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.

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. While the Hop already provides deeply subsidized student ticket prices of $5 to $10 per show (60-80% off the general price), Curricular Connections aims to further reduce financial barriers for students attending arts events in an educational context. Last season, 68 professors from 24 academic departments brought students to 51 different live performances and films through Curricular Connections. 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.

Questions about the curricular connections to live arts programming may be directed to Curator of Academic Programming Samantha Lazar. Questions about films, HD broadcasts and the Met Opera in HD may be directed to Film Programming Manager Johanna Evans.

Curricular Connections connecting

Connecting with Your Classroom

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

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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