For Immediate Release
20 June 2014
Contact: Jodi Joseph
Director of Communications
Kidspace at MASS MoCA summer camps
Scholarships available for North Adams Public Schools students
NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS — MASS MoCA’s week-long summer art camps offer fun, sun, and kid-centric projects and activities, from July 28 to August 29. And now they offer even more, with one scholarship available in each of its four camps for a North Adams Public School student. Local parents and guardians of NAPS students are encouraged to enter a lottery to be eligible to win a free spot for their eager camper.
Camps, organized weekly and around different themes, run from 9am to 3pm, Monday through Friday. Melody Makers, held July 28th-August 1st, focuses on daily activities in rhythm- and instrument-making and pop-up jam sessions. Professional musicians from Bang on a Can will visit each day to share their skills and join in on the fun. Story Spinners is held August 4th-8th and emphasizes folktales, fables, costumes, and set design. This week culminates with a big performance. Garden Gnomes and Fairies takes place on August 18th-22nd when campers will explore the outdoors and use a variety of natural materials to create art. This camp includes one off-site day in the woods for a waterfall adventure. During the final program, Art Ninjas 2.0, held August 25th-29th, campers covertly create pop-up exhibitions and secret gardens throughout North Adams and MASS MoCA using shaving cream, art secrets, and ninja fun.
To enter a drawing for your NAPS student, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, your child’s name and age, his/her school, and which camp you would like your child to attend. One scholarship is available for each camp. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2014. Parents must provide lunch and transportation for their child each day. Please check kidspace.massmoca.org for more information or contact Kidspace at (413) 664-4481 x8150 or email@example.com.
Kidspace at MASS MoCA is a child-centered art gallery and hands-on studio that presents exhibitions and educational experiences in collaboration with leading artists. Education at MASS MoCA is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Additional support is provided by the Brownrigg Charitable Trust, the Milton and Dorothy Sarnoff Raymond Foundation, and the Alice Shaver Foundation, all in memory of Sandy and Lynn Laitman; John Hancock; the Amelia Peabody Charitable Foundation; the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation; Holly Swett; the Massachusetts Cultural Council; the Bessie Pappas Charitable Foundation; the Xeric Foundation; the Berkshire Bank Foundation – Legacy Region; Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation; the Gateway Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation; and an anonymous donor.
About MASS MoCA
MASS MoCA is one of the world’s liveliest (and largest) centers for making and enjoying today’s most important art, music, dance, theater, film, and video. Hundreds of works of visual and performing art have been created on its 19th-century factory campus during fabrication and rehearsal residencies, making MASS MoCA among the most productive sites in the country for the creation and presentation of new art. More platform than box, MASS MoCA strives to bring to its audiences art experiences that are fresh, engaging, and transformative.
From June 21 through September 1, 2014, MASS MoCA’s galleries are open 10am to 6pm every day, Sundays through Wednesdays, with extended evening hours to 7pm on Thursdays through Saturdays, when performing arts events are often featured. In non-summer months, MASS MoCA’s galleries are open 11am to 5pm every day except Tuesdays. The Hall Art Foundation’s Anselm Kiefer exhibition is open seasonally, spring – fall. As of June 21, 2014, gallery admission is $18 for adults, $16 for veterans and seniors, $12 for students, $6 for children 6 to 16, and free for children 5 and under. Members are admitted free year-round. For additional information, call 413.662.2111 x1 or visit massmoca.org.