When booking an artist into your school, we recommend that you follow these simple tips:
1. Coordinate your efforts with key teachers and/or the principal. Collaborating with them will create trust and, in some cases, inspire the teachers to help you write grants for more programs! Ask them what they want the children to learn, what programs they remember as being successful and which ones didn’t work – and why!
3. Schedule the room! If another group (such as the orchestra, band or theater group) is scheduled to use the stage or gym directly before or after the performance, discuss this with the artist. Depending upon the artists’ setup and breakdown needs, you may have to alter who can use the room.