At the end of my second week at Qatar Academy, I am exhausted both mentally and physically but very happy. This being the first year of arts integration for Qatar Academy my colleague, Laura, and I are working to educate both teachers and students to take charge of their arts education. While this may be scary for some, others are jumping in with both feet. Listening to the students and staff about their needs and how we, as educators, can release ourselves and students from the confines of scheduled time tables and creatively weave subjects in and out of each other requires a lot of time, practice and faith. I am certain that things will fall in place as time goes on. Other exciting developments within our program are the collaborative projects with MIA and Mathaf; both programmes focusing on increasing student opportunities to participate in museum practice and arts production through real world applications.