INVESTING IN THE 21ST CENTURY DIFIORE CENTER
“Bulging at the Seams”
After six years, the DiFiore Center is “Bulging at the Seams” and needing a little more elbow room. The DiFiore Center is about the coming together of artists and art forms as well as audiences and community members from down the street and around the globe. This expansion project will not only enlarge our physical facility, but it will expand the role of the DiFiore Center as a community arts’ hub for new commissions and for continuous inventions. The new space will provide room for people to come together to share viewpoints that stretch our collective sense of who and what we are. It’s about doing our part to preserve human connection in this fast world of technology.
DIFIORE CENTER MISSION
“Knowing the commitment to educate our children for the future and provide them with a well-rounded education is one of the greatest responsibilities we have as a society. The Roene B. DiFiore Center for Arts and Education has been established to influence, inspire with confidence and encourage young students to cultivate their artistic and creative desire to further their education. Our goal is to support and give incentive to those young people yearning to indoctrinate the fine arts as tools for learning. It is essential that all children are given an equal opportunity of creative expression while discovering the joys of learning . . . !”
A.R.T.S., INC. MISSION
“Artistic Resource for Teachers and Students, (A.R.T.S.) Inc. a nonprofit collaboration of Education, Business, and Community since 1959, committed to strengthening the influence of Fine Arts in our children’s education.”
A.R.T.S., INC. BACKGROUND
A.R.T.S., Inc., formerly known as Young Audiences of Utah, now in its fifty-eighth-year of operation, was founded in 1959 by Camille S. Pembroke which brought Utah Symphony musicians into the Salt Lake City public schools. With the great success of this project, by 1961 programming expanded to include all public schools in Salt Lake and Davis Counties. By the fall of 2016, all forty-one Utah school districts have experienced our programming, reaching more than 300 schools each year with professional arts and education programming. A.R.T.S., Inc. is a leading source of arts and education for the State of Utah, reaching more than 200,000 individuals annually. It is our goal to help a broad network of fine arts’ organizations to play an active role in children’s development. Working collectively we assist educators, parents, and communities to provide a teaching and learning environment, where children discover the joys of learning through the arts. A.R.T.S., Inc. provides Arts and Education programming that not only entertains and educates, but is an excellent support for the Utah State Core-Curriculum.