The darts program integrates
students from different urban, suburban and rural communities
across the state of massachusetts with the intent of using the arts
as a catalyst for social change.
There are approximately 30 towns that
are participating communities in DARTS, but the program must limit
the number of communities that can participate at any one
With only 400 student slots
available, we are unable to make every district a participating
community in DARTS. The program is structured in a way that a
new district cannot be introduced into the program without having
one of the current, demographically-similar participating
communities rotate out. The participating communities are
divided into weeks so that each DARTS week has 50 students
attending from a combination of urban, suburban and rural
communities. DARTS communities are assigned to weeks in a
manner that promotes diversity among the weekly attendance and each
community is assigned a specific number of slots to fill based on
available space and program need.
We are always excited to hear from
new communities who wish to participate in the Days in the Arts
program. Please complete the form below to submit your
district's interest in becoming a participating community.
The following are a few provisions to keep in mind
with the identification of a new participating
- The contact provided must be a staff member within the public
school district with authority to coordinate student participation
in the program. The school contact is responsible for
completing this interest form.
- This form is a request - your submission will be taken into
consideration by our staff and the structure and needs of the
program, but it does not obligate the Boston Symphony Orchestra to
add your community as a participating community in future summers
of Days in the Arts.
- Because the program is unable to serve every district, the
Alternate application process was created as an avenue for any
Massachusetts resident to apply from non-participating communities,
while keeping the diverse program structure in place. Please
share the DARTS Alternate application with any students in your
district who may be interested in attending the Days in the Arts