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Dynamic Performing Arts Spaces that WORK

February 28, 2011

Dynamic Performing Arts Spaces That WORK:
How Collaboration between School Districts and Arts Organizations Creates a WIN-WIN for Schools and Communities
At the recent Virginia Educational Facilities Planners Annual Conference, Stephen Mundt, AIA, and John Hill, AIA, REFP, presented data from an original survey of hundreds of school teachers, administrators and arts organization members nationwide about the design of K-12 performing arts spaces and collaboration between schools and local arts groups.  When schools and arts organizations work together, everyone benefits.  Students learn in advanced environments with equipment more like what they’ll find in professional venues; teachers have the facilities needed for high quality instruction; performing arts groups get more user-friendly spaces which in turn means more leasing opportunities for the school system and higher revenues for the organizations; and the community benefits from more and better performances, renewing community interest and participation in the arts. 

See the presentaion HERE         Download PDF version HERE