American Performing Arts Collaborative, Inc
The American Performing Arts Collaborative (APAC), a 501-(c) (3) nonprofit organization, was established to develop, produce and present original theatrical works. The organization provides employment and educational services to youth and adults in the tri-state area.
The American Performing Arts Collaboration has provided artistic support and production development since its incorporation in 1997. APAC encourages and supports artists by presenting readings, dance, music, cabaret, and full-scale theatrical performances by established and emerging artists. It has developed and initiated programs since its inception. The performances resonate with the community and tourists from around the world. The Collaborative subsidizes tickets for each performance, so the elderly, disabled and community residents with low incomes can participate in all cultural and educational activities.
The goals and objectives of APAC are:
to raise civic and cultural awareness through education and community outreach programs;
to serve as a magnet and nerve center for established and emerging artists, facilitating the exchange of ideas; and
to provide work experience based training and mentorship for artists and apprentices in theatrical and film vocations.
APAC Statement of Need
Statistics show according to a recent study, reported in 2011 article in Newsweek magazine, for the first time in American history, creativity is on the decline among our nations’ youth. The American Performing Arts Collaborative proposes to expand its RESPECT Project to include youth in the development of an interactive stage production. This project is destined to become a national model for educational institutions which desire to use technology to increase the creative potential and critical thinking skills of their students.