Summer in the City Tuition
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Summer in the City: an "arts as discipline" program to provide emerging South Carolina talent the same opportunities afforded their contemporaries residing in major metropolitan areas. Thereby fostering competitive standards for South Carolina youth through the study of and exposure to world class artistic achievement.
This project will foster a network of personal contacts with internationally recognized educators and artists for South Carolina's emerging young artists, and will acquaint them with the disciplinary, physical and scholastic demands of World Class Excellence.
Summer in the City continues in the vein of the more than forty years of research beginning with Manuel Barkan's (Ohio State University) movement of "arts as discipline" during the 1960's, which provided stimulus for J. Paul Getty's second phase during the 1980's and finally the third movement: "Transforming Education Through the Arts Challenge" (TETAC) during the 1990's.
Summer in the City will challenge and inspire South Carolina's youth to broaden the horizons of individual potential, and instill the discipline required for a career in the arts, or equally; a productive and rewarding life.
"Art is humanity's most essential, most universal language. It is not a frill but a necessary part of communication. The quality of civilization can be measured through its music, dance, drama, architecture, visual art and literature. We must give our children knowledge and understanding of civilization's most profound works."
Muzak's Heart and Soul Foundation
The Zucker Family Foundation
The Yaschik Foundation
Ginn Development Company, LLC
Ginn Clubs and Resorts
Charleston Chapter of Jack and Jill Clubs
Alpha Kappa Alpha, Omega Chapter
Alpha Kappa Alpha, Lambda Chapter
Youth Endowment for the Arts
Ms. Gloria Bell
Mr. Kevin Branigan
Mayor Harry Hallman
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Legasey
Mayor Joseph Riley
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Smith
Mayor Keith Summey