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The ION Project  

The ION Project encompasses all education programs offered by the Imaginists. Programs for middle & high school students, offering in-school theater residencies, after-school workshops, paid summer apprenticeships, and mentoring. Every aspect of the programming is designed to encourage creative freedom, to activate the individual voice, and to discover the power of collaboration.The ION Project connects schools, communities, teachers and students with artists through long-term relationships that invest in Santa Rosa’s youth.

SCHOOL RESIDENCIES: Workshops and projects support core curriculum through the arts, using theater, with an emphasis on creativity and collaboration.Residencies are aligned with common core standards and tailored to the needs and desires of each individual class and teacher. 

AFTER-SCHOOL WRITING/DEVISING WORKSHOPS: In a collaborative workshop setting conducted by Imaginists' teaching artists, students are supported in finding their own voices through writing, devising and collaborative performance projects.  

PAID SUMMER APPRENTICESHIPS: A unique opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to work with the Imaginists' annual bilingual, bicycle-powered summer tour. Apprentices receive training in the performing arts, contribute to their community, and develop a strong resume of skills and experience. 

Current and past partners include: Elsie Allen High-School, Youth Connections/John Muir Charter School, Roseland University Prep, Piner High School, Hilliard Comstock Middle School, and Lawrence Cook Middle School. 

Supported in part by an Arts Education grant from
Community Foundation Sonoma County 

The Imaginists
461 Sebastopol Avenue  |  Santa Rosa  |  CA  |  95401  |  |  (707) 528-7554

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