Schoeneman Award

artsBASICS founders receive Lloyd Schoeneman Community Impact Award

Joel & Diane Franken

Joel & Diane Franken, QC Arts' Lloyd Schoeneman Community Impact Award Recipients

Arts Dollar$ Grants

arts BASICS recipient of Quad Cities Arts - "Arts Dollar$ Grants"

Jessi Black (left) Quad Cities Arts Community Arts Director, awarding "Arts Dollar$ Grant" to Diane Franken (right), co-director artsBASICS.Theater Strategies for Classroom Arts Integration Teacher Workshop Series – Scheduled for the Fall of 2014.

The goal of this project will be...


 1st Annual  

"An Evening with Area Artists"

A fundraiser for artsBASICS




artsBASICS is about ACTION


We are an advocacy group composed of students, teachers, parents, administrators, community leaders, and local businesses who have witnessed the power the arts have to educate, heal and entertain our communities.


artsBASICS (Bridging Arts Strategies in Communities and Schools)

The intent of the artsBASICS Program is to provide opportunities for equal access for all students to all of the arts.  When our school’s arts programs and their respective communities cooperate by working and learning together, we have favorable outcomes.  Outcomes are products of schools and communities reflecting upon their situations, needs and vision. Additionally, artsBASICS strives specifically to reach the following students: students who have an aptitude or interest in one of the arts that has remained unrecognized or unsupported; students whose attendance and interest in school might be elevated through involvement in one of the arts; students who are underachievers in another school content area who may raise their achievement through the integration of one or more of the arts with the teaching of this content area.  This may address their particular differentiated learning style that, as yet, might not have been fully utilized.  
We believe that the arts play a key role in educating all of our children to be prepared for working and living in the global 21st century.  Skills stressed in arts teaching, such as collaboration and self-motivation, are essential skills for all children in life and whatever career they choose. 


 Increase access to arts education for all students in all the arts in Davenport Community District artsBASICS Schools.


Implement the artsBASICS Model Arts School Process in all Davenport Community District Schools with the support of community partnerships enabling all students to learn in an atmosphere where the arts engage learning and self-fulfillment.