Education and Engagement


Steven A. Hoffman Executive Director From January thru May, 2018, the Norton Center, along with other Centre College and community partners will present a series of programs that address difficult humanitarian issues that are at the forefront of most, if not all, of our daily conversations and lives. Within the series, EXPLORING CONFLICT: AN ARTISTIC [...]

By |2018-01-22T20:04:44-05:00January 15th, 2018|A Closer Look, Education and Engagement, Program Notes|

Kyogen Today

At its essence, Kyogen is both comedic and satirical in nature. It pokes fun at the wealthy and powerful in feudal Japan. At the same time, it gets at the heart of what makes people tick and acknowledges, even relishes, our follies and foolishness. For the past six centuries, Kyogen playwrights and actors have shown [...]

By |2017-06-01T14:47:18-04:00January 19th, 2015|A Closer Look, Education and Engagement|

Get a Real Job: Arts Education IS Working in the Real World

American’s for the Arts, a national arts service organization, recently published the following facts around arts education… A student who has taken an arts education class at least once a school year is: • 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement • 3 times more likely to be elected to class office [...]

By |2017-06-02T18:08:20-04:00October 16th, 2013|Education and Engagement|

community pARTner: The Danville-Boyle County Humane Society

The DBCHS is YOUR Humane Society The Mission of the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society (DBCHS) is to promote the humane treatment of companion animals through sheltering, adoptions, community education, and spay/neuter programs. We are a stand-alone, local non-profit entity.  We do not receive funding from national animal organizations and are dependent upon individuals and businesses [...]

By |2017-06-02T18:10:05-04:00October 7th, 2013|A Closer Look, Education and Engagement|

Education Spotlight Story: The Impact of Arts Collaboration

Each season, the Norton Center for the Arts has the opportunity to collaborate with professional guest artists. This past March (2011), we worked with performers from the Diavolo Dance Company and local educators to teach a workshop at the Kentucky School for the Deaf.  Following the hands-on workshop, a teacher from KSD who participated with [...]

By |2017-06-02T19:35:38-04:00January 20th, 2013|Education and Engagement|

Arts Education News Round-Up!

Bringing you the latest news and information on arts-education from around the web! 1. The Top Ten Skills Children Learn from the Arts *** 2. Public Schools to Become Creativity Engines in 2013 *** 3. How Vincent van Gogh Can Help You Teach to the Common Core Standards *** 4. Young singers gain confidence, skills [...]

By |2017-06-02T19:34:55-04:00January 19th, 2013|Education and Engagement|

Access to the Norton Center for K-12 students just got one step easier!

Kentucky public and private schools, grades pre-K through 12, may now apply for a Kentucky Arts Council TranspARTation Grant to help subsidize transportation costs when attending Norton Center student matinees. Much of the feedback we have received from teachers interested in bringing their students to Norton Center K-12 Programs, centers around the cost of transportation.   [...]

By |2017-06-05T13:10:12-04:00January 17th, 2013|Education and Engagement|

Norton Center to be awarded three grants for performances in the 2012-2013 Season!

Two awards from South Arts and one from the New England Foundation for the Arts will help to underwrite Norton Center programming in 2013. The Norton Center is pleased to announce three recent grant awards, which will support performances, student activities, and life-long learning programs during the upcoming season: - The New England Foundation for [...]

By |2017-06-05T13:14:31-04:00July 31st, 2012|Education and Engagement|