BENEFITING: CREATIVE CAULDRON INC
Creative Cauldron is thrilled to announce the launch a new program in partnership with Homestretch, a local organization offering comprehensive services to homeless families! We will be providing Homestretch youth, grades 7 - 12, the opportunity to participate in an intensive lighting design and technical training workshop where they will learn the fundamentals of design for theatrical and concert lighting. Some graduates of the program will then be hired as part-time lighting technicians during Creative Cauldron’s 2016-17 performance season, and will be connected with the burgeoning DC metro area theater community for future employment opportunities. “Creative Cauldron has always believed in the transformative power of the arts,” says Producing Director Laura Connors Hull, “but in this case it’s not just about the art. The Technical Theater Training Project is an investment in the economic future of our booming industry. It will teach these teens that the arts can be followed as a passion – but also can provide a career path.” The Arts Council of Fairfax County has recently awarded the project a 2 to 1 matching grant of $2,500, leaving Creative Cauldron $5, 000 to raise to fully fund this program. The Hanlon Family Fund at the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia has also awarded the project $2,500. With your help we can match the last $2,500 and provide these at risk youth in our area with training and a career path that they so desperately need!