"AIR is like a second family, everyone supports everyone and I am able to be myself without fear of judgement."
AIR offers several visual and performance arts options throughout the year so that each teen can discover her own unique talents and abilities as she explores her artist within.
AIR staff, professional artists, and mentors work with teens on developing their artistic abilities so that they may grow in confidence and learn to thrive as young women. Additionally, the relationships that teens build with one another keep AIR teens coming back, program after program.
As always, programs are free of costs to participants and their families, and transportation from schools to program sites can often be arranged. For more information please call (603) 433-4278 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application period for SummerWorks 2014 is now closed.
Please note that all accepted teens and teens on waitling lists must attend one of the following summer orientation dates in order to participate.
Thursday June 26, 6-8pm Community Church of Durham
Saturday June 28, 9am-11am Garrison Players Arts Center
Please complete your application and send it to us in one of the following ways. Thank you!
APPLICATIONS CAN BE:
MAILED TO: Arts In Reach, PO Box 236, Portsmouth NH, 03802
FAXED TO: 603-505-8663
EMAILED TO: email@example.com
Please call the AIR office at 603-433-4278, or email our program director, Becca at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Summer 2013 Program
Project ArtVenture is a three week long program- please choose the session that is best for you!
Project ArtVenture was a brand new AIR program launched in the summer of summer 2013 and designed to help uplift, empower and inspire teenage girls!
During Project artVenture teens traveled to different locations throughout the Seacoast (and beyond!) to create and/or experience art in various settings under the guidance of local artists.
FALL ON AIR 2013
Our fall programs offers over 30 placement opportunities to young women. Three programs, each with a different concentration in theater or dance, begin in October and run for eight weeks into December. The Fall on AIR programs culminate in one combined showcase that is presented to family, friends, and the community in December. The winter showcase publicly recognizes and applauds the young women’s talents, growth and accomplishments made during the semester. Fall on AIR will continue to explore our 2013 thematic platform, The Creative Woman.
Theatre On AIR 2013:
October 8 December 15 , Wednesdays & Fridays, 4:00-6:00 pm, Portsmouth NH
Participants explore several performance genres such as improv, musical theatre, performance art and storytelling. The program provides a creative, supportive environment that encourages girls to develop their individual writing and performance skills. Through engaging theatre activities and a collaborative scriptwriting process, each girl’s idea, voice, and vision is incorporated into the final production. Exploration of physical expression, vocal strength, and character development are integrated into the curriculum. Whether you see yourself on Broadway in the future, or would just enjoy being part of a fun, supportive drama club, give Theatre on AIR a try! Program is open to 15 participants ages 13-18
Dance On AIR 2013:
October 9-December 15, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00-6:00 pm, Rollinsford NH
Beginner and intermediate dancers explore several dance styles such as hip hop, musical theatre, jazz, lyrical, and creative movement. Dance instructors work with participants to choreograph original routines, and the girls are encouraged to reach beyond their perceived limitations to discover their creative potential. Journaling sessions and themed discussions on health and body provide opportunities to reflect on contemporary teen issues. Expressive movement, self-exploration, and healthy risk-taking are integrated into the dance curriculum. Program is open to 15 participants, ages 13-18.
Winter & Spring Programs
Our winter and spring programming offers a minimum of 50 placement opportunities for local teenage girls. During the winter and spring months, AIR offers two vacation programs and one after school program. In each program AIR combines group mentoring with artistic activities creating an environment where teens learn to utilize the arts as a way to express themselves and work through challenges. Teaching artists and adult mentors help build confidence, self-esteem, and healthy social skills in teens while working on group performances and art projects. This winter and spring, we explore the thematic platform, Woman:Revealed.
THE PHENOMENAL WOMAN PROJECT:
Jan. 8- Feb. 14, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4-6pm
The Phenomenal Woman Project is back for its third year! This unique program utilizes visual art, and meet-and-greets with creative female professionals to help empower AIR teens as they set positive goals for their future. This year we are pleased to partner with strong female Artists of the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery of the NH Art Association, Portsmouth NH. While exploring our 2012-2013 Woman: Revealed theme, participants in the Phenomenal Woman Project will learn to develop their voice and explore their authentic selves. Teens will engage in group discussions and grow alongside AIR staff and local female mentors. The program will culminate in an art installation at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery during the month of March. This program will take place in Portsmouth is open to 16 participants ages 13-18.
AIR DIVAS AT THE MIC:
February 24th- February 28th, 2014 Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
One of our two vacation programs, AIR DIVAS AT THE MIC focuses on music, singing, style and performance. This week long intensive program is open to beginner and intermediate singers who are looking for an opportunity to grow in confidence and build their performance skills. Teens work together in a warm, supportive environment with former Broadway performer, Susan Lamontagne, to prepare various pieces of contemporary and Broadway music showcased in a final performance. The program culminates on the final Friday in an original showcase that celebrates each teen’s newly discovered talents and abilities. If you’ve set your sights on Broadway, plan to audition for local gigs, or if you just love to sing you heart out, AIR DIVAS AT THE MIC is for you! This program will take place at the Garrison Playhouse in Rollinsford, NH and is open to 18 participants, ages 13-18.
AIR DIVAS ON THE STAGE:
April 21-April 25 2014, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
One of our two vacation programs, AIR DIVAS ON STAGE provides AIR teens a chance to create an original show in just five days as they channel their skills in writing, dancing, and acting. Led by AIR programs director, Shannon Marshall, teens will enjoy all aspects of composing and performing a show for family, friends and community. AIR teens have the opportunity to meet and work with local performance artists as well as with fellow teens who have an interest in the stage or the behind-the-scenes action of theatre. The week-long vacation program culminates on the final Friday in an original showcase that celebrates each teen’s newly honed skills in acting and dancing. Whether you’re new to the stage, or a seasoned performer, AIR DIVAS ON STAGE is a fun and empowering experience for all! Program will take place at the Garrison Playhouse in Rollinsford, NH is open to 18 participants ages 13-18.