Harrison Center

Harrison Center

The Harrison Center is a force for cultural development in Indianapolis and a model for community arts, education, and urban revitalization programs across America. We address community problems with cultural solutions: art, music, education, and grassroots activism. We cultivate emerging art patrons by redefining the boundaries of artist and audience: everyone is part of the art.




  1505 N Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 46202



Arts Integration Training

Program description

The Kennedy Center has spent years studying the best ways to help make the arts an integral part of all of our lives.  As they have looked at the school experience, their research continues to show that students learn best in environments where learning “is active and experiential, reflective, social, evolving, and focused on problem-solving. Arts integration provides learning experiences that reflect all these characteristics.” If you are a teacher looking for ways to integrate the arts into your regular curriculum, Harrison Center artist and former high school teacher, Quincy Owens, has created a whole repository of great things to study and places in the city to take your students.

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Multi-Discipline
Cultural Origin: Multi-Cultural
Program type: Professional Development, Workshop/Class (In-School)
Population served: Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Adults, Students with Disabilities
Subject: Fine Arts: Dance, Fine Arts: Music, Fine Arts: Theatre, Fine Arts: Visual Arts, History, Language Arts, Math, Media Arts, Other, Science, Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies, World Languages
Bilingual: No


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes