Arts Program at CAIS
Arts Vision Statement
The Arts at CAIS (Music, Dance, Visual Art, Design) are a mission-vital component of our overall curriculum. Arts provide the CAIS community with an avenue to Embrace Chinese, Become Their Best Self, and Create Their Place in the World. Through instruction in the arts, curricular integration, collaboration, and community engagement, the Arts program empowers students to develop skills, take risks, make meaning, and enact change.
The Arts at CAIS values Chinese as a lens to explore multiple perspectives, and engages the community through a pedagogy that is experiential and collaborative. The Arts inspire the CAIS community to creatively and critically investigate and respond to the complexity of and exchange between culture and identity, process and product, and the dynamic exchange between contemporary and traditional art forms.