About the Rural Arts Collaborative
The Rural Arts Collaborative (RAC) Arts Education project, is an initiative of the Fayette County Cultural Trust (FCCT) in Southwestern Pennsylvania, serving Washington and Fayette Counties. Recently the RAC expanded into schools in the northern West Virginia panhandle with Oglebay Institute as its fiscal agent. Funded by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, the project is designed to support arts education outreach activities and programming in the classroom, and program development includes lesson plan development, core standard integration, documentation, and outcomes, which can be in a variety of forms including both visual and performance arts. Often the projects end with a public performance and installation of student artwork in a public space in the local community which the school serves.