Welcome to Arts Are Elementary. Our Maine-based organization began in 1980 when a group of parents, artists and teachers sought to increase access to the arts in Brunswick’s elementary schools. Today AAE provides (at least) six artist residencies annually for every K-5 student in Brunswick (Coffin Elementary, Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary and St. John’s Catholic School), giving students the unique opportunity to work one-on-one with professional artists and various art media.
Where residencies lend themselves to final performances, school assemblies, and/or art installations, we try to make these happen in collaboration with our artists. AAE is unusual because we tie the subject matter of our residencies to the Brunswick School Department curriculum for each grade.
AAE also co-sponsors the annual All Species Parade in Brunswick, celebrating the many species that live on our Earth.