India ranks 99/145 in Global Creativity. Art is a compulsory period for grade 1-8, but in a metropolis like Mumbai, 3/4 govt. schools do not have an art teacher. Pedagogy in public, affordable private schools is outdated,implying gaps in teacher training. Schools lack focus to creatively,holistically develop children,especially in low income communities,hampering their ability to express & create.
SArC works as a bridge to solve systemic issues in Indian education + problems faced by children in their learning environment. Through our programs we partner with organizations, schools to build capacity and train their academic educators. Thus enabling them to engage children in weekly visual-arts classes. We conduct research to study in-depth changes in student outcomes through visual-arts engagement
Our proprietary student curriculum develops skills : communication, collaboration, critical thinking,imagination, fostering appreciation of visual arts. We leverage technology via a WhatsApp chatbot to engage with educators that we train and measure positive changes in student & educator behaviors as impact at scale.
Our impact is evidenced by changes in the behavior of students and educators. Trained educators demonstrated an 8% increase in their ability to conduct art classes within 9 months, and 66% of students can now create unique artworks reflecting their ideas and thoughts.
We offer 3 programs: Art for Educator (training educators),Art Labs (R&D),& Art-a-day (Visual arts, SEL-based workshops). We have provided access to visual arts to 18,527+ children & trained 2195 educators in visual arts & SEL.We developed a holistic scale to measure the impact of visual arts & saw measurable growth in student & educator outcomes. We disseminated contextual resources for our beneficiaries across India & partnered with large-scale organizations: Pratham Education Foundation & Teach For India.We were selected for HundrED’s Global Collections 2022 & Holistic Education in South & Southeast Asia Spotlight.Our goal is to impact 5 lakh students and establish strong partnerships with govt bodies while publishing reports on the impact of visual arts on learning worldwide.
For educators/senior leadership of educational institutions-Adopt our Art for Educator model by partnering with us;Collaborate through our Art-a-day workshops;Contribute to Art Speaks, our upcoming open source digital quarterly publication focused on visual arts and education;Access our digital resources In My Mind and Everyone’s An Artist hosted on our website. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org