Reaching out beyond the edge of the stage

Hancher's education programs cultivate connections that excite schoolchildren, enlighten those hungry for knowledge, and energize each individual's creative engine. The 2017-18 season will feature a number of engagement events on campus and in the local community. Resident artists will include KJ Sanchez, Niyaz, La Santa Cecilia, G. Willow Wilson, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Amir ElSaffar and Rivers of Sound, Feathers of Fire, Circa, Zeshan Bagewadi, Terence Blanchard, Billy Childs, and Taylor Mac.

K-12 (Photo: Las Cafeteras at Grand Wood Elementary School)
On campus (Photo: Marc Bamuthi Joseph in a UI classroom)
Statewide (Photo: Maquoketa students with "We All Perform," which they contributed to)
Step Afrika! masterclass with UI dance students
Above: A Step Afrika! masterclass with University of Iowa dance students (Photo: Miriam Alarcón Avila)


Hancher's education program is generously supported by:

  • The Herbert A. and Janice A. Wilson Arts Education Fund
  • The Mary K. Calkin Arts Education Fund
  • The Sara and Sherwood Wolfson Arts Education Fund
  • The Wallace Foundation
  • Hancher Partners
  • Contributors to the Hancher Circle Fund
  • The Hancher Guild Showcase
For More Information: 

Micah Ariel James
Education Manager
(319) 335-0009