GHIA believes strongly in the power of art education, and makes every effort to ensure the visual arts are accessible to all audiences, and specifically those members who come from poor socioeconomic conditions. To that end, GHIA provides free visual arts instruction to Richmond County students in that do not have formal art instruction and otherwise would not through the presentation of two outreach education programs: Artist in Residence and ArtVentures.

Professional Development

In order to deliver quality arts education to Georgia students, we must ensure a quality supply of professional arts educators. The Institute’s Professional Learning Unit (PLU) portfolio, which features approximately thirty courses, provides educators, including GHIA’s own faculty, the opportunity to expand their teaching skills, learn new methodology, and meet their individual professional development needs through the only local site in the CSRA accredited by the Georgia Department of Education and approved by the Georgia Council for the Arts for PLUs in the visual arts.