Arts Access

Arts Access

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.

Free Programming

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 Education

Program Vision

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 more information about our Arts Education program, please contact Arts Education Coordinator Paul Tooker at

Creative Nourishment Kit Participating Schools:
  • 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
  • Dagsboro Boys and Girls Club
  • Georgetown Boys and Girls Club
  • Laurel Boys and Girls Club
  • Love Creek School Site
  • Oak Orchard Boys and Girls Club
  • Rehoboth Boys and Girls Club
  • Milton School Site
  • Western Sussex - Seaford Boys and Girls Club
  • Laurel Public Library
  • Georgetown Public Library
  • 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
  • Morris Early Childhood Center
  • Benjamin Banneker Elementary School
  • Lulu M. Ross Elementary School
  • Mispillion Elementary School
  • Milford Central Academy
  • Milford High School
  • Seaford Middle School
  • Seaford High School
  • Frederick Douglass Middle School
  • West Seaford Elementary School
  • Blades Elementary Schoool
  • Seaford Central Elementary School

Community Access

Program Vision

To partner with fellow nonprofit organizations that serve our community and offer them opportunities to experience diverse arts programming.

If your organization is interested in participating for the 2022 season, please click on the contact form below.  

2022 Community Access Interest Form


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