Summer Institute is a leadership development program that trains teenagers to use their passion for the arts to promote social justice and equity. Across the Twin Cities, our students are positively impacting their communities by standing up, speaking out, and moving those who listen with the power of performance.
Dedicate this summer to nurturing your growth, your creativity, and your courage. Work alongside professional artists and like-minded teens who strive to eliminate racism, violence, and intolerance one performance at a time. Join us to explore art for social change and discover your power to make the world a more just and humane place.
NEW STUDENT APPLICATION DEADLINE JUNE 3, 2019
For questions or more information please contact Whitney Blount Smith at 651.288.7787 or email@example.com.
Summer Institute is made possible in part through the generous support of the following: Baker Foundation, Best Buy Foundation, Kristin Arneson Cutler and Clint Cutler, The Estate of Melanie Haddox, Otto Bremer Trust, Surdna Foundation, Xcel Energy Foundation.
SUPPORT THE ART YOU LOVE!
For over four decades Penumbra Theatre has been a beacon welcoming everyone in our community to open their hearts and minds to be nourished by the unique power of theatre. Stand with us to sustain the art you love and grow its impact.
$50 Can give a week of healthy meals to one activist artist-in-training.
$100 Can underwrite two tickets to a performance so that price is never a barrier to great art.
$250 Can provide access for one person to attend every single event this season.
$500 Can subsidize Summer Institute tuition costs for one teen
A donation in any amount helps to sustain our company and grow our impact in the community. Donate online or by calling 651.224.3180 today.
“Summer Institute gave me a purpose as a woman and person of color to share my personal experience without oppression and judgement.”
—Rahila Coats, Summer Institute Alumna