Summer ARTs at the Center 2021


The Summer Arts Camp will run from June 14th – July 21st, Monday-Friday between the hours of 10AM-5PM at the South Dallas Cultural Center (3400 S Fitzhugh Ave, Dallas, TX 75210).

There will be a limited number of applicants for this FREE summer program. Applicants are asked to submit and complete the form. We are taking applications on a first come first serve bases. Completing this form does NOT grantee a slot for your child.

Living Art Camp (Note: This Camp is NOT managed by SDCC)

15 Students Grades 6th, 7th, and 8th

June 14-25


Living Art Camp is not just a safe, fun, free, fantastic art camp! Living Art Camp gives kids a way to express themselves and learn about their culture! Each day, students will be led by near-peer instructors, community volunteers and industry professionals in engaging hands-on, multimedia activities that will help them develop observation and technical skills in drawing, painting, music production, photography, animation and various other art forms. Camp will end with a celebratory gallery walk event that will showcase students’ creative art and portfolios.

Sign Up Here for the Living Art Camp only 

The Smart Project 

10 Students (Grades 8th -12th)

Thursday 3:00-4:40PM & Friday 3:00-4:00PM

This program offers students from underserved backgrounds creative lesson plans focusing on photography, creative writing, drawing, graphic design, and animation as well as providing one-on-one creative mentorship opportunities.

Hip Hop Heal

20 Students (Grades 9th-12th)

Tuesday and Thursday 3:00-5:00PM

Hip Hop and Heal, The Summer Mix Tape popular songs to build lessons around the 12 Stages of Healing, cultivating a way of using the art as inspiration to authentically express themselves. The workshops offer diverse audiences a place to come and learn how to heal using research-based practices to bring a greater purpose to creating art with the intention to heal using the art of written expression, deep breathing exercises, art, media, and performing arts.

African Drum and Dance

20 Students 

Morning 10:00am-Noon (Grades 5-8th )

Afternoon 1:00-3:00PM (Grades 9-12th)

Programming will consist of traditions, history, music and dances from West Africa taught by rotating Bandan Koro artists.

During this Summer Camp, participants will study and learn about:

  • West African Drum history, construction, and influence
  • West African Rhythm technique and execution, leading to a culminating presentation
  • Traditional dance movements, leading to a choreographed performance presentation
  • West African ethnic groups, their history, and the significance of the rhythms and dances that they perform
  • The purpose and importance of music and dance in culture and society
  • Traditional songs in various West African languages
  • The dynamic and interactive relationship between the live musician and dancer

Musically Me Unlimited (Girls Only)

20 Students  (Grades 9th-12th)

Note: Starts July 5th- 21st (MTW) Time 11AM -2PM

Musically Me Unlimited is a fiscally sponsored life skills and empowerment program that uses music to build community and foster resilience in the lives of Black teen girls. While adversity is a part of life, for Black girls, adultification bias and other systemic forms of oppression disproportionately expose them to more trauma, stress, and threat. This requires greater reserves of resilience for success throughout life that can be uniquely taught through an arts-based socio-emotional learning model. The structure of the program lends itself to an increase in coping skills and the tools to be resilient, providing a safe space for self-expression, and opportunities for increased self- esteem, self-care, creative expression and problem solving through musical and socio-emotional exploration.


Applications are due no later than Friday, June 18, 2021

Please complete the application in full.


John Spriggins
General Manager