What does Summer Arts do?
We are an arts education organization offering workshops in creative writing, poetry and performing arts to young people in grades 6-12. Through arts-in-education residencies in public and private schools, we also work to elevate the status of arts education as a vital and fundamental learning experience for students.

Where do you offer your workshops?
Summer Arts offers workshops in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill.

What art forms does Summer Arts offer?
We offer creative writing, drama, poetry and performing arts, which can include dance, music, digital and electronic media, drumming and the visual arts.

Who teaches your workshops?
Summer Arts workshops are taught by an experienced, talented, and dynamic core of teaching artists representing a range of cultural and artistic backgrounds. They are professionals committed to the artistic development and journey of emerging young artists.

Where does your funding come from?
Our funding comes from a broad range of individuals, small businesses, government, foundations and corporate donors.

How is Summer Arts different from other programs?
Summer Arts is distinctive among other arts programs because we offer real, long-lasting results that yield a culminating public performance and an anthology of student original work with illustrations distributed throughout the local community. We build bridges with other youth-serving organizations and local schools. Our community partnership model makes Summer Arts unique in arts education.

Will Summer Arts provide transportation for my child?
No. Transportation to and from camp will be provided by parents or guardians of students.

Will Summer Arts provide meals during the camp?
Students should bring their own lunch.

Will students get to select their classes?
Students will work with advisers to pick classes they enjoy. Each student is guaranteed participation in at least one of his or her choices.