In a partnership with schools and teachers throughout West Michigan, ACT brings the wonder of art and creativity to thousands of students.
About Youth Programs
Open to children in early childhood programs, K-12, and in transition programs.
Offered to special education classrooms, inclusion programs, and/or classrooms looking for an inclusion opportunity.
Offered at the ACT Studio or on location, depending on the program.
All youth programs are taught by professional
Questions? Contact our Program Coordinator.
Register for Programs
Stay tuned for fall program offerings!
More Youth Programs
You may opt to apply for one or all of these programs. To apply you MUST attend one of the mandatory orientation meetings listed below.
Attendance at one of these meetings is required each year, regardless of whether or not you have attended an orientation in past years. At this orientation, you will learn more about each of these programs, and be given applications to apply. You do need to sign up for the Zoom meetings, but for the face-to-face meetings, no need to sign up -- just show up!
Register for a Residency, Workshop or Festival Week
Monday, January 25
4pm-4:45pm at ACT (face-to-face)
Wednesday, January 27
5pm-5:45pm at ACT (face-to-face)
Thursday, January 28
Email to sign up for ZOOM meetings
and you will receive a link to join the meeting.
Face-to-face meetings are all drop in style within the hour,
however we do try to get started right away with a brief overview of the program
and what to expect/how to apply, so try to arrive at the beginning of the meeting if you can.
The ACT Studio is currently closed to the general public and all programs have adapted to virtual or small group models due to COVID precautions. For more info, click here.
Attend an orientation meeting and receive a
Residency, Workshop and/or Festival Week application
Submit your Residency, Workshop and/or Festival Week application
by Friday February 12
ACT reviews Residency, Workshop and Festival Week applications
ACT grants Residency, Workshop and Festival Week applications. You will receive an email response letter from ACT about your application(s). If your application(s) are accepted, you are provided with information about setting up your Residency, Workshop and/or participating in virtual Festival Week
Your classroom participates in virtual Festival Week May 3-6, 2021.
Your Residency and/or Workshop is completed by May 31, 2021
2021 Orientation Schedule