Saturday, March 8, 2014

Saturday Special - Coming Soon Discover A.C.T. (Arts and Culture for Teens) Day

What: A.C.T.  (Arts and Culture for Teens) Day

Where: University of the Arts
             Hamilton Building
             320 South Broad Street
             Philadelphia, PA

Who: Teenagers

Discover A.C.T. Day is a FREE resource fair of arts & culture opportunities just for teens. Representatives from after-school programs, classes, summer camps, and more can help teenagers and their families discover opportunities to stir passion and leave a creative mark.  Each organization will have information about their teen programming, plus fun projects to participate in during the event.  Some organizations will even offer exclusive discounts for teens who visit their table on Discover A.C.T. Day. Some participants include:  1812 Productions, The Arden Theatre, ArtWell, Asian Arts Initiative, Girls Rock Philly, The Handwork Studio, Mighty Writers, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Rock to the Future, and the Walnut Street Theatre.  

In addition to learning about arts and culture throughout Philadelphia, Discover A.C.T. Day is also an opportunity for Philadelphia teens to sign up for a STAMP Pass (if they don’t have one already) and enter to win FREE tuition for a class during the next semester of UArts Saturday School.  STAMP (Students at Museums in Philly) is a program of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, in partnership with 12 museums and attractions and a group of generous sponsors and community organizations.  The STAMP pass is FREE and available to any Philadelphia teen between the ages of 14 and 19 and is valid for one year of FREE admission to a selection of the city’s top museums and attractions: African American Museum in Philadelphia, Barnes Foundation, Eastern State Penitentiary, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Mutter Museum, National Constitution Center, National Museum of American Jewish History, Penn Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Zoological Society of Philadelphia.
  
To register for Discover A.C.T. Day go to discoveractday.eventbrite.com. Registration in advance is not required. However, Teens who  do register online by March 13 will be entered to win a bonus prize.

For more information on Discover  A.C.T. Day and the STAMP Program go to http://phillystamppass.org/.

Tune in Monday for another Talking Topic.
 
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