Arts and Culture Destinations
Below is a list of Arts and Culture Destinations in the state of Michigan. This list is to be used as a reference. If you are an arts and culture organization that can welcome school groups and are interested in being included in the database, CLICK HERE for the application.
Dance, Instrumental Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Vocal Music
Interlochen Center for the ArtsInterlochen Grand Traverse
Interlochen was founded in 1928 and is located in beautiful northwest lower Michigan. Each year, thousands of artists and arts patrons come to Interlochen to experience world-class educational and cultural opportunities. Students study music, theatre, visual arts, film, creative writing and dance, guided by an outstanding faculty and guest artists, and inspired by the scenic beauty of our campus.
Ironwood TheatreIron Wood Gogebic
The Ironwood Theatre was incorporated in 1988 as an independent, non-profit cultural organization when the building was first leased from the City of Ironwood. The organization assumes all operating costs, maintenance and repairs of the facility. In the absence of local tax support, all operations are funded by membership donations, ticket sales, rental fees, several annual special-event fund raisers, grants from government agencies, along with corporate and private foundations. Area business support in the form of Playbill advertising and program sponsorship provides a key piece of the theatre's financial picture. The Ironwood Theatre is a volunteer based organization with an 11 member Board of Directors, one full-time and one part-time staff, 15 regular volunteer staff members and more than 100 individual event staff members, all of whom donate their time and skills because they believe in, and love the theatre.
Dance, Theatre, Visual Arts
Jackson School of the ArtsJackson Jackson
Jackson School of the Arts is a non-profit after school program that provides instruction in art, theater and dance.The programs run from 8-32 weeks, but also offered is a large selection of one time events in all areas.
Jackson Symphony OrchestraJackson Jackson
The Jackson Symphony Orchestra has a rich and vibrant history serving the Jackson area since 1949. Our mission is to add value, joy and enrichment to the lives of all Jackson area residents through music. The Jackson Symphony strives to impact the lives of everyone in the community either directly through performances and education programs or indirectly by offering positive programs and arts support in collaboration with community agencies, educators and other arts organizations.
John Ball Zoo SocietyGrand Rapids Kent
The 30-45 minute Wild Encounter Classes are designed to teach students about one of our core education topics through a hands-on animal encounter in a classroom setting.In addition, Wild Encounters Guided Tours give students the opportunity to learn about the animals in the zoo from our trained docents. These 60-75 minute tours are designed to teach students about one of the science topics and can be added to a class or taken on their own.
Kalamazoo Civic TheatreKalamazoo Kalamazoo
Our Academy of Theatre Arts has been created to provide educational opportunities for all students between the ages of 3 and 103. Throughout the year, we offer classes, workshops and camps that will challenge and encourage students to take risks as they explore limitless possibilities in their own creative process. Participants come together to create, share and develop skills that they'll use both onstage and off.
Whether you want to speak the words of Shakespeare trippingly off the tongue, refresh for your next audition, learn new makeup techniques or strengthen your voice just because you want to do so-we have an opportunity for you!
Kalamazoo Institute of ArtsKalamazoo Kalamazoo
The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts offers engaging and interactive tours of its excellent collection of American paintings and sculpture, works on paper, photography, Asian Art, Pre-Columbian, Oceanic and African objects as well as outstanding temporary exhibitions. Schools can choose docent-led tours, self-guided visits or tours with an accompanying art project.
Kalamazoo Symphony OrchestraKalamazoo Kalamazoo
KSO youth concerts are a one hour, interactive concert experience with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. Each year KSO has a focus on a different educational theme, and build the repertoire and lessons to support this theme (for example, meter, writing music, etc.) A concert might include acting/narration, dance, and visual art in collaboration with musical performance by the KSO. Students participate by singing, clapping, and using hand/feet movement. Students also get the opportunity to see fellow students’ musical achievements on stage, by listening to the winners of our Youth Soloist competition, and Youth Composer competition.