Make checks payable to the EKU Foundation with the designation of EKU Center for the Arts in the memo line.
The EKU Center for the Arts is the destination for diverse, interactive, and cultural experiences in Kentucky. Through presentation of premier artistic productions, community outreach, pre-show activities, and education programs, the EKU Center challenges assumptions, inspires meaningful dialogue, spurs reflection, and fosters appreciation for the arts in our patrons.
In the past year, the EKU Center for the Arts has provided engaging arts education opportunities to thousands of local school children, brought artists out into the community to interact with hundreds of community members, and provided over a dozen pre-show opportunities.
Our school matinee series are offered at a discounted rate that serve Central and Eastern Kentucky school children. These performances are often students first or only experience of a theater production. The productions are also paired with additional education resources for the teachers.
It is our goal to bring our world class performers out into the community to provide unique educational experiences.
When Taylor 2 came the EKU Center, the group went to Clay and Laurel counties. The movement classes that they held involved over 400 students and teachers.
Gifted and talented students from Madison County and the Freshmen Academy at EKU have also attended classes with presenting performers.
The Kentucky Theater Association for high schools students had the opportunity to work with Second City, the famous improve group from Chicago.
Master Classes with have involved about 150 EKU Students.
A number of our shows throughout the season offer an extra value to our patrons through pre-show performances. These can feature lectures from EKU professors about the night’s program to local groups performing pieces that tie into the night. These are an extra way that the Center is able to expand the educational value of the night.
As a strong community venue that brings in over 80,000 people a year, we hope to put a spotlight on the amazing work that other non-profits are doing in our region. A number of the performances this year will spotlight a local non-profit to help spread awareness of their cause.
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