Check out this afterschool arts program in Ohio, called the Greater Columbus Arts Council, that coordinated a flashmob dance at their local library. We love seeing communities collaborating to raise awareness about how important afterschool programs are.
And here is the description of the what inspired the event and programs that helped make it happen:
The flashmob project was born of past collaborations with the Columbus Metropolitan Library, and the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC). The central themes were the celebration of Columbus’ wonderful libraries as community spaces, community partnerships, and the sharing of joy and experience among different generations.
Art in the House & TRANSIT ARTS
The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) produces the Art in the House program, and partners with the TRANSIT ARTS program and the Columbus Federation of Settlements, sharing funding, human resources, supplies, space, knowledge and experience.
Professional teaching artists, often working with younger apprentice artists, provide educational arts programming to hundreds of children, ages 5-11 (Art in the House), and 12-21 (TRANSIT ARTS) at settlement houses and other educational, recreation, and youth and social service organization sites around the city. Program sites include Central Community House, South Side Settlement House, Neighborhood House/Sawyer Recreation Center, Godman Guild, St. Stephens Community House, Gladden Community House, and Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center.