A.I.M.'s partnerships

A.I.M.'s partnerships grew out of a shared commitment toward collaborative and sustainable arts-integrated teaching experiences:

  • Within university programs (UW-Stout Art Education, Early Childhood Education, and Studio Art programs).
  • Between the university and the PK-12 school district  (UW-Stout and the School District of the Menomonie Area).
  • Among the university and community organizations (UW-Stout and the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts and/or the Menomonie Community).

University of Wisconsin - Stout

There are many unique attributes about UW-Stout, including its polytechnic status and high quality teacher education programs.  The Art Education and Early Childhood Education programs are among the largest in the state. UW-Stout is the first Baldrige award recipient for higher education. The university is known for its emphasis on applied learning, and it has a high job placement rating among all of its programs (97%).                                  

school district of the menomonie area

The School District of the Menomonie Area is part of a diverse community dedicated to preparing ALL students to become lifelong learners, caring individuals, and responsible citizens.  The district provides formal arts instruction in music and visual art through grades 8.  There are five elementary schools in the district, including three in Menomonie, and two in outlying areas of Downsville and Knapp.  These schools are: Knapp Elementary, Oaklawn Elementary, River Heights Elementary, Wakanda Elementary, and Downsville Elementary

mabel tainter
center for the arts

The Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts is a community and national treasure, having been named by CNN as one of the 15 most spectacular theaters in the world. The MTCA is a non-profit organization that strives to strengthen and connect the community by engaging people in the arts. In addition to providing its own programming, MTCA partners with many community organizations. The center offers a full performing arts season, an annual fine arts and crafts fair, a gallery space, outreach programs, community reads and literary events. 

The Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts is a community and national treasure, having recently been named by CNN as one of the 15 most spectacular theaters in the world. MTCA is a non-profit organization that strives to strengthen and connect the community by engaging people in the arts. In addition to providing its own programming, MTCA partners with many community organizations. The center offers a full performing arts season.