“Supercharge” Learning with
Arts Integration

The focus of SmArts is to “Supercharge” learning for students by finding meaning and making connections across academics through the Arts.  The SmArts program encourages K-12 classroom teachers in all disciplines to integrate the Arts into daily learning to increase academic achievement through residencies with SmArts teaching artists. Teachers identify which curricular subject needs “Supercharging” and which discipline they want their students to explore.  The classroom teacher and teaching artist collaborate to design a residency that combines Ohio’s New Learning Standards in academics with the arts to achieve project outcomes and academic needs. 

SmArts Partnerships

SmArts Partnerships are long-term residencies that allow more contact hours with the teaching artist for an in-depth learning experience.  Partnerships are co-funded by ArtisinStark and the participating school district.

SmArts Mini-Grants

SmArts Mini-Grants are awarded for a brief residency to school districts that do not have SmArts Partnerships.  All grants have been awarded for the 2016-17 school year.  Teachers interested in receiving this grant for the 2017-18, please visit the application page. 

For more information about SmArts, please contact Kimberly Phillips at or (330) 453-1075 x. 208.



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Meet Our Teaching Artists

SmArts is made possible through donations to the Annual Arts Campaign and by designations from our generous sponsors, including:

Albert W. & Edith V. Flowers Charitable Fnd

Ada C. & Helen J.\Rank Charitable Trust

Stark County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Henry and Louise Timken Foundation

Chesapeake Energy Corporation

The Bagnoli Family

Bell Stores/Campbell Oil Company

Cicchini Enterprises, Inc

The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation

HRM Enterprises, Inc

The Huntington National Bank

Martha Holden Jennings Foundation

Kenan Advantage Group

KeyBank Foundation

KeyBanc Capital Markets

JM Smucker Company

Signing Grant