Provide arts education to students in San Antonio

A fundraising campaign for ARTS San Antonio

ARTS San Antonio presents masterclasses and student-only audience performances by Ballet Folklórico of Mexico, from Mexico City exclusively for 4,000 students!

Give today and help ARTS San Antonio host two student-only audience performances to Ballet Folklórico of Mexico.

As part of ARTS San Antonio's arts-education initiative, ARTSTEACH, 4,000 San Antonio students will be entertained, enriched and educated by the artistic and cultural vibrancy that an hour-long performance of Ballet Folklorico of Mexico from Mexico City.

Ballet Folkorico of Mexico was funded by Amalia Hernandez in 1952. Your donation will allow students to experience six decades of traditional dances from across Mexico.

Scheduled for Friday, September 28, 2018, this performance at the Lila Cockrell Theatre is at no cost to the students thanks to generous supports like you! In fact, students in our ARTSTEACH programs never pay for any arts education they receive from ARTS San Antonio. This is why your donation is so important!

ARTSTEACH helps ARTS San Antonio break through economic barriers. Many participating students attend Title I schools and have yet to experience live artistic performances in a professional venue by artists of this caliber. By making a donation as low as $25, you can help change their life!

Chances are, your first interaction with any type of performing arts was through your childhood education. Well, ARTS San Antonio wants to share that experience with this growing generation of students. Arts are a vital component to a strong and positive life.

An artistic residency of Ballet Folklorico of Mexico will provide two days of dance master classes for high school students, and two performances exclusively for area middle school and high school students.

Above all, a very generous donor has offered to match each contribution 1:3 up to $10,000!

According to the arts advocacy group, Americans for the Arts, arts education has undeniable benefits:

- Stimulates and develops the imagination and critical thinking, and refines cognitive and creative skills.   

-Has a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child and has proven to help level the "learning field" across socio-economic boundaries.   

- Strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, adding to overall academic achievement and school success.   

-Develops a sense of craftsmanship, quality task performance, and goal-setting-skills needed to  succeed in the classroom and beyond.       

-Teaches children life skills such as developing an informed perception; articulating a vision; learning to solve problems and make decisions; building self-confidence and self-discipline; developing the ability to imagine what might be; and accepting responsibility to complete tasks from start to finish.

-Nurtures important values, including team-building skills; respecting alternative viewpoints; and appreciating and being aware of different cultures and traditions.

Donors who give $50 or more receive a pair of tickets to the public performance on either Friday, September 28 or Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Lila Cockrell Theatre!


About the Organization

ARTS San Antonio’s mission is to entertain, enrich and educate the people of San Antonio and South Texas.

Our beliefs and core values:

We believe that performing arts experiences are integral to the development and well-being of people in all communities.

We aspire to enrich the cultural heritage, elevate the reputation, and magnify the potential of our citizens and community by joining San Antonians with world-class artists.

We seek to inspire our audiences by bringing exceptional and meaningful arts experiences to the people, stages, and classrooms of San Antonio.

We present the highest-quality performing arts and arts education in a manner that represents our values of accessibility, collaboration, diversity, excellence, and financial responsibility.