Creative Connections’ award winning international exchange program designed for 3rd – 12th grade classes.

Students create art pieces that reflect their life and culture, and exchange their work with a partner class in another country. Students then examine and enjoy the art from overseas, gaining new insights into both their own and their partner’s cultures. Finally, students share their insights with one another through response forms and/ or an interactive video conference (IVC). Please find more information below on the IVC tab.

[/vc_column_text][vc_promo_box]We are pleased to announce ArtLink Online, 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.

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To learn more, please contact Polly Loughran at ploughran@creativeconnections.org.

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Launching in mid-October 2020

Fee reduction

Flexible program calendar

Curriculum materials online

Original student art pieces submitted digitally and exchanged digitally

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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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ThinkLink is our new online platform emphasizing global learning from home, designed for educators and students.

Find it here!

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Student Break Activities is our new toolkit for down time at home! Designed to be engaging, educational and entertaining!

Find it here!

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

After receiving the art, students participate in a live one-hour session 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.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Program Timeline” tab_id=”1443759038-1-85″ icon=”none”][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]October 2020: Program Launch

November/December: Create artwork and submit artwork and ADS

January/February 2021: Receive partners’ art  digitally and International Children’s Art Portfolio posted online

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

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An energized, motivated partner class and full contact information

Teacher handbook with comprehensive program guidelines and lesson plans

Our office staff, always available, for advice and support over the course of the program

A thoughtful set of art produced for your class by your partners

Our annual International Children’s Art Portfolio featuring art from many of our partner countries

All overseas shipping (via DHL)

Translation services as needed

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ArtLink’s student-based learning model reinforces classroom instruction in social studies, language arts, foreign language and the arts. Additionally, students build bridges with their peers, which promotes global competency and greater cultural understanding.

Program curricula is delivered through lesson plans available in English, Spanish and Japanese.

The unique partnerships that are formed through these exchanges serve to broaden world views – not just for students, but teachers and parents as well.

Students will gain global competency by:



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