In order to strengthen connections between contemporary installation art, the creative practice of living artists, and classroom learning—the Mattress Factory has partnered with several teachers to create School Partnerships. These partnerships include museum visits, Installation Labs, teaching artist residencies and support and mentorship from the museum Education Department.
The Mattress Factory supports living artists and believes in developing meaningful relationships with students and schools. Students that participate in School Partnerships create installations within their school and are challenged to think in new ways about space, the environment, and art.
This program is available based on artist availability and funding. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss School Partnerships in more detail.