Hartford Performs is a collaborative network of Hartford Public Schools, arts providers, community organizations, funders and other supporters working together in a planned and integrated way to deliver quality arts education programs to Hartford Public School students.

Developed out of the recommendations of the 2009 Hartford Public School’s Task Force on the State of the Arts, Hartford Performs is constantly growing and evolving every year in order to work toward its vision of providing arts education programs to every Hartford Public School student through arts integration, in-school arts instruction, and out-of-school arts programming.

Hartford Performs became recognized as a 501(c)(3) incorporation as of 2013. Today, we support arts integration programming for students in all of Hartford’s PreK-Grade 8 neighborhood and magnet schools, as well as Professional Learning in arts integration techniques for teachers, principals, and the 200+ arts providers who offer arts programming through Hartford Performs.


“The arts are integral to student success in Hartford Public Schools.”


“Hartford Performs connects all Hartford Public School students to quality arts experiences that advance student learning and deepen engagement in community.”