Arts education en Louisville's Walden Theatre and Blue Apple Players to Merge <p>Louisville’s Walden Theatre and the Blue Apple Players are merging into one nonprofit theater education provider. The boards of directors of both organizations voted Monday to combine the two entities by the end of the year.</p><p>Walden Theatre is an independent conservatory theater program offering hands-on theater training for Louisville-area students. Walden also offers outreach programming that is similar to the work of Blue Apple Players, which produces educational plays in area schools and offers theater education training to elementary school teachers. Both were founded in 1976.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:32:12 +0000 Erin Keane 8903 at Louisville's Walden Theatre and Blue Apple Players to Merge Community Youth Perform in ArtsReach Showcase <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hip hop dancers and Suzuki Method-trained violinists will share the stage Sunday at the Kentucky Center’s </span>ArtsReach<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> showcase. The annual show features community youth arts groups performing in the Kentucky Center’s </span>Bomhard<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, including special guests River City Drum Corps, whose director, Ed White, has a long-standing relationship with </span>ArtsReach<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Wed, 15 May 2013 20:20:31 +0000 Erin Keane 5407 at Community Youth Perform in ArtsReach Showcase Governor's School for the Arts Reinstates New Media Program <p>The <a href="">Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts</a>, which provides free studio arts education to Kentucky high school students, will reinstate its <a href="">new media program</a> for the next fiscal year.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 18:29:24 +0000 Erin Keane 1812 at Actors Theatre Partners with Medical School on High-Flying New Play <p>Every year, Actors Theatre of Louisville commissions a new multi-writer play to showcase its apprentice company during the Humana Festival of New American Plays. A project already forged through collaborative partnerships will take on a larger role within the community this season.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:24:23 +0000 Erin Keane 1719 at Student Matinees Teach and Thrill <p>Over the last ten years, Actors&nbsp;Theatre&nbsp;of Louisville has made educational outreach an institutional priority. The theater's student matinees are a cornerstone of its education program. &nbsp;About 15,000 students, teachers and chaperones attend matinees at Actors&nbsp;Theatre&nbsp;every season.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 19:57:34 +0000 Erin Keane 1702 at Student Matinees Teach and Thrill NEA Study Associates the Arts with Higher Student Achievement <p>The National Endowment for the Arts has released a new report that draws a strong association between arts involvement and academic achievement for at-risk youth.&nbsp;</p><p>In his introduction to the report, NEA chair Rocco&nbsp;Landesman&nbsp;writes:</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 14:42:05 +0000 Erin Keane 643 at