By SKYPac, theskypac.com
Thursday, May 31st, 2012 9:00 AM CST
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.
2012 Summer Performing Arts Camp
Your summer never looked brighter! The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) and the Capitol Arts Youth Theatre (CAYT) will join talents this summer along with the Missoula Children’s Theatre, Director Carol Jordan, Nashville Shakespeare Festival and many more. A team of professionals will lead a series of five camps and an original musical to engage youth ages 6-18 at all levels of experience. (Follow the hashtag #theskypacsummer)
Summer Camp Update: Shakespeare Intensive Camp Session will now be only be for one week, June 4-8. Click for info on all summer camps.