Greenway Institute for the Arts is operated by Greenway Arts Alliance, a community-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to unite communities through art, education and enterprise. Greenway Institute for the Arts fosters education through creativity by offering both in-school and after-school multidisciplinary arts programs.
Through the generosity of our funders and support from individual donors, we are able to provide classes and workshops at no cost to Fairfax High School students. Presented with opportunities to engage with professional artists, young people are able to discover their individual voices and passions. Through Greenway’s unique partnership with Fairfax High, students are exposed to a myriad of opportunities for creative collaboration: both in and out of the classroom, through Greenway Court Theatre, and at the Melrose Trading Post.
The philosophy of GIA is one of collaboration and learning. Within GIA, students learn to express their individual voices and passions. Paired with professional artists, young people are presented with opportunities for creative partnerships in performing, visual and literary arts. In the spirit of ensemble, programs work together to produce a culminating event in multidisciplinary performance.
Professional teaching artists guide students through in-class and after-school sequential learning in the creation of art works that further the curricular goals of credentialed teachers.
Students deepen their arts learning in their chosen artistic mediums through in-school and after-school projects that they originate, develop and present.
Students experience exemplary works of art, collaborating alongside professional artists in the creation and performance of professional productions and events co-produced by Greenway.