Apples and Oranges Arts dedicates itself to “taking the starving out of artist.” In doing so, we are extremely supportive of these Regional Theatre programs committed to arts education for the next generation of theatre professionals. Take a look at their websites to see the great work they’re doing!

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Website: https://www.drphillipscenter.org/arts-education/about-us.stml

Mission Statement/Philosophy: “Theater, music, and dance as a form of study opens doors, minds, worlds, creativity, and possibilities. It awakens the imagination and keeps hope alive; where anything is possible.”

Des Moines Performing Arts

Website: https://www.desmoinesperformingarts.org/education/

Mission Statement/Philosophy: “Education and Community Engagement programs are core to Des Moines Performing Arts’ mission as a non-profit performing arts center. In fact, more than 70,000 people of all ages are impacted by the Des Moines Performing Arts’ comprehensive education programs each year.”

Blumenthal Performing Arts

Website: http://www.blumenthalarts.org/blumenthal-enrichment

Mission Statement/Philosophy: “Blumenthal Performing Arts’ Education Department strives to enhance relationships with community organizations, schools, and individuals throughout the Central Carolinas. Through a variety of educational and enrichment programs, we seek to bring the performing arts to a diverse population within our extended community.

Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.

Website: http://www.kravis.org/education

Mission Statement/Philosophy: “Since opening in 1992, the Kravis Center has provided access to the performing arts for approximately 2 million schoolchildren. For more than 20 years, the Center has helped students of all ages fuel their imagination and expand their lives through comprehensive arts education programs.”

Roundabout Theatre Company

Website: http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/Teach-Learn.aspx

Mission Statement/Philosophy: “Since 1996, Education at Roundabout has offered nationally recognized programs that use the stimulating power of the arts to inspire and engage. The deep impact and breadth of our work is a result of programs and curricula curated specifically to reach students, teachers, early career professionals, and our audiences.”

Shea Performing Arts Center

Website: http://www.sheas.org

Mission Statement/Philosophy: “Shea’s offers an array of educational programs for students in grades K-12, serving approximately 10,000 students throughout western New York and northern Pennsylvania annually.”

Hennepin Theatre Trust

Website: https://hennepintheatretrust.org/education-and-community-engagement/

Mission Statement/Philosophy: “Hennepin Theatre Trust connects the Twin Cities’ community through educational and community engagement initiatives that enrich our lives and encourage artists and audiences for the future. The Trust’s multi-faceted programs include Spotlight Education which honors students who excel in high school musical theatre, Critical Review which teaches students arts criticism and the Access Program which opens the doors of our historic theatres to a wider range of people.”

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Website: https://www.kimmelcenter.org/community-programs/

Mission Statement/Philosophy: “Programs at the Kimmel Center positively impact kids who are looking for a way to unleash their creativity, follow their dreams, and experience something new.”

The Peace Center for the Performing Arts

Website: http://www.peacecenter.org/community-engagement

Mission Statement/Philosophy: “Arts Education is integral to the Peace Center mission. The nationally-recognized outreach program features youth performance events (well-known as POP!), community engagement programs, Peace Voices poetry initiatives, professional development for educators, and master classes with some of the world’s most respected artists, all of whom work together to enrich the lives of our neighbors.”

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Website: https://trustarts.org/pct_home/education

Mission Statement/Philosophy: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Arts Education Department provides a wealth of exciting opportunities available to you – educator, student, and Education

community member – for personal and professional growth through performances, workshops, classes, and other programs that nurture an appreciation and understanding through the arts. The Immersive experiences are available to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.”

Omaha Performing Arts

Website: https://omahaperformingarts.org/learn-and-engage

Mission Statement/Philosophy: “Omaha Performing Arts’ mission includes enriching the community through education and engagement activities and initiatives. Each year, we involve more than 38,000 students and adults in a variety of programs including student matinees, master classes, workshops and more. In the last decade, we’ve touched the lives of more than

220,000 students.”

Seattle Theatre Group

Website: https://www.stgpresents.org/education/community-engagement

Mission Statement/Philosophy: “Seattle Theatre Group Education and Community Programs extend beyond the Paramount, Moore and Neptune Theatre stages and into the lives of the greater Seattle community. These programs:

Deepen significance to performances through opportunities to engage with artists.

Inspire youth and local artists through training and performance opportunities.

Provide exposer to the arts through access initiatives.”

David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts

Website: http://www.strazcenter.org/Arts-Education

Mission Statement/Philosophy: “Since the doors to the Straz Center opened in 1987, arts education has been a part of its mission. Functioning under the auspices of the Education Department, the Patel Conservatory strives to make the finest performing arts training available to everyone.”

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Website: http://www.vanwezel.org/education/

Mission Statement/Philosophy: “Engagement in the Arts is essential to every student, teacher, and community member. With this belief is at its core, the Van Wezel is committed to assuring each student receives a well-rounded education, each teacher has tools and resources to reach every student, and every community member has access to meaningful arts experiences.”

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

Website: http://www.thesmithcenter.com/education/education-outreach-programs/

Mission Statement/Philosophy: “Memories of arts experiences are often the fondest and most vivid memories of our school days. It is the mission of The Smith Center’s Education and Outreach Department to build similar life-long memories by offering high-quality arts experiences for students, teachers, and the community.”

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

Website: https://bushnell.org/education

Mission Statement/Philosophy: “For over 20 years, The Bushnell has affected the lives of over 100,000 young people with award-winning programs that extend beyond the stage, into the classroom and throughout the community. Programs such as the nationally recognized PARTNERS® program use the arts to teach core curriculum with a focus on literacy, as well as develop each young person’s artistic and literary talents.”

Rochester Broadway Theatre League

Website: http://www.rbtl.org/arts-education-programs/

Mission Statement/Philosophy: RBTL believes that arts and performance are among the most eloquent means of understanding and appreciating the human spirit, and therefore must be an essential part of every child’s education. Arts and performance education teaches discipline, inspires creativity and helps young people set and reach goals. RBTL is committed to education both in and out of the classroom that engages and encourages children and their families to explore, experience, participate and enjoy the richness of the arts as an essential element of the human experience.