Arts in Education

Programming for Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Sullivan, & Tioga counties.

Northern Tier Partners for the Arts (NTP4A) is a fiscal partnership program of the Bradford County Regional Arts Council and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA).

Initiated in 1997, the NTP4A provides arts education programming for Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Sullivan, and Tioga counties. The NTP4A strives to provide intensive, on-going arts experiences that affirm the creative potential of each person; enhance technical knowledge and ability; inspire creativity; stimulate the expression of personal vision; and applaud achievement. NTP4A nurtures arts in education through collaborations among regional communities, schools and artists.

The PCA is a state agency charged with the development and promotion of the arts in the Commonwealth.  To accomplish its mission, the PCA encourages educational excellence through participation in the creative process in schools and educational settings. Study of the arts provides Pennsylvania’s youth with positive models for teamwork, project management and goal setting, along with opportunities for academic achievement and intellectual and emotional discovery.


Arts-in-Education Residencies


In an artist residency, a teacher and a resident artist partner within a classroom  or community organization to share tools, skills & knowledge with a goal of improving and/or enhancing learning in and through the arts. Professional artists work with schools, Head Start programs, youth groups, libraries, etc. (any non-profit is eligible), for residencies of 10-20 days. Educators work collaboratively with artists and Arts in Education Program Director to develop and implement programs tailored to engage students, teachers and communities in the creative process. Students interact with the artist, learning and/or reinforcing existing curricular or program goals through the arts.

Artist residencies allow students to achieve success, build self-confidence, explore & experiment within their learning environment, think creatively and communicate effectively. Matching funds for artist residencies are available to schools & non-profit organizations through NTP4Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. For more information or to learn about the artists in our directory, contact Renae Chamberlain at  


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Office Location

601 Main St
2nd Floor
Towanda, Pennsylvania

Supported in part by the Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency

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