We believe that prejudice is bred by ignorance. By offering
students knowledge of other cultures through their art forms,
we establish possibilities for greater acceptance, thus
furthering our mission of creating positive, unified communities
of self-expressed beings for future generations. Our interest
is not to accomplish goals of art for arts sake but to address
negative social issues like fear, violence, greed, etc.,
plaguing our society.
Inherent in the traditions of many cultures are potent
tribal and communal elements, which strongly influence and
inspire audiences to explore the essential importance of
societal creativity. Utilizing these elements in outreach
programming, we provide opportunities for participants to
incorporate these traditions into their own continually
evolving creative process, enhancing the quality of life
and creating united, vibrant and culturally aware communities.
We present significant, interactive cultural exchange opportunities
in flexible formats to meet the specific needs of each schools
curriculum, offering several options, designed to provide
informative and inspirational tools for learning.
To ensure that our rich and broad educational experiences
reach all sectors of the community regardless of budgetary
restrictions, SAS offers help in locating resources, grant
writing and organizing creative collaborations. One of the
most critical and effective means of assisting underserved
school is through public sponsorship. Because of our 501(c)(3),
non-profit status, all contributions are 100% tax deductible.
If you would like to become part of this important work,
through contributions or sponsorship of individual schools,
artists or performances, please visit "contributions"
section of our website.
Each presentation reflects the specialization of the artists
or scholars and accommodate pre-school to college ages.
Availability of options 1 through 3 are dependent on visiting
artist projects. Options 4 and 5 are ongoing presentations.
Examples of the types of options are:
1) Instruction in Music/Dance/Singing/Poetry/Movement
(of focus culture): A cultural learning experience in self-expression,
through various offered specialized art forms. The class
incorporates instruction in any one or combination of art
disciplines with history of the focus culture.
2) Lecture Demonstration: This informative
presentation is a lesson in the evolution of art forms
of the focus culture with demonstrations by the artists.
Students are invited to participate and are encouraged
to find similarities between themselves and the focus
3) Performance (for groups of any size) Dynamic
and colorful presentations by the visiting performing
artists incorporate explanations of the featured cultural
traditions and explore the influences of their root
cultures. These informative and entertaining presentations
are guaranteed to delight, educate and inspire all