Project M.A.I.N.E. (Maine Arts Integration Network of Excellence) is a FREE year-long professional development series in Arts Integration for Maine educators and teaching artists throughout the state.
Side x Side is thrilled to announce that we are the recipient of Congressionally-Directed Spending through the office of Senator Angus King and the US Department of Education for $242K to fully fund Project M.A.I.N.E. This professional development series will incorporate community collaborations with organizations across the state. It will provide participants with an arts integration framework which includes community connections, teaching tools, classroom resources, and arts-based assessment strategies that support teachers to experiment with this work in their own classrooms.
Welcome Video and Registration: Register to become a member of Side x Side to access the webinar series and learn Who is Side x Side and What is Arts Integration. After you become a member, don’t forget to sign up for the webinars that you would like to attend.
Monthly Interactive Virtual Sessions: Visit the webinar page to sign up for each session. Webinars go live every first Wednesday of the month from 7–8pm with a resource drop shared on the last Wednesday of the month (October–May). Contact Hours are available through our partners at the University of Southern Maine. *Preference for in-person summer workshops given to those who attend virtual webinars.
*Sessions are subject to change.
Coming Summer 2024
In-person visual and performing arts integration workshops at locations around the state. Join us for a full day of art making and real-time connections to classroom content and student experience:
University of Southern Maine, Gorham: Monday, June 24
Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), Rockland: Wednesday, June 26
University of Maine, Orono: Thursday, June 27
Monson Arts, Monson: Friday, June 28
Our virtual series and resources culminate with the publishing of a digital Arts Integration Resource Guide.