Days in the Arts (DARTS)
Days in the Arts (DARTS) is a residential summer arts program for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Massachusetts school students. At DARTS, students have the opportunity to spend five days immersed in workshops focused on vocal music, instrumental music, theater/drama, dance, or visual arts.
Students explore the arts through excursions to Berkshire cultural institutions such Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Berkshire Theatre Group, MASS MoCA, and Tanglewood.
The DARTS philosophy is founded on fostering respect for and interest in each person's diversity, interests, talents, and individuality. DARTS strives to provide an environment in which students are exposed to the arts and to people from a wide range of backgrounds.
Students from all walks of life come to DARTS to live and learn together, build confidence, and develop a shared appreciation and respect for individual interests, talents, and differences. By taking creative risks in a safe environment, they take an active role in building a unique, supportive cohort whose spirit travels back with them to their home communities. While there is a fee attached to the experience, need-based financial assistance is available for families.