SKyPAC Education & Youth Opportunities

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.

SKyPAC School Day Performances

SKyPAC offers a wide-ranging program of arts and education events, performances, classes and in-school activities all designed to achieve SKyPAC’s vision of creating a better community.  Our goal, 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.  We work alongside educators in the BRADD region to provide guidance for integrating arts into the classroom through artist-in-residence programs and professional development workshops.

SKyPAC is fully committed to providing opportunities for youth to experience personal achievement and creative fulfillment, while boosting their confidence and self-esteem, and providing the necessary tools for them to carry with them throughout every facet of their lives.

Each year, SKyPAC produces a variety of performances, held both at the Capitol Arts Center and in SKyPAC’s facilities, to entertain and educate the area’s talented young actors, dancers, musicians, and technicians. Programs will be designed for kids from six years old through eighteen years old, whether they are experienced or joining a theater program for the first time.  All performances will be led by talented guest directors, area theater professionals and SKyPAC staff. 2015-2016 Schedule Coming Soon!

SKyPAC Youth Theatre Auditions

Musical Revue: A Broadway Story

AUDITIONS: Friday, March 27, 2015 by appointment ONLY at the Capitol Arts Center, 416 E. Main Street.
Saturday, March 28, 2015 Carol Wedge Studio Theater at SKyPAC (in the Renshaw Education Wing) from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

WHO: 12-18 years of age.

AUDITION INFORMATION: Students ages12-18 need to perform 1-2 Broadway songs that they would like to perform in the show.  Song(s) should preferably be ones they’ve performed before or that they’ve worked on a lot and are already prepared to perform.  Auditions can be solos, duets or small group numbers.

The Musical Revue: A Broadway Story is a concept created by SKyPAC Education Director, Zac Bush.  The Musical Revue will appeal to all musical theatre fans, as well as those new to musical theatre.  Contact Zac Bush at zbush@theskypac.com or 270-904-5016 for additional details. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE FLYER (Includes the applicaiton).
 

School Day Performance Schedule at a Glance
Coming soon!

SKyPAC Summer Camp 2015

Sign up now for a create summer at SKyPAC! It's going to be a great summer packed with musical theatre, magic and visual arts! Sign up now! Download all the details here or check out the line up below.

Missoula Children's Theatre Summer Camps:
- Sleeping Beauty - June 22, 2015 - June 27, 2015
- Aladdin - July 13, 2015 - July 18, 2015.

Visual Arts Workshops - July 6-10, 2015 and  July 20 - July 24, 2015

Magic Camp with Kevin Spencer - July 27 - July 31, 2015.

*Applications will be available, click here to download. A limited number of camp scholarships are available. Click here for the scholarship application. If you have questions please feel free to contact Tiffany Deaton at 270-904-7009.

Community Connections

In addition to its school partnerships, SKyPAC has created alliances with a number of community organizations engaged with diverse populations to build bridges of understanding through art, including:

- Housing Authority of Bowling Green
- Boys and Girls Club of Bowling Green
- Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana-Caveland Service Center
- VSA Kentucky
- WKU Confucius Institute

Our mission is to continue partnerships, particularly in the surrounding counties of the Barren River Development District.

The SKyPAC Education and Outreach Program includes input from three advisory groups, the Youth Advisory Committee, the College Advisory Committee and the Education Advisory Committee ensuring that community voices help shape educational programming goals at SKyPAC.

SKyPAC Education programs are supported in part through generous grant from Alliance Corporation and Danny & Vickie Renshaw.