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What is Arts Integration?

GRFA's mission is about successfully motivating and engaging students through an arts-infused and arts-integrated curriculum. Arts integration means teaching every subject by using the visual and performing arts to enhance the learning process.  Subjects are connected, rather than separated.  This teaching method caters to the way all students learn, engaging each child and giving them a path to success.  When students are engaged and enjoying themselves, learning comes naturally and discipline problems are minimized.  Educators are happy because what they are doing is actually working - their students are learning and excited to be at school.

Parents, educators, and administrators are amazed at the connections students make through the art that improve their capacity to learn - thus helping them to believe in themselves.

Please explore the links to see research, videos and more reasons why we need to teach the arts in our schools!

Student Success
"The GRFA has immensely impacted my art along with my life. People seem to react and appreciate my submission for the foundation. I have offers of people wanting prints of my artwork and, not to sound cheesy and cliche, but opportunity just keeps on knocking. I'm really really appreciative that my art teacher introduced this contest to me and that I decided to be bold by creating something beautiful for this foundation, and to be honored for my creativity! I can't thank to GRFA office and George and Wendy Rodrigue enough for this amazing opportunity that I will always remember and carry proudly with me throughout my creative career."
- Jacob Broussard