The Class Acts Education programming for schools will resume this October! Each school year, The Carson Center welcomes close to 22,000 students in Pre-K through 12th grades to the theatre for school day programming. Students bus in from local schools and from schools in outlying counties in Western Kentucky, Southern Illinois, Missouri, and Tennessee to experience live performing arts that complement their curriculum, expose them to arts and culture, and reinforce classroom learning. Homeschools and seniors are welcome too! After taking a break from field trips during the pandemic, students and schools are ready to return to The Carson Center, and we cannot wait to welcome them!
The 2022-2023 Class Acts Education Series will include stage performances based on favorite children's literature including Junie B. Jones, Pete The Cat, The Lightning Thief, and Llama Llama. Older students will enjoy seeing Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice as well as all 7 Harry Potter books being brought to life on the stage. The Peking Acrobats will delight and amaze audiences of all ages, while the Paducah Symphony Orchestra will get audiences rocking to classical music.
To learn more, visit our Class Acts TAB under TICKETS AND EVENTS or click here. To make a reservation, click here https://forms.gle/qUmLt3aM7FJCcaiX7
Read below about a grant opportunity!
This grant program enables Kentucky teachers and schools to provide their students with high quality arts experiences by funding transportation to programs provided by organizations in the TranspARTation Directory. Schools may apply for a grant based on the roundtrip mileage from their building to the facility and the number of buses necessary.
Funds are distributed on a reimbursement basis using the following formula: Roundtrip mileage from school to facility x $2 x number of buses = reimbursement amount (e.g., 55 miles roundtrip x $2 x 3 buses = $330).
August 1, 2022 (for field trips October 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023)
October 31, 2022 (for field trips January 1, 2023 - April 30, 2023)
Who May Apply?
Any teacher at a Kentucky public or private school that supports preschool through grade 12.
For more information or assistance:
Arts Education Director, Kentucky Arts Council