For Schools,For Teaching Artists
In collaboration with Boston Public Schools, the Education Department conducts artist residencies focusing on the performing arts. Teaching Artists conduct an in-depth residency with students culminating in a performance sharing at the school. At a time when arts dollars are being cut from school budgets, the Education Department at Citi Performing Arts Center strives to fill the gap in arts education and to play a leadership role in arts program delivery and resource coordination.
In the fall of 2010 and spring of 2011, Citi Performing Arts Center partnered with Boston Public Schools in the "Target Arts Program," an artist residency and ticket access program generously funded by a grant to the BPS from the Target Corporation. The goal of the program was to improve school success, engage families and strengthen community by providing access to Boston's rich offerings of music, dance, visual arts, theater and cultural events. More than 2,000 students in selected schools gained greater exposure to Boston's theater district through the residencies and associated ticket access.
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For Young People,For Adults,For Families,For Schools
As part of City Spotlights, free, one-session Interactive Performance Workshops are offered for ages 9 to adult. These workshops focus on personal stories and Boston neighborhoods. These workshops take place at Community Partner sites and other organizations in and around Boston.
For more information about attending an Interactive Performance Workshop near you, or to schedule a workshop for your group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-532-1256.
For Schools,For Community Groups
Each year, the SpectrumBoston Ticket Access Program serves more than 150 Community Partners. In 2009-2010, our SpectrumBoston Access Fund provided over 2,800 tickets for children and families to experience world-class talent on our stages. Ticket recipients are from communities that would not otherwise have the opportunity or the funding to share in a singular, unforgettable moment in live performance. The Education Department typically distributes a study guide to the Community Partners to prepare their groups for the performance.
To become a Community Partner, please call 617-532-1256.
To support the SpectrumBoston Access Fund, please call 617-532-1289.
For Young People,For Adults,For Families,For Schools,For Community Groups
Each year, our City Spotlights program focuses on four Boston neighborhoods and celebrates their identities through the performing arts. During City Spotlights Final Showcase, up to two performing arts groups from each featured neighborhood are invited to perform and celebrate the talent that exists in Boston communities. This year City Spotlights will showcase the talents of four different communities: Chinatown, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain and Mattapan.
For more information about becoming a Special Guest Artist, please contact email@example.com or call 617-532-1256
For Young People,For Schools
Through a partnership with Citizen Schools, Citi Performing Arts Center trains and provides teaching artists to lead Citizen Schools Apprenticeships at several Boston Public Schools: Edwards Middle School, Irving Middle School and Orchard Gardens K-8 School. Middle school students at all three schools develop spoken word, movement, music and performing arts skills while exploring hip hop culture. The ten week sessions culminate in an original performance at each school.