The Arts Access Initiative offers year-round, high-quality, diverse arts experiences at no cost to participants/attendees. The initiative includes four distinct programs designed to reach different audiences, including children, their families, and the underserved community-at-large. Those programs include Arts in Education, Young Audiences Series, free programming and the Community Access Program.
Young Audience Series
Between May and September, Freeman Arts Pavilion offers a series of free youth performances open to children and families throughout the Delmarva region. Performance are offered at 10 a.m., once or twice each week. Past programs have included Cascading Carlos, Storyteller Gary Lloyd, and local artist John Donato.
Throughout the summer months, Freeman Arts Pavilion also offers a variety of (mostly evening) performances to the general public, completely free-of-charge. Performances include dance, music, theater, and a variety of ethnically and racially diverse programming. Some programs include talkbacks or complementary activities designed to deepen the experience for attendees. Past programs include Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Kat Edmonson, Step Afrika!, Tiempo Libre, Terrance Simien and Tito Puente Jr.
Arts in Education
To partner with schools on Delmarva to build a relevant, impactful arts education program that will provide a layered approach to the school’s current curriculum by presenting opportunities for students to experience diverse arts experiences.
Our Work Continues
During this global pandemic, we remain committed to our program vision, working with our school partners to present contactless and virtual arts experiences for students in the Delmarva region. Currently, we are presenting two programs, a Hip-Hop Instructional dance video series for elementary students and our Creative Nourishment Art Kits program for all grade levels. The art kit program is a collaboration with local artist John Donato, who created step-by-step instructions to complete fun and unique visual arts projects. To learn more about Donato and his art, visit https://johndonatoart.com/. For more information about our Arts Education program, please contact Arts Education Coordinator Paul Tooker at email@example.com.
2020-2021 Participating Schools:
- East Millsboro Elementary School
- Georgetown Elementary School
- John M. Clayton Elementary School
- Lord Baltimore Elementary School
- Long Neck Elementary School
- North Georgetown Elementary School
- Phillip C. Showell Elementary School
- Southern Delaware School of the Arts
- Howard T. Ennis School
- Early Learning Center
- Georgetown Middle School
- Millsboro Middle School
- Selbyville Middle School
- Indian River High School
- Sussex Central High School
- Seaford Middle School
- Seaford High School
- Frederick Douglass Middle School
- West Seaford Elementary School
- Blades Elementary Schoool
- Seaford Central Elementary School
- Morris Early Childhood Center
- Benjamin Banneker Elementary School
- Lulu M. Ross Elementary School
- Mispillion Elementary School
- Milford Central Academy
- Milford High School
- Milton Elementary School
- H.O. Brittingham Elementary
- Love Creek Elementary
- Rehoboth Elementary
- Richard A. Shields Elementary
- Beacon Middle School
Mariner Middle School
- Sussex Consortium
- Cape Henlopen High School
To partner with fellow nonprofit organizations that serve our community and offer them opportunities to experience diverse arts programming.
With a new name comes new opportunities! As we transition to Freeman Arts Pavilion, we are using the time to re-imagine the Community Access program to continue to offer diverse arts programming for all. Stay tuned for more information! Questions? Contact Operations Director Molly Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-246-5809.