CAP offers free in-person visual and performing arts courses for a variety of ages taught by qualified teaching artists & fellows.
About CAP Programs
CAP instructs, instills and inspires through a variety of offerings including afterschool, school day and summer programs, cultural experiences, advocacy, community partnerships and professional development.
Through CAP programs, children receive free quality, standards-based instruction in dance, media arts, music, theatre and visual arts.
Markers of Quality
In every program, CAP strives to meet or exceed these markers of quality to provide the best experience for its students. Working with CAP’s teaching artist fellows, community partners and families, these markers of quality were developed to ensure and measure success for all stakeholders, with a focus on providing programs that meet the needs and wants of CAP’s students.
Qualified Teaching Artists
CAP employs certified teaching artists who are experts in their artistic field and have extensive classroom experience. They do more than just teach – they inspire each child’s creative spirit and are mentors, advocates and champions for every child in every class.
CAP respects and values each child’s unique identity and differences in an inclusive, supportive and safe environment where they are empowered to express themselves authentically.
Sense of Belonging
CAP fosters trust, respect and acceptance among children and their teaching artists. Every child is encouraged to participate in their own way and every effort is made to ensure they see themselves reflected in the curriculum.
Opportunities to Explore
CAP offers each child the opportunity to discover their passion and grow their creativity in the ways that work best for them. Various arts disciplines are available to every child, and no one is ever excluded.
Access to Experiences & Resources
CAP provides the tools for children to build confidence and decide who they want to be and what they want to do. Each child’s arts learning experience is amplified through access to new experiences and high-quality resources.
Growth & Learning
CAP develops children’s artistic, academic, social and emotional skills through quality arts instruction. Along the way, the arts allow children to discover and develop their unique skills and strength of character.
CAP ensures opportunities for each child to showcase their work and engage with their schools, families and communities. Every exhibition and performance inspires a sense of pride and joy, instills a lifelong appreciation of the arts, and celebrates each child’s creative spirit.
During 2021-2022, CAP offered virtual and in-person arts programs to children across Duval County, including at public schools, community centers and partner sites. Through its programs, CAP reached 1,303 students through 77 programs at 41 sites and 32 online courses. CAP employed 18 part-time teaching artists, 4 full-time teaching artist fellows, 16 assistants and an additional 38 guest artists. Students experienced more than 70 performance and exhibition opportunities throughout the year, impacting a total audience of 3,688.