JACKSON, Miss.—The Arts Education Office of the Bologna Performing Arts Center and Delta State Foundation has been awarded a $7,000 grant from The King’s Daughters and Sons Circle Number 2.
This grant will be used to help fund the Janice Wyatt Mississippi Summer Arts Institute CORE Arts residential summer camp, happening in June 2022, as well as provide partial funding for book purchases for students participating in the “Read It, See It, Hear It, Be It” program at the Bologna Performing Arts Center and Delta State University.
Over the past three years, and factoring in the lingering effects of the pandemic, the “Read It, See It, Hear It, Be It” program through the Arts Education Office at the BPAC has distributed nearly 3,000 titles, about one-third of our annual service numbers of 10,000 K-12 patrons per year, with discounted books to go along with the School Time Matinee Series of performances.
Scholarships and workshops for both the School-Time Matinee Series (STMS) and the Janice Wyatt Mississippi Summer Arts Institute (MSAI) allows the Arts Education Office at BPAC to consistently serve a large number or patrons annually and allow for greater experiential learning that deepens the impact of the book distribution program.
The book distribution program is so much more important for students now, many of whom have had very limited experiential learning opportunities in the last year.
Funding will also create more scholarship opportunities for students to attend the Janice Wyatt Mississippi Summer Arts Institute, which provides arts education opportunities for more than 175 participants ranging in age from 5 to 18-years-old.
PLUS Camp is a week-long, performing arts camp for children ages 5 to 11 held annually in July and the CORE Arts Camp is both a day and residential intensive arts camp for children ages 12-18 that will next be held in June 2022. CORE Arts Camp offers students colligate level courses and the opportunity to take classes at Delta State University as well as stay in the dorms, giving them first-hand college experiences and instruction prior to their high school graduation.
For information about the programs through the Bologna Performing Arts Center’s Arts Education office, please contact Holly Senter, director of Arts Education, at (662) 846-4844 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the King’s Daughters and Sons Circle Number 2, please visit www.kdscircle2.com.