Arizona Republic Season for Sharing Profiles Act One
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Act One took tens of thousands of students to the arts with help of Season for Sharing
Organizers at Phoenix nonprofit Act One believe every child deserves to experience the arts.
The nonprofit provides educational field trips to students at Title 1 schools in low-income communities in Phoenix and Tucson. So far this year, students have watched a live jazz band at The Nash, ballet at Phoenix Symphony Hall and Shakespeare at Mesa Arts Center.
Act One received a $7,500 Season for Sharing grant for its field trip program.
The organization also partners with libraries across the state to provide library cardholders with a Culture Pass. Culture Passes give cardholders an opportunity to experience the arts in Phoenix, Tucson and Sedona.
“In Arizona, schools increasingly do not have funds for educational arts field trips, and this is especially the case for Title 1 schools in low-income communities,” said Juliet Martin, vice president of strategies and programs.