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Unity Performing Arts to open Arts Institute at Ivy Tech

News-Sentinel staff report

Wednesday, February 08, 2017 2:56 PM
Unity Performing Arts Foundation Inc. announced Wednesday that it is expanding its youth outreach programs in 2017 and is set to launch its youth development and leadership program in a partnership with Ivy Tech Community College Northeast.Unity will lease space at Ivy Tech’s campus on North Anthony Boulevard for its new United Arts Institute, as well as provide practice and storage space for its Voices of Unity youth choir. The new programming will include various forms of artistic programming and training, including vocal, instrumental, dance and acting lessons as well as writing and speech classes.Youth character building programs along with college and career prep classes will also be offered.

“The capital campaign began with a mission to create a new partnership with an educational institution in Fort Wayne, Ivy Tech Community College Northeast,” said Unity Performing Arts Founder and CEO Marshall White. “Unity’s space at Ivy Tech Northeast will be independent, and we are excited about the possibilities that can be realized.” The partnership will allow Unity to expand its youth development programs and increase its presence in various artistic arenas. “The Voices of Unity choir provides an opportunity to see what happens when character, dedication and determination come together with a desire for excellence,” said Ivy Tech Northeast Chancellor Jerrilee Mosier. “These are traits and experiences that will serve these young people for the rest of their lives.”

Click HERE to view the Unity Capital Campaign Booklet PDF.

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