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The Brandon House Cultural & Performing Arts Center is a nonprofit, tax-exempt creative arts organization that promotes a variety of performing and creative arts activities to make those performances accessible to diverse audiences through music, drama, plays, open mics, poetry slams, dance, comedy, arts education and commissioned art work. The mission of Brandon House is transforming lives through creative and performing arts and to transform skills and talents into an economic asset. Below are the various programs that we offer. If interested in enrolling yourself or your child(ren) into our program(s), please complete the  Brandon House Enrollment Form. 


DreamStarters Program

Funded in part by City of Little Rock Department of Community Programs, DreamStarters is a creative arts-based program designed to expose students to arts-infused learning experiences as a way to improve in writing, reading comprehension, verbal expression, science and math.  Activities in DreamStarters include Talent/Fashion Shows, Music Production Projects, Stage Plays, Literary Arts Competition, Arts-Based Field Trips, Hispanic/Black History Events, and much more.This program is offered to elementary and middle school students ages 6-11 who reside in Midtown Little Rock area (Zip Codes: 72202, 72204, 72205, 72206). 

Operation Hours:

  • During School Year, Monday – Friday 3:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Summer Months Monday  – Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm

Arts Over Tobacco

Arts Over Tobacco 

is a tobacco prevention program funded by the Minority Initiative Sub-Recipient Grant Office (MISRGO) at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) in an effort to provide youth and young adults with alternatives to tobacco use and unhealthy behaviors.  Brandon House’s charge with Arts Over Tobacco is to share opportunities, resources, and support with youth and young adults to overcome any pressures or desires to use tobacco and other drugs and to encourage them to participate in creative and performing arts activities as alternatives. Arts Over Tobacco will train youth and young adults to produce multimedia messages by creating music videos, songs, and drama skits that raise awareness about the issues of tobacco use in underrepresented communities. Brandon House also conducts panel discussions, educational presentations, and roundtable activities to educate and mobilize minority communities across 7 Arkansas counties [Faulkner, Garland, Hot Spring, Lonoke, Pulaski, Saline and White] about the harmful effects of tobacco, ways to quit smoking, how to eliminate second and third-hand smoke exposure, and strategies to address disparities in minority communities.  

 

Through these efforts, we hope to build the Brandon House Street Team to be a coalition of young people who would take the reins in representing the next generation to end smoking. We work closely with Project Prevent Youth Coalition to meet this goal.  If you are interested in performing with the Brandon House Street Team for your community event, organization, or school, please send an email to artsovertobacco@brandonhousearts.org.

 

For more resources around Tobacco Prevention, visit the Arts Over Tobacco page


W.E. Vibe

W.E. Vibe is weekend programming designed to engage students in performing arts opportunities that include choreography, dance, and drill team. W.E. Vibe is home to the Brandon House Street Team and provides a time for students of all ages to practice and prepare for upcoming community performances. W.E. Vibe is funded in part by individual donations, in-kind contributions, and sponsorships. 

Operation Hours:

Bi Weekly on Saturdays (Check Calendar) 1:00pm - 4:00pm


Write It Right

Write it Right is a language arts program that offers weekly sessions facilitated by trained reading/writing specialists. The program combines high quality literacy development instruction in reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing with enriching learning experiences.  The Write it Right Program targets low-performing students who are at, near, or below grade level reading and writing.  The program uses resources from the Reading for Success Program offered by Reading is Fundamental to motivate and encourage students to read.  Using the innovative and engaging Write Brain Books Curricula, sessions are designed to engage students in using their imagination through fun, innovative, and inspiring creative writing activities that will lead to publishing their own softback or hardback books.  This program has been funded in part by the Arkansas Community Foundation and through partnerships with AR Kids Read and Stephens Elementary School.


September 2020

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