ArtLink is Creative Connections’ award winning international exchange program designed for 3rd – 12th grade classes. Students in the program will:
To learn more, please contact Polly Loughran at ploughran@creativeconnections.org.

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Global Competency

Students will gain global competency by:

• Discovering the power of art to convey ideas
• Attaining a new perspective into their own culture
• Expanding their awareness, understanding and appreciation of the lives of their international peers
• Learning cross-cultural communication skills through written and video exchanges

IVC Information

More information on ArtLink with Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC):

After receiving the art, students participate in a live virtual exchange in which they share their insights with one another face-to-face in real time.

This fully facilitated interactive video conference (IVC) is available for an additional fee.

Program Timeline

September: Program Launch

November/December: Create artwork and submit artwork and ADS

January/February: Receive partners’ art  digitally and International Children’s Art Portfolio posted online(

March: Exchange responses, and/or IVC (Interactive Video Conference) with partner class

Summer/Fall: Enjoy our International Children’s Art Exhibit 

ArtLink Online

ArtLink Online is our new platform designed for enrolled Artlink teachers to implement the program – digitally!

We have broken out the curriculum into sections from lessons to forms and more. In addition, we created simple brief tutorials for many of the lessons and for this year’s theme, to be used by our teachers and their students.

We look forward to adapting and expanding this online platform based on feedback we receive from our teachers around the world.

EducatorsConnect

A forum for our ArtLink teachers worldwide to meet and share their ideas and experiences and to learn from one another over Zoom calls.
To date, the CC team has facilitated 4 calls on topics such as the Covid-19 pandemic, its impact on our teacher’s communities and schools, what it means to teach global citizenship and social justice.
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