Where Arts, Academics, and Inquiry Intersect

Auditorium Theatre’s year-long professional development program focused on working with classroom teachers interested in integrating dance, theater, or music with their regular curriculum.

Created in partnership with the Academy for Urban School Leadership, this innovative and customized program pairs educators with a Teaching Artist Mentor for the full year.  This individual provides ongoing one-on-one coaching and serves as a support to cohort teachers working to incorporate arts based learning with extant curriculum.  The best part?  Thanks to our generous sponsorship the program – including a class set of tickets and transportation for all three student matinee performances – is absolutely FREE!

Join the ArtsXChange Community Today!

Applications are now available for the 2017-18 ArtsXChange Cohort! With only 22 spots available, we invite interested teachers to apply today if they’re interested in joining next year’s program!

For more information about how to become a part of the ArtsXChange Program, contact Kristen Smiley Hansel at 312.341.2359 or


ArtsXChange is made in possible in part through the generosity of the Polk Bros Foundation.


This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit