Smith Center gets 450k grant funding for arts education and outreach

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Drumline Live performs for students on January 20, 2017 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Geri Kodey, Photographer. All Rights Reserved © 2017

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Southern Nevada’s leading performing arts center and a nonprofit organization, announced today it has received a $455,700 grant from Windsong Trust, a private foundation dedicated to youth educational opportunities. 

This grant will fund arts education experiences at The Smith Center for more than 70,000 Southern Nevada students, including student matinees and sensory-friendly performances for audiences on the autism spectrum and with other intellectual and developmental disabilities. Many incorporate educational elements such as math, history, environmentalism and more.

“From day one at The Smith Center, Windsong Trust has provided incredible support to present inspiring shows for thousands of community students, many of whom might not otherwise experience live theater,” Martin said. “Introducing students to the arts not only gives them a chance to learn in a fun and memorable environment, but also creates the next generation of arts lovers, and might even inspire the performers of tomorrow.

The Smith Center welcomes contributions of all sizes from individuals and organizations to make its education and outreach programs possible. For more information about The Smith Center and how to provide support, visit

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