In keeping with the desire to foster creativity within the local community, The Jacksonville Center for the Arts has teamed up with local public and private schools to bring artists into classrooms, hold classes designed for K-12 students in our studios, and offer creativity training for teachers.
Our goal is to:
- enhance critical thinking and learning skills for academic environments
- celebrate the creative potential of our young people
- encourage the pursuit of creative outlets and individual talent
- enhance the teaching skills of professional artists
- enhance the creative skills of professional teachers
Young people in our community deserve significant opportunities to explore the arts widely and deeply. The Floyd Art Reach (FAR) project offers a comprehensive program that invites all levels of arts engagement for youth and young adults.
The Jacksonville Center’s FAR project consists of four programs for art/creativity education.
- In-school programming
- After-school programming
- High-school Art Experiences
- Teacher Creativity Enrichment
While we are constantly searching and applying for grants to fund the FAR project, this program depends largely on the generosity and support, both financial and temporal, of members of the local community.
Become a Floyd Art Reach (FAR) Sponsor!!
Sponsor an artist instructor to visit a local classroom or the placement of a high-school student in an appropriate art class on our campus by donating here. You can also mail your support directly to Educational Programming at the address below, email email@example.com or call the center at (540) 745-2784 for more information on how you can support this important program.
As little as $30 will give 20-25 Floyd County elementary school children the chance to engage with a special artist instructor for an hour!