PILOT PROGRAM in ELAINE, ARKANSAS
Building skills through the arts, no matter the obstacles*
Don’t know where you will be this summer? Do you want to bring joy and hope to to a new community that is hungry for change? This summer, ASTEP is partnering with Waves of Prayer in Elaine, Arkansas for our pilot arts camp – Heroes of Elaine.
With a population of 636 people, this rural Arkansas community is still flooded with segregation, unemployment, and poverty. Coming up on 100 years after the largest mass lynching in US History, this new summer program aims to help the community of Elaine remember the past and claim a new future for all Elainians. This three-week summer camp will focus on visual art, theatre, spoken word. music, and dance and will teach students to use their voices, believe in themselves, and collaborate with their peers.
Program Dates: July 4th – July 29th
Application deadline: May 15th
Location: Elaine, Arkansas
Who: All artists!
At ASTEP, we are making a conscious effort to have our artists reflect the diversity of the communities that we serve. People of color, LGBTQ+, those with disabilities, those with all educational backgrounds, and anyone excited to work with us are strongly encouraged to apply.
Housing, Flights, and food are all provided by ASTEP and Waves of Prayer
Email Sami Manfredi at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a ring at 212.921.1227 to learn more!