Background Checks

Hartford Performs requires ALL arts providers who deliver programs within Hartford Public Schools are required to complete a background check before the start of the school year.

ClearChecks is the approved vendor to process the ClearHire Background check for Hartford Performs.  Please contact Quiana Grant, Program Assistant with any questions or if you are an arts provider based in RI. 

The cost to the arts provider is $19.99 per person.

Click the link below to access the step by step guide for processing and sending your background check report for the 2018-2019 school year.

Mandated Reporter Training

Ensuring students’ safety and wellbeing is of paramount importance, both to Hartford Public Schools and Hartford Performs.

To that end, Hartford Performs will require all of its teaching artists to complete an online mandatory reporter training course through the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. Click below to complete this 45-minute program.

Important Information for Current Arts Providers

Click here to look at the 2017-18 School Year in Review:

2017-18 Arts Provider Year End Celebration

Hartford Public Schools District Focus and Supporting Documents for Hartford Performs Programs

Hartford Performs Database Tutorials 

The How-To Guide for Arts Providers

Frequently Asked Questions by Active Arts Providers about Hartford Performs....

Hartford Performs Updating the Database FAQ:

1When do all program updates need to be made in the database for my programs to be visible for 2018-2019?
Please complete all edits and Submit for Review by June 14, 2018. This will allow teachers to view the 2018-2019 program roster over the summer and it will allow HP staff to review programs for any errors or adjustments before the school year begins.
2I don’t have any edits I need to make to my programs from last year, is there still something I need to do in the database?
Yes, even if you do not have any edits to make to your program from last year, you still need to login and submit your program for next year. Right now your program is just a copy and draft sitting in the 2018/2019 Program Year folder. If you do not open the copy, delete the word COPY from the title and Submit for Review, then it will stay a draft and not be visible to teachers for the next school year.
3How do I copy my program over to be visible and available for the 2018-2019 School Year?
    See video tutorial at 4:35 or follow steps below.
    From your Dashboard
  • Change Program Year to 2018 – 2019 from the drop-down bar under your picture
  • Click Apply Filters
  • Find a COPY of your program in Your Drafted Programs
  • Click on the title to open the program and select Edit
  • Delete the word COPY from the end of your program title on Page 1
  • Make additional or required edits to standards or program description. (See below)
  • Review program description for any HTML coding and delete the coding.
  • In the Drop-down bar select “Submit for Review” and click Apply, when you are finished with all edits.
4Where do I enter new PE Standards that are now required for my PE program?
Page 4 of Edit Program, enter at least 1 and no more than 2 in the Core Learning Standards boxes.
5Where do I enter new Health Standards if they better align to my program?
Page 4 of Edit Program, enter at least 1 and no more than 2 in the Core Learning Standards boxes.
6Where do I edit my program description to include transferable skills?
Page 5 of Edit Program, you can include at least 1, but no more than 3 transferable skills to your program description. Please, include how students are learning that skill in your program, i.e. “In small groups students will choreograph a dance based on a poem. They will use cooperation to work with peers and determine the movements for their dance.”
7How do I change my Arts Provider Profile Picture?
From your Dashboard:
  • Delete current image
  • Choose File > select a picture file from your computer
  • Upload
The preview is what will be seen by all, make sure to follow the 200 X 200-pixel specs and max 1 MB size. Free online photo editing software at click here
8How do I update my contact Information or payment Information?
  • Chose Edit Profile
  • In the contact information section, update the information and/or payment information for 2018-2019.
  • Click Save User Data.
9How do I update my biography or organization description?
  • Chose Edit Profile
  • In the organization/biography description, update the information.
  • Enlarge the Bio box by clicking and dragging the bottom right hand corner of the box for more room to write in.
  • Click Save User Data
10How do I add Social Media links to my profile?
  • Chose Edit Profile
  • Add social media links in the spaces provided.
  • Click Save User Data
11Where can I add videos of my program?
  • Chose Edit Profile
  • Add to a YouTube video link in the space provided.
  • Click Save User Data
12Updating your Arts Provider Profile page
From your Dashboard
  • Select Edit Profile
  • Update all necessary payment and contact information in the spaces provided for 2018-2019
  • Enlarge the Bio box by clicking and dragging the bottom right hand corner of the box for more room to write in.
  • Add social media links in the spaces provided
  • Add a YouTube video link in the space provided
  • Click Save User Data
13Things to consider if you want more teachers to look at your program:
  • Could my program benefit both Classroom teachers and Arts & Wellness teachers? If so, answer on Page 1
  • Capacity must be filled in. For overall classrooms served 50 – 80 casts a big net. If so, answer on Page 2.
  • Minimums – Do not fill it in unless you must. Anything over 90 limits your availability to teachers. If so, answer on Page 2.
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