We’re thrilled to announce a forthcoming partnership with award-winning children’s interactive video platform Hellosaurus, based on the shared core belief that participatory storytelling empowers our next generation of artists. Launching in the fall of 2022, CMA and Hellosaurus will roll out a series of interactive, arts education videos for children, created by CMA’s Artist-Educators in Residence.
The partnership underscores the our mutual commitment to offering children accessible avenues for creativity, collaboration, and education. Last year, we introduced The Look Make Show, the first digital commons specifically designed for child-artist-centered learning that houses content and curriculum ranging from learning basics to formal art education, with engaging, interactive videos that range from complex color theory to art-making activities. Hellosaurus—founded by James Ruben, a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree who pioneered the mobile interactive video format as Head of Product at HQ Trivia— is a subscription-based app that features engaging, educational and interactive content, that is 100 percent ad free, featuring world-famous creators parents trust—including The Wiggles, Kids Diana, and Laurie Berkner.
For the upcoming series, CMA’s Artist-Educators in Residence will be creating three videos centered around art and education. Using a tablet, kids can tap and draw on the videos, and when they are done watching, they can play and craft offline using an accompanying CMA-created Playbook.
Hellosaurus is an award-winning interactive video platform where kids learn by doing, not just watching. The Hellosaurus subscription app is pioneering a new form of participatory storytelling featuring world-famous creators parents trust and exploring topics kids love. Hellosaurus has been called “Mister Rogers for the iPhone Generation” by Forbes and “interactive Masterclass for Kids” by Parentology and has been featured as “App of the Day” and a “Must-Have Kids App” by Apple as well as a “World Changing Idea” by Fast Company, among many other honors.
Pictured: Video still from CMA Artist-Educator in Residence Ciana Malchione’s video for Hellosaurus. Courtesy the artist.