Education and Community Outreach
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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. Student Arts Enrichment Programs include: Afterschool Programming, The Broadway Artists Intensive, ArtsCamp, ArtScholars, Broadway Reach, Broadway Workshops, De George Academy for Performing Arts, Kravis-on-the-Road and Master Classes. The Center provides continuing arts education through The Writer’s Academy, pre-performance discussions and Professional Development for teachers. Students also have opportunities to step out of the audience and perform on a world-class stage through Beyond the Stage, Spotlight on Young Musicians and Stage Awakenings.
Each season, nearly 50,000 children attended performances through the S*T*A*R (Student and Teachers Arts Resource) Series. The Center’s Admission Waiver Program ensures that no child is denied access to a performance based on ability to pay. The Center spends over $100,000 a year on fieldtrip transportation for Palm Beach County Public schoolchildren to attend live performances.
“I believe arts education in music, theatre, dance and the visual arts is one of the most creative ways we have to find the gold that is buried just beneath the surface,” former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley has said. “(Children) have an enthusiasm for life, a spark of creativity and vivid imaginations that need training – training that prepares them to become confident young men and women.”
The Kravis Center offers this essential training to students of all ages along with exposure to world-class entertainment and acclaimed performers. Be sure to join our Education Mailing List at the top of page to keep informed about our year-round program opportunities.
The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and the School District of Palm Beach County are members of the Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Selected because of their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of education in and through the arts, the partnership team participates in collaborative efforts to make the arts integral to education.