Natalie Barrow, Director of Arts Education and Community Outreach at the ArtsBridge Foundation, visits the Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio Show to discuss the program’s impact and upcoming season with co-hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick.
ArtsBridge Foundation is the arts education arm of the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre dedicated to providing quality arts education programs for students K-12.
A variety of programs are featured at the ArtsBridge Foundation to pave the way for students and families to experience and benefit from the positive power of the arts. ArtsBridge Foundation field trips at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre expose students to performances by Atlanta Ballet, The Atlanta Opera, Kennesaw State University College of the Arts and Global Stages and more.
Master Classes at ArtsBridge give students the opportunity to work with professionals within the field while The Shulers, Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards, recognize and celebrate excellence in high school musical theatre. ArtsBridge Foundation works with the National Touring Shows that play at the Fox Theatre, to host the Master Class Series. Cast members visit Cobb Energy Centre and teach a two-hour Master class from the show that they are currently performing in. They also host talk-back session so attendees can actually hear from a professional working in the field about their life, how they’ve gotten to where they are and choices they’ve made along the way to help them be successful in the business.
ArtsBridge also hosts a variety of Educational Experiences including professional development workshops for teachers, behind-the-scenes technical theatre tours, production and performance opportunities for students and, new this year, the ArtsBridge Family Series featuring one-hour performances that serve as the perfect introduction for children to the performing arts. Anyone can attend a show ArtsBridge Foundation show, all children and families are welcome. Field trip days average from 2,500 to 2,700 students, some who are returning to the theatre and some who are experiencing their first show.
The field trip season kicks off October 21 featuring Dance Theatre of Harlem – this is their first time returning to Atlanta in over a decade! The second show, premiering November 15, is Artrageous, a live visual arts performance on the stage featuring artists speed painting to hits by Stevie Wonder, Elvis and more.
The 2016 season will close out with a show entitled Red and Green, premiering December 1, with a band, beat boxers, singers, and more.
Donations to ArtsBridge Foundation support the financial aid program that benefits education, admission, transportation and more to under privileged children. Visit ArtsBridgeGA.org for more information on field trips, master classes, ways to donate and more.