In close partnership with local education agencies, Performance Santa Fe’s award-winning education programs bring the vibrant world of music, dance, and theater to life for the young people of our community.  These programs seek to enhance the role of the performing arts by inspiring greater awareness of their educational, cognitive, and emotional power.

By encouraging an active and experiential study of the arts, Performance Santa Fe advances the belief that all human beings are inherently creative.  These programs are designed to build on that creativity by equipping schoolchildren with the skills necessary for a life-long engagement with the arts and an understanding of their essential contribution to enlightened citizenship. 

Every year, we provide inspiring performances, innovative programs, and life-changing interaction with world-renowned performing artists to more than 3,000 students in 24 local schools.  These programs serve as a catalyst for academic achievement, enriched creativity, mental well-being, and personal growth. 

In a community where nearly 70% of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, Performance Santa Fe is committed to providing unique opportunities to enhance the learning process through the performing arts by offering these programs at absolutely no cost to participants.  These programs are funded entirely by foundations, grants, and individual donors.

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Our Education Programs

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These projects are supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts. We would also like to acknowledge the supporters who generously underwrite these free programs, including Beth Beloff and Marc Geller; Uschi and William Butler; Bryan L. Fearey and Maureen A. Connolly; Ellen and James Hubbell; Selby and Douglas Key; Los Alamos National Labs Foundation; The Life Center Foundation; McCune Charitable Foundation; Candy and Frank Norris; the PSF Education Committee; Santa Fe Community Foundation; Santa Fe Hestia Fund; The Synàkos Foundation; and Thornburg Investment Management. We would also like to thank our in-kind partners, including ArtWorks Santa Fe; the National Dance Institute of New Mexico; New Mexico Music Educators Association; New Mexico School for the Arts; and Santa Fe Public Schools.

Your Support Matters

As always, our education programs come at NO COST to the students they serve and are 100% funded by the generosity of donors like you.

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift today to support our ongoing education initiatives!