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Connecting K-12 Students and FAC Collections

The strategic plan for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College has three themes — excellence, access, and collaboration and six recommendations. Implementation of the strategic plan across the FAC’s programs has already led to significant progress.

What’s happening: Education continues to be a key component of the museum’s strategic plan goals. In January 2018, the museum initiated two new programs that establish stronger connections between K-12 schools and our renowned collections. These programs began with research conducted by Kris Stanec, director of museum education, who set out to investigate how the museum could better engage with the learning objectives of K-12 schools. Through a survey sent to educators last fall, Stanec identified three main stumbling blocks for teachers: admission cost, tour structure, and lack of transportation. Read more about the FAC’s response and new admission policies in “Connecting Local Students to Exceptional Arts Experiences” by Rebecca Tucker, museum director, for the FAC’s Arts Focus publication.