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Providing Access to the Arts for All

Act One’s programs provide arts experiences to those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to access the arts through field trips for students from Title 1 schools and the Act One Culture Pass.

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“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.”

— Dr. Steven Tepper, Dean, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, ASU

Field Trips for Students from Title 1 Schools

For 10 years, Act One has provided field trips to the arts in Metro Phoenix and Tucson to thousands of students from Title 1 schools. Act One purchases the tickets, pays for the buses and provides classroom materials to help teachers prepare students for their field trips.

During these unprecedented times, Act One is actively exploring digital and virtual options to bring to the classroom. Arts and cultural organizations across the state are busy creating new opportunities, in safe platforms, to share with teachers and ensure that the arts remain alive for all children.

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Act One Culture Pass

More than 500,000 can visit an arts or cultural museum or attend a theater or music performance with the Act One Culture Pass, available in 60 Arizona libraries. More than 55 arts partners generously make passes available for FREE to the public, who can check out passes with their library cards.

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