Straz Center Offers Arts Education Partnerships

Applications for the Straz Center’s 2021-2022 Arts Education Partnership Program, now in its thirteenth year, are available online. The application deadline is Friday, April 2.

The Straz Center seeks to provide high-quality arts learning programs through outreach partnerships. Through this program, the Straz is delivering services at no cost to more than 40 schools and service agencies. Services include sequential performing arts training, teaching artist visits, workshops, masterclasses, and tickets to see study-related performances at the Straz Center. In addition, the Straz Center provides scholarship opportunities for students who wish to pursue further training at the Patel Conservatory.

The application process includes an online application, interview, and site visit. Previous partners must reapply to be considered. Selection criteria include, but are not limited to demonstrated need, student demographics, and geographic location.

To complete a Partnership Program application, visit the Arts Education Community Partners page on the Straz Center’s website. More information is available by calling 813.222.6425 or emailing

The Straz Center’s Arts Education Partnerships Program is supported in part by Bloomin’ Brands, Couch Family Foundation, Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, The Spurlino Foundation, with additional support for Arts Education and Community Engagement from Amgen Foundation, LV Thompson Family Foundation, MetLife Foundation, Suncoast Credit Union Foundation, The Saunders Foundation, Triad Foundation, and MetLife Foundation.

The Straz Center has received a seal of approval from Tampa General Hospital’s consulting service, TGH Prevention Response Outreach (TPRO), for our campus-wide reopening protocols. This partnership with TPRO will help to keep everyone safe and healthy while on The Straz campus. To learn more visit here.

For more information about the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and its upcoming events, visit

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