SKyPAC Education & Outreach Program
Educational programming is a cornerstone of SKyPAC's mission. We offer a wide-ranging program of arts and education events, performances, attractions, classes and in-school activities all designed to achieve SKyPAC’s vision of creating a better community. Our vision, that over time K-12 students in the region will achieve higher graduation rates and college entrance exam scores than before SKyPAC opened, is the key focus of our education program. SKyPAC’s diverse offerings have the power to inform, enlighten and entertain all area citizens, encouraging them to remain in the area while providing a higher quality of life for their families.
In December 2011, The Laura G. Turner Charitable Foundation awarded a $1,000,000 grant to spur SKyPAC toward its ambitious educational goals. The grant creates a three-year pilot program in Allen County, Kentucky, and includes the four components SKyPAC has identified as critical to achieving the long term outcomes it predicts for arts in education: the ability for students to attend professional arts performances, transportation to get students to the performance venue, artists-in-residence programs to help students access their individual talents, and professional development instruction to train teachers how to integrate the arts into subject areas not typically regarded as arts-related.
2013 SKyPAC Youth Theater Summer Camp
SKyPAC is excited to partner with the Missoula Children’s Theatre this summer for four exciting weeks of camps where kids will be active participants in every phase of staging a full-length theatrical production. For those interested in a more focused theatrical learning experience, consider one of our individual workshops taught by SKyPAC’s Youth Theater Educator.
Missoula Children’s Theatre, one of the country’s leaders in youth theater education, will partner with SKyPAC for four separate week-long sessions. Set up in a camp-like structure, participants will audition, rehearse and perform in a full-length production. Every camper will be cast in a role or be an assistant director for the performance. When campers are not in rehearsal they will participate in theater classes concentrating on core theatrical skills: acting, singing, dancing, teamwork and building self-confidence. In addition, participants will have a new workshop every day between rehearsals. Download the summer schedule and registration form below!
Brochure and Registration Form download here: http://theskypac.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/skypac_youththeatersummerca...