Curricular Connections

Curricular Connections

This program enables students to have powerful group experiences in the arts, enriching academic courses and putting the arts at the center of Dartmouth's ongoing focus on experiential learning.

Winter 2022 Guide

Curricular Connections is a Hop program that enables faculty to bring a class to an assigned arts event and, in cases where no other funding is readily available, provides funding to pay in full for tickets for those students plus one faculty member. Curricular Connections aims to further reduce financial barriers for students attending arts events in an educational context. The program is fully funded by the Hop Experiential Learning Fund. Whether or not you are seeking Hop funding for student tickets, we request that all faculty interested in securing Hop tickets for students follow the New Procedures for Faculty below and fill out the Curricular Connections Request Form.

In 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic, the Hop developed a virtual platform for all performances and films. In this new virtual format, the Hopkins Center maintains its commitment to providing meaningful connections to the arts for students and professors. Hop@Home continues to welcome faculty and students to events that directly correlate with the academic content of a specific class. For information on which Hop@Home events align with a specific curriculum or for questions about the Curricular Connections program, please email Samantha Lazar, Curator of Academic Programming.

Curricular Connections connecting

Connecting with Your Classroom

Many of the artists listed are available for workshops, discussions and class visits. For supplemental materials about artists and events, including articles, program notes, videos and more, email Samantha Lazar, Curator of Academic Programming.

Curricular Connections procedures

Curricular Connections Procedures for Faculty

Here are the procedures for any faculty member interested in participating in Curricular Connections. They are intended to streamline the process for faculty, minimize the number of tickets that are unused and unsold to the general public, and keep the program sustainable for the Hop.

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Curricular Connections funding


Curricular Connections is funded by the Hop Experiential Learning Fund. Click here to view the funding requirements for both performing arts and film events.

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Curricular Connections inspiration

Dada Masillo “Swan Lake”

Dada Masilo's work and the context in which she creates her art works well with global health discussions about HIV/AIDS. Her work is about stigma and alienation and addressing that. Ankhet Holmes ’17