CHANGE Program

CHANGE: Communities Harnessing the Arts to Nurture and Grow Equity

The Bluest Eye by Lydia Diamond. Photo credit: Tom Hall.

The CHANGE Program seeks to promote diversity within the arts and provide greater access to artistic expression by engaging artists of color: exploring community interests and barriers to access and participation; cultivating an appreciation for the arts through education and training; and convening dialogue on social issues through creative, artistic expression.

  • Acting Class: This 8-10 week course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of acting to adult actors of color and strengthen the skills of more experienced actors.
  • Playwriting Class: This 8-10 week course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of playwriting to aspiring writers: equipping you with the tools to create rich characters, explore your own history and develop stories that are relevant, inspirational and reflective of your own unique voice.

    Seven Guitars by August Wilson. Photo credit: Tom Hall.
  • Acting Social Workshops: A series of workshops that combines the arts with social discourse. Each workshop will provided a space to convene dialogue on social, cultural and economic issues challenging our community through creative, artistic expression and build bridges of communication and understanding between diverse communities.

For more information about the CHANGE program or to receive updates about the next class, please fill out the form below.

CHANGE Program Inquires

  • Contains some adult material.

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Southwest Florida Community Foundation.

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