SKyPAC Education, Gallery & 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.
Education and Galleries Brochure
Come explore education and gallery opportunities at SKyPAC! Check out our Education and Galleries brochure for all of the opportunities we offer for learners of all ages.
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.
Upcoming Youth Theater Auditions
The Secret Garden Auditions: January 6, 2014 4:00-8:00 p.m. And by appointment only on January 7, 2014 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.
(performance will be held February 22-March 2, 2014) Download the flyer here for more information.
Audition Workshop: January 3, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. $20 fee – to register.
Auditions and Audition Workshop will take place at The Capitol Arts Center.
For more youth theater opportunities, contact Zac Bush at 270-904-7007.
Summer Camps & Workshops
Each summer, SKyPAC, continually welcomes over 200 youth to the Renshaw Education Center for multiple performances in the Studio Theater. Week-long campers in grades 1-12 will have the option of attending workshops in acting, musical theater, choreography and technical theater, or they may wish to participate with the highly acclaimed Missoula Children’s Theater in the production of well-known but originally conceived titles, in musical theater pieces presented to the public at the end of each week-long camp. Check back soon for more information. Those in grades 8-12 will also have a variety of workshops to choose from, both on-stage and off, specialty sessions for experienced participants and classes in writing for the musical theater, Shakespeare presentation, and auditioning, among others.
If you have any questions about programming, please contact Tiffany Deaton 270-904-7006
Scholastic Art Awards
This is currently underway so get your submissions in now. Deadline for submissions is January 10, 2014. Click here for the submission process.
More than 100 students were featured in the 2013 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards at SKyPAC, out of more than 600 works submitted for consideration. In its 90th year, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for teenage artists and writers in the United States, administered by the nonprofit organization Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. To be considered, students in grades 7-12 must submit their work through this link.