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McCree-Ative Summer Stock Academy

Floyd McCree Theatre

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Enriching Lives Through Arts and Culture
  • Grant Amount $30,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2008–October 31, 2008
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

This grant will support a summer fine arts program for Flint’s inner-city youth. One of the goals of the Floyd McCree Theatre is to instruct African-American youth in the fine arts and provide a venue to display their talent. Despite bold efforts made by several community organizations, including the Flint Youth Theatre, there is still a void in the area of youth-centered urban arts. To address the lack of accessible fine arts education, the Floyd McCree Theatre will offer a pilot summer stock program that will train students in drama, music, and dance for ten weeks this summer. In the fall, the students will perform a classic African-American musical that will showcase their talents for the community.