Commonwealth Theatre Center is raising $9,000 to increase access for young people to be active in the arts by increasing tuition assistance to its nationally acclaimed Walden Theatre Conservatory.

Tuition assistance has been crucial to putting life-changing Conservatory theatre programs within reach of more families from more backgrounds, but demonstrated need still exceeds supply. Funds raised by this project will bridge the financial gap, enabling ~100 students (ages 5-18) to challenge themselves and grow among a vibrant community of engaged, thoughtful, creative young people.

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Students in CTC’s Walden Theatre Conservatory make bold choices, take creative risks, and build valuable 21st Century Skills. These dynamic theatre programs change the course of a students’ lives, and studies show that students with an arts-rich education outperform by every measure those without – including gains in reading & writing, problem solving, and higher levels of empathy and tolerance for others. In addition, theatre encourages active, analytical listening and cooperation skills translatable to any education or career path.

Your support for Conservatory tuition assistance empowers young people to learn, build confidence, and work collaboratively through theatre – laying a groundwork for the next generation to succeed no matter where they’re coming from or where life takes them.

*Matching funds available up to $9,000 on ArtsMatch made possible thanks to the Fund for the Arts, LG&E and KU Foundation, and other donors. The project is only open through June 15!