Our spring newsletter is out and we have so many events coming up! This information on upcoming events will help to highlight how you can continue to engage and help Quad City Arts have a greater impact our community. But it leaves out some important details about the incredible projects we are working on.
Really, all of this is to say, we are already working on another exciting year at Quad City Arts! Thank you for your continued support of the arts and our creative community.
Keep reading to find all the cool festivals, gallery exhibits and events happening in the upcoming months!
The roster for Quad City Arts’ 2022-2023 Visiting Artist Series is set, and we are ready to begin taking scheduling requests!
Teachers and principals of all Quad City Area schools are invited to schedule an outreach visit from a professional performing artist during the upcoming school year through the Visiting Artist Series.
Schools can sign up for activities with our artists in residence ranging from all-school performances to hands-on workshops and performance opportunities.
Experiences in past seasons have included drama workshops for high school students with an East Coast theatre ensemble, a technique discussion for junior high band students from a Toronto, Canada, jazz ensemble, a side-by-side concert performance with a Texas string quartet, and hip-hop dance presentations on history and technique for elementary students— all arts experiences that students would otherwise not have access to.
School staff from public and private schools can schedule residency engagements for this fall and next spring by visiting quadcityarts.com/vas-scheduling. Visiting artist engagements are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. The form found at the link is a request form for one or more engagements. You will receive a confirmation email once your request has been submitted.
The series serves students and community members in Clinton, Scott, and Muscatine Counties in Iowa, and Henry, Rock Island, and Mercer Counties in Illinois.
For more information about the Visiting Artist Series program, visit quadcityarts.com/vas. If you have any issues or questions regarding this form or the scheduling process, please let me know. We look forward to sharing the outstanding performing artists scheduled for next season with Quad City area students!
Quad City Arts will begin hosting artists in residence for the 2022-2023 Visiting Artist Series this September. Residencies will continue through May 2023 and will focus on presenting outreach engagements in schools and community sites in and around the Quad Cities.
The roster of professional performing artists is as follows: