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Amelia Islander

Arts Alive Nassau

Jul 07, 2014 02:00AM
Arts Alive Nassau is a program that provides arts opportunities and education to children in Nassau who have limited access to the arts. They are a no-participant-fee based program and depend on donations from individual donors, corporations and government agencies.

Formerly the Amelia Arts Academy, Arts Alive Nassau has carried out this mission since 1992, providing education in the arts at affordable rates to all interested persons, regardless of age, race, religion, ethnic origin, financial means or level of ability. Their current focus is on providing arts programs to children in the community with little or no access to arts education, by offering collaborative after-school programs through the schools and other community organizations.

Some of the programs offered include an After School Band program at Emma Love Hardee Elementary School, a Dulcimer program at Yulee and Callahan Elementary Schools, and Visual Arts programs. A Theatre program is in the works.

The organization collaborates with the Nassau County Schools to provide these programs with Arts Alive generally providing the program, teachers, supplies, and equipment. The collaborating organization provides the facility, associated insurance, promotion and participants. If you are interested in contributing or want to find out more about Arts Alive call (904) 310-9243 or (904) 225-0575.