Hoyt Sherman Place receives $100,000 from Principal Foundation in support of three signature programs
Hoyt Sherman Place provides access to the arts and cultural activities to central Iowa through its free signature programs: Jazz in July, Project S.T.A.G.E. and Total Access. These programs specifically target children, families and individuals who may not otherwise have access to the arts. This generous award will fund these three programs.
Jazz in July serves as a neighborhood event, but also reaches across the metro to a wide population – including young families with children, middle aged couples on date night, and those in their golden years who enjoy great music. The 2023 Jazz in July season will take place on Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25. Artists will be announced in April.
Hoyt Sherman Place Foundation annually produces Project S.T.A.G.E. (Students, Teachers, Artists: Generating Excellence) in partnership with the Kennedy Center’s Turnaround Arts Initiative and six Des Moines Title 1 public schools. During this festival, each school showcases a performance on the historic stage for their peers. This project supports the self-expression and creative talents of Des Moines students and gives families an opportunity to share art experiences together.
Total Access aims to provide an easy entry to the performance and visual arts to low-income, culturally diverse and underserved audiences. Participants chosen through our approved partner programs will be granted tickets to a show that interests them. Hoyt Sherman Place will work with neighbors like Oakridge Neighborhood and Silver Oaks Senior Living, as well as The Beacon. Outreach will also be made to senior living communities in the area. This program hopes to serve more than 300 individuals. For more information, please contact Robert Warren.
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