We are thrilled to announce that our Academy of Creative Theatre program has received two generous $2,500 grants to fund tuition scholarships for students participating in our camps and classes throughout the 2016-2017 Season. These grants were provided by the Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust and by the Janssen Youth & Youth Sports Fund, held at The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County. The two grants will underwrite need-based tuition scholarships for students participating in ACT’s extensive education program serving more than 200 students annually. Programs include summer and spring break theatre camps, after-school theatre classes in the spring and fall (registration is open NOW for fall classes!) and two production classes which offer students the opportunity to participate in professionally-directed full length theatrical productions on the Little Theatre stage.
“Participating in theatre encourages creativity and builds self-confidence” says Education Director Kerry DiMaggio. “ACT provides a creative, artistic, educational and FUN outlet for children who might not otherwise be engaged with their peers or other important adult role models. These two generous grants will allow us to welcome every child, with a desire to participate, to any and all of our programs, without regard to their family’s ability to afford tuition.”
ABOUT THE FUNDERS
The Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust provides assistance to organizations seeking to improve the quality of life for residents of the City and surrounding area of San Luis Obispo, California. This Trust was established under the will of Mr. Harold J. Miossi, who died on November 8, 2006. The Foundation focuses on six key areas: animal-related, education, environment, the Catholic Church, fine arts and youth development.
The Janssen Foundation Youth & Youth Sports Fund was established in 2006 through the generosity of the Robert H. Janssen Foundation. This Fund seeks to support programs that enrich the lives of local youth and ideally reflect the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets. The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County provides leadership and encourages charitable giving for the issues that improve and enhance lives in the county.
ABOUT THE ACADEMY OF CREATIVE THEATRE
The San Luis Obispo Little Theatre’s Academy of Creative Theatre provides year-round theatrical training for youth ages 5-18 (kindergarten through 12th grade.) ACT’s after-school programs, summer camps and theatrical production classes inspire young performers and technicians to develop skills which will benefit them throughout their lives, both on and off the stage. Students involved in ACT learn from professional artists in programs designed to help students explore creative self-expression and individuality. Whether or not students choose to pursue theatre as a career, their experience at ACT will help them to develop a greater appreciation of the theatre arts and a stronger connection to their community.
The Academy of Creative Theatre is currently accepting registrations for After School Classes, scheduled to begin September 12, 2016. You can register your young actors online or call Kerry DiMaggio, Education Director, at (805) 781-3889, ext. 14.
Additional funding for ACT Programs and Scholarships has been provided by Patricia McNamara, Ann Robinson and Rabobank.
For more information on applying for a scholarship for your student, please visit our website HERE.
Questions? Send us an email.