Arts in Education

Central Intermediate Unit 10’s Galaxy Program is a partner organization of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA). CIU10’s Galaxy Program is dedicated to ensuring opportunities for quality arts education services exist in our four-county region.

Galaxy regions

Galaxy serves Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, and Huntingdon counties.

While Galaxy is best known for its services to schools across Clearfield, Centre, Clinton, and Huntingdon counties, it also offers services to other community facilities and populations in the region including public and private schools, childcare centers, senior centers, units of government, not-for-profit organizations, prisons, after school programs, and other institutions in Pennsylvania.

Galaxy Contacts:

Karen Woods

Curriculum Consultant Curriculum and Innovation Department
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Galaxy provides two kinds of Artist Services:

Artist for a Day (AFAD)

Artist for a Day is a great introduction to Galaxy services! Artists are hosted by schools for one day in one location, during which they provide up to three 1-hour, classroom-based lessons and/or performances. Artist lessons are educational and curriculum-based. They are intended to explore an art form while making strong connections with other academic subject areas and their related PA Academic Standards.

Artist Residencies

The Artist Residency program places professional artists in school or community settings for an extended period of days (a minimum of 10 days). Teaching artists engage participants in a series of sequential workshops that provide opportunities for creative expression, skill development, and discovery.

Artist residencies in schools are tailored to address the curricular needs of an individual school and/or classroom. The artists and teachers work together to create, design, plan, and implement a residency that can be linked to a theme or area of study and is tied to the PA Academic Standards.

Support the Galaxy Program!

Amazon Smiles

When you shop on smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates a portion of your total to the charity of your choice. You can help offset the cost of materials for Galaxy Artist Residencies by clicking on the link below. Then when you shop Amazon, make sure you go to smile.amazon.com to be sure your donation reaches Galaxy!

Business Donations

Businesses can donate to Galaxy/CIU10 through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program, which allows businesses to receive tax credits for their contributions.

For more information on the EITC, go to EITC Business Guidelines.

This project was made possible through the AIE Partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The PCA Arts in Education Partner in this region is Galaxy / Central Intermediate Unit 10.