CAPS offers three types of programs to schools and organizations seeking arts programming.
In a performance the artist or presenting ensemble performs for an audience composed of one or more classrooms for a single session lasting approximately one hour. Through performances the artist entertains, educates, and cultivates student participation and appreciation for a particular art form.
In a residency, the artist works with one classroom of students for multiple sessions over multiple days to broaden and reinforce core curriculum through the arts. Each session is approximately one hour a day. Up to 4-5 classrooms can be scheduled in a day and are often classrooms within the same grade level. All residencies encourage CAPS teaching artists and participating teachers to work together to develop arts-curriculum integrated programs to best meets the needs of the students involved and reinforce math, science, language arts, or history through the arts residency. Residencies sometimes culminate with a presentation.
In a workshop, the artist works with one classroom of students for a single session lasting approximately one hour. Up to 4-5 different classrooms can be scheduled in a day. Workshops provide participating students and teachers with a brief, yet beneficial arts exposure and/or arts-curriculum integrated experience.