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In the past year, STAA has employed 125 artists through our art camps, adult classes, and free lectures and demonstrations. We also host a monthly figure drawing group for adults.
STAA supplements existing programming in public and private schools through holiday and summer art camps. Our partnership with the City of Mandeville provides art education at the Mandeville Trailhead-art classes for teens who wish to further their interests in drawing and painting-while we host three week-long sessions for kids and one week of young artists studio at the Art House in Covington each June. We host a five-day Summer Theatre Camp for children 6-16 with a performance at Mandeville Junior High School. The camp is produced and directed by Talented Theatre evaluator and actor/director Frank Levy, with support from choreographer Careé Angelle Llewelyn. Approximately 5 to 10 need-based scholarships for these summer camps are provided each year.
We also provide meeting space for other groups, such as the adjunct St. Tammany Photographic Society and the St. Tammany Life Drawing Group, whose works we have presented in small group exhibitions. We have an ongoing arts outreach partnership with The Blue Stand, operated by Sr. Theresa Belin, to which we provide art and instruction and supplies once a month.
We rely on a pool of 133 volunteers and contract help to accomplish our goals. STAA provides volunteer opportunities for students whose schools require community service hours, and for youth assigned service hours by the 22nd Judicial Court. We partner with municipal offices and nonprofits to boost our pool of students, members and volunteers.
We help build careers in arts by employing culture workers of Greater New Orleans, including the visual and performing artists, writers and arts educators that make up the state’s second largest economic sector. According to Americans for the Arts’ economic prosperity study, STAA generates an economic impact of $584,120 annually for St. Tammany Parish. Expenditures made by us and our audiences gives $56,289 to local and state government in the form of license fees and taxes. We present programming that engages underserved populations by partnering with organizations who also seek to reach them.
STAA is a member of the Covington Business Association and Louisiana Partnership for the Arts.