Artists in the Schools

Salem Art Association’s Artists in the Schools (AIS) program serves Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties. The program is a collaborative effort between many individuals—principals, artists, teachers and parents—who respond to the need within our region to include the arts in our children’s basic education. The partnerships developed among these individuals are a key element of the program’s success.

The AIS program provides a unique, hands-on approach to learning in and through the arts. AIS has become a model program adopted statewide, providing the leadership that brings arts experiences to students of all ages.

The AIS program is currently undergoing changes. Please check back in summer 2017 for fresh information.


If you have questions about participating as a teaching artist, or are a school seeking an artist, please contact Susan Powers, School Programs Coordinator, at 503-581-2228 x311 or