Side x Side is a Portland, Maine–based nonprofit organization that is driven to help students and teachers connect to what they are learning and to themselves, helping them to feel engaged, confident, and an integral part of their community. We provide creative, dynamic, arts-integrated classroom programming and professional development.
We believe the best education has creativity at its heart.
Side x Side uses an arts-integrated model to explore curricular content through the arts. By engaging in this creative process, students learn to practice an art form, demonstrate their understanding of academic content, and make meaningful products that can be presented to a broad audience… all in one unit! This truly experiential learning is naturally engaging for both students and teachers.