SmartARTS 2022-2023

We are so excited to hold our SmartARTS Education Institute in person this July 18-21, 2022 at the Fine Arts Center in Greenville, SC! Sign-up is now open! 


Administrators and teachers, please see this Slides presentation to learn more about SmartARTS. Sign-up ends April 30th, 2022. 


SmartARTS Education Institute Draft Schedule (PDF): CLICK HERE
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Read what teachers are saying about The TD Center for Arts Integration: Testimonials:

Schools participating in SmartARTS for the 2021-2022 School Year

housed at the TD Center for Arts Integration at MAC.

Alexander Elementary 

Beck Academy Middle 

Bell's Crossing Elementary 

Berea Elementary

Berea Middle 

Blythe Academy

Brushy Creek Elementary 

Charles Town Center Middle 

Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle

GCSD Virtual Elementary Program

GCSD Virtual Middle Program

Greenville Middle School

Greenville High School

Greer Middle School

Heritage Elementary 

Lake Forest Elementary

League Academy of Communication Arts 

Mitchell Road Elementary

Monaview Elementary

Rudolph Gordon Elementary 

Rudolph Gordon Middle 

Sevier Middle 

Sterling Elementary / Charles Town Gifted School

Stone Academy of Communication Arts

Summit Drive Elementary

Tanglewood Middle 

Taylors Elementary

*Of the thirty schools participating this academic year, 85% are low-to moderate-income. This summer we will train 82 teachers.

Dr. Martha R. Westrope Teaching Artist Fellow: Jeff Holland

During the Pandemic, The TD Center for Arts Integration and the Metropolitan Arts Council named sonic artist Jeff Holland as the 2020-2021 Dr. Martha R. Westrope Teaching Artist Fellow. In this role, Jeff worked with SmartARTS and the CARES act in day camp facilities for the children of essential workers at a time when schools were closed. Jeff also returned into high-poverty schools with SmartARTS this Spring. Using drums and world rhythms, Jeff Holland enriched students’ understanding of math concepts and leadership skills. 

Dr. Martha R Westrope Fellow: Jeff Holland from SmartARTS Greenville on Vimeo.

Thank you to the Caughman Family whose generous donation honors Dr. Martha R Westrope who left us in 2017. Dr. Westrope was a psychologist and researcher with a passion for education and mental health issues. Learn more about SmartARTS and MAC at or follow us on social media @SmartARTSGVL. 

Jeff Holland, sonic artist, has been an integral part of the local music scene in Greenville for the past four decades as a drummer and music teacher. Today he loves to share his passion for world drumming and he believes, “Despite differences in language, religion and customs, there is something that unites cultures throughout the world — rhythm.” As a SmartARTS teaching artist, Jeff uses drumming to teach culture, fractions, patterns, empathy, and math concepts through drumming in schools across Greenville.

 Alan Ethridge, MAC Executive Director, says about the fellowship, “This fellowship is a testament to the generous nature of philanthropic individuals who make Greenville a thriving arts hub of the South East. This fellowship will help highlight and expand SmartARTS, a program that has to date served students across 73 schools who have benefited from this arts-focused curriculum which helps students become college and career ready for the 21st century.”