ALASKA ARTS SOUTHEAST INC

Rating: 4.89 stars   18 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: PO Box 3086 Sitka AK 99835 USA

Mission: To provide Alaska youth with the opportunity to develop personal artistic interests and skills in an intensive artistic experience through stimulating, high quality, professional instruction in visual arts, music, dance, theater, writing and Alaska Native Arts
Results: In February 2011, we were given the Sheldon Jackson Campus, a campus whose doors had been shut in 2007. This year we spent more than 15,000 volunteer hours and raised over $250,000 to begin revitalizing the 20 buildings and 20 acres. Our dream is to make a campus thriving in the arts, sciences and culture of Sitka.
Target demographics: Students, from kindergarten through 12th grade, from Alaska and throughout the country.
Direct beneficiaries per year: almost 600 students
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 23-7240278
907-747-3085
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Rating: 4 stars  

We became connected to SFAC through one of the teachers at the camp. When my daughter decided to go, it became a family commitment. The arts are being brought to the world, not just Sitka through this experience. The teachers are top rated, provide a great atmosphere and teach challenging lessons. It has been a great experience and the setting is beautiful. Even more so with the addition of the Sheldon Jackson campus. It is wonderful to see the commitment of all to the improvement of the campus, SFAC and the communtiy.

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My daughter attended camp and learned from the great teachers.

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Spread the word that this isn't just about Alaska and their students, we came from Idaho to attend.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is one of the most exciting, interesting and valuable organizations I've come across. Taking an open and nurturing attitude towards education of young people from not only Southeast Alaska, or even just Alaska, but across the country, the Fine Arts Camp run by Alaska Arts Southeast gave my children memorable experiences that increased their understanding, appreciation and abilities from grades 7-12. My son is looking forward to returning in a year or two as a counselor, adviser, or maybe just volunteer.
If I lived in Sitka, I'd be reporting to volunteer duty on the newest project of Alaska Arts Southeast--the renovation and rejuvenation of the historic Sheldon Jackson College campus, for use by the Fine Arts Camp and other arts and education groups who may want to help support and use the campus outside of the camp's needs.
Current director, Roger Schmidt has ushered the camp into exciting new directions with the backing of a strong and remarkable board.
Every penny is well-spent and Alaska Arts Southeast seems to be able to increase each penny a hundred-fold to take the organization in captivating and wonderful new directions.

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Attending performances and exhibits created by students and faculty alike, that were inspired and inspiring and completely honest expressions.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

move to Sitka and volunteer

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