MAAE Member Spotlight: MAAE Board Member Maggie Stevenson and Organizational Member Bologna Performing Arts Center (Cleveland)
The mission of The Bologna Performing Arts Center at Delta State University brings together artists and audiences to celebrate the arts, to enrich the cultural life of the Delta community, to educate and deepen the appreciation of the arts and to explore the richness of world heritage through artistic expression.
Arts education programming is a big part of the mission of the Bologna PAC. The School-Time Matinee Series connects children, teachers, and schools with the performing arts that complements the school curriculum and introduces students to worlds they have never known before. The Janice Wyatt Mississippi Summer Arts Institute has impacted countless numbers of young creators for the past 16 summers by providing intensive instruction in a variety of art forms. The Institute provides K-12 participants with age-appropriate, performance-oriented camps packed with tons of energy and fun activities. Camp dates for Summer 2014 are: Arts Camp (residential, ages 12-18) June 8-21, 2014; and PLUS Camp (day-camp, ages 5-12) July 14-19, 2014. John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Partners in Education Program includes the Bologna Performing Arts Center and West Bolivar School District. These members were selected because of their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of education in and through the arts; the Partnership team participates in collaborative efforts to provide professional development opportunities in the arts for educators.