International City Theatre’s arts education programming is the grateful recipient of $34,200 in grant monies from the California Arts Council, with an $18,000 Artists in School award earmarked for ICT’s Performing Arts Classroom Teaching program (PACT) and $16,200 in Youth Arts Action funds designated for the company’s Summer Youth Conservatory.
ICT’s PACT program sends artist-educators into Long Beach elementary schools to provide performing arts education and foster an early appreciation for the arts. In this 3-week program, ICT provides study guides and technical knowledge in combination with hands-on learning and theater exercises to enhance creativity and increase literacy and language skills. Students have the opportunity to act, write a play and perform with their classmates, boosting confidence and self-esteem. On average, ICT makes 480 classroom visits