Work is already underway to plan the next “10 Weeks Festival” of local arts performances in spring 2011.
The Festival is designed to establish an endowment for arts education, which will secure the strong partnership that exists between performance and visual arts organizations and the children in our schools.
A second component features the partnership with the “Care to Learn” program, which was established to assist with students’ health, hunger and hygiene needs. Care to Learn Founder Doug Pitt recently filmed an announcement, which will precede performances during the Festival to describe both aspects of the programming.
Student artists representing all arts disciplines accompanied Doug in shooting the video. They’ll all recognize potential donors who will be viewing the message by saying “Thanks for being a part of the show” as the ending line. Arts patrons are encouraged to drop money in clear “10 Weeks” boxes set up at participating venues throughout the festival. Last year’s festival raised more than $11,000 for the arts education endowment.
A full schedule of information will be posted on the “10 Weeks” website in March.