FY 2007 Grant Awards: Summer Schools in the Arts
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
Alaska Arts Southeast, Inc.
To support Sitka Fine Arts Camp. Professional artists from Alaska and other states will lead workshops offering age-appropriate training in Alaskan Native arts, dance, music, theater, writing, and visual arts.
To support Summer Musical Theater Program. Professional actors and producers will lead classes in the arts combined with rehearsals, culminating in student performances of Disney's High School Musical, Gerome Ragni and James Rado's Hair, and George Keating, Kyle Hall, and Scott Fergusen's Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr.
New York, NY
To support Summer Music Camp. Public schools students living in New York City's five boroughs will receive free classical music training with an emphasis on increased performance skills.
Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts, Inc.
To support the Teen Professional Theatre Program. Professional directors, musicians, and technical staff will mentor youth, ages 13 to 21, in acting, dancing, singing, and musical theater production culminating in five public performances.
Congreso De Latinos Unidos, Inc.
To support the Youth Artist Program. Low-income high school students will be targeted to participate in the development and creation of original films based on their life experiences.
Daytona Beach Community College
Daytona Beach, FL
To support Image & Identity, a summer photography program. As many as 24 high schools students will study with three master photographers to improve their technical skills and examine cultural influences on photography.
Diversity of Dance, Inc.
To support Earl Mosley's Institute of the Arts. Students will receive rigorous dance training from professional dance educators through technique classes in ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, African dance, and tap as well as composition and repertory and participate in master classes with guest artists.
First Stage Milwaukee, Inc.
To support First Stage Theater Academy. Professional actors will lead workshops focusing on acting skills, playwriting, and play production.
Foundation for California State University San Bernardino
San Bernardino, CA
To support summer program of the Coyote Conservatory for the Arts. Two professional puppetry teaching artists will present puppetry works and guide students to create and perform work on the theme of San Bernardino Stories.
Friends of NORD, Inc.
New Orleans, LA
To support Center for Dance Footbridge Summer Intensive. Local professional dancers will offer nine weeks of sequential, pre-professional ballet, tap, and modern dance training to youth, ages nine to 18.
Fulton Opera House Foundation
To support Youtheatre. During a five-week summer program, professional actors, musicians, choreographers, and stage designers will teach a team of youth, ages 13 to 19, key elements of theater which will result in the creation and perfromance of a new musical based on themes from their own lives.
Futurebuilders in Support of the Trollwood Performing Arts School
To support the Summer Mainstage Musical Program of the Trollwood Performing Arts School. The activities will immerse students, ages 13 to 18, in contemporary and classic musical theater while studying the basic tenets of script writing, character developement, vocal performance, and stage production.
Greater Miami Youth Symphony of Dade County Florida, Inc.
To support the Greater Miami Youth Symphony Summer Institute. Professional artists will offer summer music instruction for youth, ages five to 18.
Kentucky Center for the Arts Corporation
To support the Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts. Professional artists will give daily classes, master classes, and performances for talented junior and senior high school students in dance, music, creative writing, and visual arts.
Massachusetts College of Art
To support a pre-college summer art program for students in the 11th and 12th grades. Students will enroll in four visual arts classes that they will attend daily during a four-week period.
Maui Academy of Performing Arts
To support the Sum R Acting program, a musical theater camp. Targeted to underserved students, ages seven to 18, the program will offer classes in dance, voice, and acting taught by professional teaching artists.
Midwest Young Artists
To support MYA Summer Music Festival. Students will participate in one of MYA's summer programs such as a four-week chamber music workshop, two-week musical theater and opera workshop, one-week Chicago Jazz Workshop, or the four-week, multi-arts Fine Arts Day Camp.
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
To support the Pre-College MAJORS program, a visual and design course. Design professional will provide hands-on residencies for approximately 90 high school students.
Street-Level Youth Media
To support the Summer Arts Apprenticeship Program. Targeted to underserved high school youth, the program will advance students' artistic and leadership skills through an intensive, three-month media arts studies program and apprenticeship with an adult.
Traveling Players Ensemble
Great Falls, VA
To support Traveling Players Ensemble Summer Theatre Camp. Working in groups of 12 to 14 students, each ensemble of actors will produce and perform a classical theater piece by either Moliere or Shakespeare.
Walden School, Ltd.
San Francisco, CA
To support the Composition Immersion Course. Students, ages nine to 18, will develop skills in musicianship, music composition, and improvisation, and finish the five-week summer program by creating music compositions.
Westfield Young Artists' Cooperative Theatre, Inc.
To support the summer performing arts program. Aspiring young actors, dancers, and musicians are immersed in a professional-level rehearsal and performance process that culminates with a production of the Broadway musical Carousel by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein.
Xavier University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA
To support a summer arts program for youth to study, design, and create Mardi Gras Indian costumes. Working with two revered Mardi Gras Indians, Big Chief Darryl Montana and Big Chief Larry Bannock, students will study diverse types of Native American dress and the inspirations for these costumes.
Young Audiences of Indiana, Inc.
To support the Summer Arts for Youth (SAY) program. Economically disadvantaged youth, ages six to 11, in eight Indianapolis community sites will participate in multidisciplinary arts and literature activities as part of the curriculum.
YS Kids Playhouse
Yellow Springs, OH
To support a summer theater arts program. Led by local, national, and international artists, students ages eight to 18 will write, produce, and perform two full-scale, summer dramatic performances.
Number of Grants: 25 Total Amount: $680,000
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
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