Applause Series

The world may be different right now, but we are proud to continue to support Iowa teachers and home educators who wish to introduce their students to the wonder of the performing arts.

For the 2020-2021 school year, we are offering free, virtual field trips that energize young imaginations, foster emotional literacy, and invite new thinking about creative expression, cultural diversity, and even career options.

Each streaming package will include:

  • A series of artist-created videos, typically divided into segments ranging from 5-20 minutes in length
  • Educational resources, created by the performers and/or Des Moines Performing Arts education staff
  • Each offering is available for streaming within a set window of weeks, allowing students to view either in the classroom or at home on a schedule set by their teachers.

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This project is supported by Bravo Greater Des Moines, the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines and "Powered by Principal Charity Classic Funding". 

The experiences are limited to students based in the state of Iowa. Some virtual experiences have further geographic limitations. See the individual event page for specific information. By registering, you are verifying that the students taking part in this experience are located within the eligible geographic area. Thank you for helping us protect artists’ work and use agreements.


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