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Creative Youth Development Programs

The Lawrence Arts Center offers a place for young people in 6th through 12th grades to immerse themselves in project-based, creative environments where they can develop real-world experience and hands-on arts-based job skills.

Creative Youth Development Programs include:

 

HANG12provides students with the opportunity to plan, curate, and host youth exhibitions in Downtown Lawrence every final Friday.

Contact Andy Smith, Director of Youth Education by email at andrew@lawrenceartscenter.org for more information.

 Click Here for HANG12 Exhibitions

 


PLAY12 brings students together to produce a public performance–whether dance, music, or theatre–each month.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Sullivan, Director of Performing Arts, elizabeth@lawrenceartscenter.org.

 

 


stARTup gives students the professional training and materials they need to jumpstart a career as a visual artist. Lawrence Arts Center’s stARTup program for artistic development operates on a system of sliding-scale tuition. Every amount contributed allows the Arts Center to present the very best program for all students. Families of enrolled students may make a payment between $1 and $700 and may contribute monthly, weekly, or at the start of each semester.

Questions? Contact Andy Smith, Director of Youth Education, andrew@lawrenceartscenter.org.

 Click Here for stARTup

 


Lawrence Ballet Theatre company is the resident pre-professional ballet company of the Lawrence Arts Center with the mission to provide extensive training, performance opportunities and artistic experience to dancers seeking to develop advanced experience in preparation for a professional career in dance.

Contact Hanan Misko, hanan@lawrenceartscenter.org for more information.

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Students age 14+ are also welcome in adult classes, unless otherwise indicated in the description.

 Click Here for Adult Visual Arts Class Listings


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