This summer, young people will explore creativity and broaden worldviews through a series of summer camps and programs presented by members of the Cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan. Led by professional artists, performers, scientists and educators, the special summer programs are designed for children ages 6-18 who love to perform, create and explore the worlds of art and culture.
In the summer programs, children and young adults will experience the stage and perform with professional dancers and actors, as well as explore the worlds of science, literature, and the arts with professional scientists, writers and artists. Youth will dance, perform, draw, write, learn and otherwise explore, create or enjoy the worlds of art and culture.
The summer camps and programs are presented by 25 member institutions of the Cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan. These participating institutions include many of the region’s leading performing arts organizations and stages, art galleries, museums and cultural institutions.
The Cultural Alliance hosts a web page with links to each organization for details. To visit online: visit www.CulturalAllianceSEMI.org and click the link under Cultural Alliance Summer Camps, or click here for live links to each organization for details. One also can access the complete listing via the search function on the home page, enter “summer” and click on the returned “Summer Programs” link.
“Summer break can be much more than just a time for students to take a break from school and relax,” Maud Lyon, executive director of the Cultural Alliance of Southeast Michigan, said. “In southeastern Michigan, summer also is the perfect time for young people to expand their horizons. The arts and cultural institutions here can play a most stimulating role to expand the mind and strengthen the spirit.”
These Cultural Alliance members offer many ways for young people as young as 5 years of age to experiment with music, theatre, dance, history, science, literature through a full spectrum of workshops and camps. A complete listing of participating institutions follows, as well as an online resource that serves as a one-stop website for those looking for artful, meaningful and fun summer experiences.
Cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan Members Participating in Summer Programs include:
· Arts & Scraps
· Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center
· The Community House
· Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
· Cranbrook Specialty Camps
· Creative Arts Center
· Detroit Public Library
· Eisenhower Dance Ensemble
· FAR Conservatory
· Full Impact Theater
· Grosse Pointe Theatre
· Huron Valley Council for the Arts
· Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
· Meadow Brook Hall
· Michigan Opera Theatre
· Paint Creek Center for the Arts
· Pewabic Pottery
· Purple Rose Theatre
· The Art Center ( aka Anton Art Center)
· The Art Experience
· Troy Historical Museum & Village
· Wayne State University
· Wild Swan Theater
Please visit the Cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan homepage for live links to each participating organization. The complete listing is available at www.CulturalAllianceSEMI.org.
Cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan
The Cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan is a professional association comprised of nearly 120 nonprofit arts and culture organizations. The Cultural Alliance is a vehicle for positive change through creativity, innovation, collaboration, and advocacy.
In addition to advancing the programs and services of its member organizations, the Cultural Alliance connects audiences to new experiences, funders to organizations, and member organizations to new opportunities.
The organization helps member organizations adapt to the dramatically shifting economic and market conditions and represents the arts and culture community in regional planning efforts. The Cultural Alliance is supported by The Kresge Foundation, the Masco Foundation, the DTE Energy Foundation, the Hudson-Webber Foundation, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Max M. and Marjorie Fisher Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.