsFUSION outreach provides arts education for elementary teachers and students in rural schools. Select an artist to come to your school for an an inservice opportunity for your teachers or a learning activity for your students.

For information on scheduling an artist, contact Alisa Petersen at 435.865.8529 or artsFUSION outreach is made possible by the generous support of the Sorenson Legacy Foundation and the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program.


  • We will offer professional development in the fine arts in rural elementary schools that will incorporate the State Core Arts Guidelines.
  • We will increase the teachers' knowledge and skills in the fine arts that will translate into more quality classroom arts instruction for students.
  • We will develop lesson plans that teachers will be able to use on all grade levels that integrate literacy, science, math, and social studies.
  • We will provide small, on-site workshops at each school that will facilitate accessibility and comfort with subject matter. In-service sessions will be hands-on to increase skills and abilities, thus building confidence to increase the level of comfort.

Intended Impact on Students

  • Increase quality of skills in music, dance, theater, and visual arts.
  • Improve creativity in arts instruction.
  • Increase amount of time spent in music, dance, theater, and visual arts.
  • Improve learning of other subjects through arts experiences.
  • Build confidence in individual abilities.
  • Reach students in rural areas through professional development in the areas of music, dance, theater, and visual arts where access to the arts may be limited.