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For one night only, an ensemble of talented artists from Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), renowned Broadway Stars, and more will gather for an evening of songs and stories through Connect: Arts Ignite Celebrates Arts Education in RVA!

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Summer is here and the students at Patrick Henry School of Science and Art (PHSSA) enjoyed another week-long Rising Stars Art Camp with Arts Ignite!

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This June, Arts Ignite returned to Waterloo, IA for the 2nd-annual Arts Ignite Waterloo! Summer Camp! Arts Ignite, in partnership with the Waterloo Community Schools in Waterloo, IA and the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at the University of Northern Iowa, returned to Iowa for our 2nd-annual Arts Ignite Waterloo! Summer Camp. From June 10th...

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Arts Ignite returned to Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts (PHSSA) in Richmond, VA for our second Rising Stars Arts Camp!  In March, Arts Ignite’s musical theater camp, Rising Stars, welcomed 40 students at PHSSA for a week of arts classes in theater, dance, acting, and visual art under the theme “Empowerment through Creativity.” Due...

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2022 was a major year for Arts Ignite’s Creative Activity Kit program! Thanks to the collaborative efforts of our Teaching Artists, corporate sponsors, community partners, and staff, a total of 1,436 kits were assembled last year for students all across New York City.  Each month, Arts Ignite Teaching Artists create educational arts-based activities that allow...

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Part One: Our History 16 years ago, our Founder, Broadway musical director, Mary-Mitchell Campbell enlisted the support of her Julliard students to institute an organization for arts education. Her vision: To guide young people to think like artists, gathering skills that will serve them throughout their lives.  Originally Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP), Arts...

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