Programming is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.
The Class Acts Series enriches the intellectual, social and cultural vitality of K-12 students who reside in Tuscarawas and neighboring counties. These programs increase the exposure to subjects in the arts, sciences, health, music, and theatre. The series provides structured, intentional and experiential learning opportunities that complement and reinforce state-mandated K-12 curricula, develops academic potential, and contributes to intellectual growth and character development. The Class Acts programming directly supports the mission of the Performing Arts Center by providing low-cost opportunities for local students to experience the arts and by contributing to the region intellectually.
The student ticket price is $1 in the hope that cost will not be a barrier to attendance. Our objective is to provide low-cost world-class arts to children, and a meaningful and responsible opportunity for schools to expand their educational offerings while watching their bottom lines.
Class Acts Facts
Since 2011, the Performing Arts Center has welcomed:
- 39,4281 Students
- 20 School Districts Represented
- 35 Different School Buildings
- 5 Counties Served
"I don't think people realize what an impact a program like this can have on Appalachian students who rarely get an opportunity to appreciate cultural arts. It is highly unlikely that even 1/10 of the students would have been able to attend something like this if not for the Class Act Series." – Pam Schram, Guidance Counselor, Claymont Schools