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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Due to restrictions surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), many Act One Field Trips have been cancelled for the 2019-20 school year. Culture Passes are being paused beginning March 16 and will resume when libraries and arts partners return to normal operations. Arts are an essential part of healthy communities, and we encourage you to like us on Facebook and Instragram for artful at-home options.Donate Now
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Field Trips for Title 1 Schools
We believe that every child should have educational opportunities that include professional arts experiences. By providing field trips for students from Title 1 schools, Act One opens a world for students from low-income families. We’ve currently booked more than 50,000 students and chaperones on arts field trips for the 2019-20 school year.Field Trips
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Anyone with a library card can access the arts for FREE with the Act One Culture Pass. Visit a participating library and choose your destination.Culture Pass
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Your support opens the world to under-served students through live arts experiences.
HAVE ATTENDED ACT ONE FIELD TRIPS
Since we were founded in 2011 through the 2018-19 school year, Act One has brought more than 200,000 students and their chaperones from Title 1 schools on educational arts field trips.
People can experience the arts for free
Available in 64 Arizona libraries, the Culture Pass makes free passes available for more than half-a-million residents of Maricopa, Pima, Pinal and Yavapai counties.
“That child [on an Act One field trip] sitting in the audience, experiencing something for the first time. Imagine what’s happening. They see a color, they see a movement, they hear a note. They hear a story that is new to them. That opens them up. That pushes at their imagination. That flexes that muscle of openness. It’s a muscle that they can nurture their whole lives.”
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