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Arts Ignite led a Community Event with long time partner, Win, to celebrate the Creative Activity Kits initiative, promoting togetherness, team building, and fun! “We see growth in their social-emotional learning,” said Lindsay Roberts, Director of Programs at Arts Ignite. ‘And the way they build a sense of community with each other, With their bravery.”...


Celebrating POWER in Johannesburg! Co-founded by artists Dick Scalan and Evan Todd, artsINSIDEOUT has worked to connect a community in Johannesburg with arts education for over 10 years. This summer, Arts Ignite was excited to continue this international program in South Africa from June 30th through July 17th. Led by a team of 19 Arts...

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For the fifth year, Arts Ignite is honored to select a group of remarkable artists as recipients of the Jennifer Saltzstein Kaffenberger Fellowship to work with Arts Ignite at the Newcomer Youth Summer Academy 2022. We are excited to announce this year’s fellows – Concerts for Compassion.  Concerts for Compassion (CFC) facilitates cross-cultural integration by...

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Empowering young people through the arts! Arts Ignite traveled back to South Florida this year for our longest-running program, Art-in-Action (AIA) Summer Camp. This six-week residency took place in Homestead, Florida from June 20th-July 29th. We are honored to have partnered again with enFAMILIA, a community organization that builds healthy family relationships among immigrant, migrant,...

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Leading with a SPARK in Waterloo! It’s finally summertime, which means Summer Camp is back in action.  Our Programs team kicked off June in Iowa for the inaugural Arts Ignite Waterloo! Summer Camp. This two-week residency integrated English Language Learning with Theatre and Dance for 150 emerging multilingual learners in grades K-12. Fifteen different languages...

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Arts Ignite will host award-winning Broadway performers to support arts education. RICHMOND, VA — For one night only, an ensemble of Broadway performers will gather for an evening of songs and stories for Arts Ignite Richmond: A Broadway Spectacular on Saturday, July 9 at 7:30 PM at the Richmond Triangle Players’ Robert B. Moss Theatre. ...


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