The Arts Educator Network serves educators within any arts discipline from Charlotte area schools, via digital and in-person professional development sessions. This collective of teachers also have the opportunity to take advantage of networking social events that may include pre-show workshops and discounted show tickets.


  • Membership is free.
  • Members must be active arts teachers from the Charlotte and surrounding area schools.
  • Members will receive event details and registration via email; events will have a designated capacity and registration will be limited to members only on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • BPA Education manages membership and may terminate members that do not meet eligibility or criteria. Membership may also be revoked for holding event registration spots and not attending.

Click here to sign up!

Network Events and Offers



Ovens Auditorium 2700 E. Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28205

Wednesday, September 15th from 6:00-7:00pm

Show begins at 8:00pm

We hope you can join us for our first Broadway show of the season! This pre-show event will include a storytelling project workshop, boxed dinner, and show ticket for $50. After 7:00pm, educators are welcome to stay in the large workshop room space (at which time a live band will begin performing for entertainment), or they can eat their dinner on the outside patio at their discretion. Members may bring up to one adult friend to this event, preferably a fellow educator.

Registration for this event has closed. 


All guests are required to wear masks indoors in all our venues except when consuming food or beverages in designated areas. Guests agree to abide by the protocols in place at the time of a performance. BPA may refund the purchase price, refuse admission, or remove a guest from the venue for failure to follow any health and safety measures in effect at the time of the show. 

Other safety protocols are in place, including enhanced fresh air and filtration, contactless entry, increased cleaning and sanitizing.

Click here to read how Blumenthal is putting your safety first.

Past Events

Take a look at our past highlights.

Virtual Improv Social with Jenn Bianchi

Thursday, March 11 at 7:00-8:30 PM

Have fun while networking with other teachers during this virtual improv social! Participants will have the opportunity to join in the fun or observe as well as share ideas and ask questions while learning new games that can function virtually, in-person or blended. Time will be allotted for teachers to share their current challenges and successes in the unique learning environments.

Valentines Treats!

We are excited to show our love for our arts educators this Valentines with a 3-month subscription to BroadwayHD on us! This gift is available to network members in the month of February 2021 only; active network members received details by email.


Poetry and Spoken Word Workshop with Jay Ward

Thursday, March 25 at 7:00 PM

Write, share and get inspired while networking with fellow performing arts educators! Participants will have the opportunity to join in the fun or observe during this hands-on workshop that will inspire new approaches to writing and spoken word. Teachers will gain transferable tools and activities for engaging curriculum applicable in virtual, in-person, and blended learning environments.

Immersive Van Gogh

Tuesday, June 22 at 9:30-12:30 PM

Join us for our first in-person network event! This private event includes entry into the exhibit plus post show brunch and mimosas with a keynote presentation and interactive art activity. Network members may purchase up to two $15 tickets through the private ticket link sent to their registered email.