Project S.T.A.G.E. (Students, Teachers, Artists Generating Excellence)
April 27-28, 2018
Hoyt Sherman Place Foundation (HSPF) will expand its outreach and welcome new audiences by contributing to art integration initiatives in Des Moines Schools. HSPF is partnering with the nationally recognized program Turnaround Arts and Des Moines Public Schools to invite five of the Title 1 schools in North Des Moines to participate in a two-day student arts festival at Hoyt Sherman Place. In addition to stage performances, there will be teaching demonstrations, visual art displays, and poetry vignettes. The festival will conclude with performances by teachers and professional artists who work with the Turnaround Arts program. HSPF will provide the much needed space for these students to perform for their peers and families while exposing them to the four arts identified in the core curriculum. HSPF hopes that by providing this connection to the arts, and to the community these students will be inspired to continue their involvement throughout the spectrum of life.
For more information about the scope of this project, please click here.
Special thanks to Iowa Arts Council, Prairie Meadows, and Hoyt Sherman Place Foundation for providing the funding for the first year.