The Arts Council incorporates numerous outreach programs designed to reach different sectors of the community. We collaborate with other organizations, including the Big Sky School District, Discovery Academy, Big Sky Community Organization, and many others. Here are a few of our outreach activities:
- Discover Dance: This annual collaboration with Montana Ballet and the Big Sky School District reaches all second graders, who learn about theater etiquette, dance programming and what it takes to turn a production into reality. Includes classroom sessions and a field trip to Bozeman for a behind-the-scenes look at "The Nutcracker."
- Mountainfilm in the Schools: Brings our annual Mountainfilm celebration into the schools with a specially curated screening and corresponding lesson plans for students.
- Artist in Residence: Each year we bring a culturally rich artist to Big Sky for a multi-day residence in collaboration with the Big Sky School District. During their time at school, the artist works with a partner teacher to deliver two days of workshops that aim to help students build a deeper, authentic understanding of diverse cultures through the arts. Past mediums have included poetry, dance, music, fashion, and visual art. The residence culminates in a free, public performance at a local venue.
- Art Mobile of Montana: New to our educational outreach program, we are excited to bring the Art Mobile of Montana to the Big Sky School District in 2023. The Art Mobile brings art exhibits that feature Montana artists, interactive presentations, artist visits, hands-on art activities, and teacher education to rural schools across the state.