NTC Foundation’s Collaborative Program Recipients Hosts A Variety Of Family-Friendly Events For 2023

NTC Foundation has announced its next round of ARTS DISTRICT Collaborative Program recipients for the 2023 year and the community is invited to take part in many of these exciting events.

The NTC Foundation Collaborative Program Recipients

Designed to welcome new visitors, foster a sense of community and address difficult societal issues and proposed social change through a creative lens, each of the 2023 award recipients offers a new and exciting adventure in ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station.

This year, projects by ARTS DISTRICTS Liberty Station’s tenants were awarded a total of $20,000 to further advance ARTS DISTRICT as the premier arts and culture hub of San Diego and offer events for everyone to enjoy in San Diego.

Arts and Culture Events to watch out for

Below are some of the exciting arts and culture events made possible by the NTC Foundation Collaborative Program Recipients :

Master Class Series

Grab your dancing shoes and get ready to move because The Rosin Box Project and San Diego Dance Theater will be collaborating on a free Master Class Series for those who sign up from February to August! Taught by world-renowned professional artists, this series will feature four public classes hosted at San Diego Dance Theater’s Light Box Theater.

Dancers of all levels will enjoy classes taught by artists including Pablo Pianto and Mike Tyus along with other choreographers to offer four unique voices that each connect with a different facet of the contemporary dance world and offer this perspective to the greater community. Get ready to get your groove with your fellow dancing friends all Spring at the Light Box Theater!

Music Classes for Young Students

Stop by the North Promenade on Friday, March 31 from 2PM to 4PM for a musical performance held by the students at Treehouse Academy in collaboration with Apt 4 Music.

After participating in six weeks of twice-weekly music classes with Apt 4 Music, the Treehouse Academy students are excited to showcase their newly learned skills playing the ukulele, drums and other percussion instruments at the public performance.

Youth Dance Photography Workshop

While strolling along and looking at the displays at the ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station’s First Friday in May, check out the interactive photos taken by local students learning about dance photography presented by Outside the Lens. Students had the opportunity to learn from renowned dance photographer, Doug McMinimy, about different techniques to capture dance effectively through a photographic lens, followed by an interactive photo shoot with Malashock Dance. After studying about the power of collaboration and inter-generational artistic endeavors, the students will be able to highlight their newfound photography skills at the First Friday event on May 6. Be sure to swing by to catch some of the fabulous photographs at the exhibition!

Choreography and Writing Workshop

If you’re a BIPOC writer and/or choreographer looking to get inspired by others in the creative field, sign up for a special program hosted by San Diego Writers Ink in collaboration with emerging artist Trixi Anne Agiao at The Light Box Theater in May. Bringing the two groups of creatives together, the choreography and writing workshop explores the collaborative process within their art. After being grouped together, the various writers and choreographers will work together to create an inspired presentation of their choosing.

Following the presentation, the leaders will host a Q&A with the artists to help them connect with the community on a deeper level while also promoting art literacy. Whether you’re beginning your artistic journey or have worked in your craft for years, this program is a great opportunity to meet and connect with other BIPOC writers and choreographers in your community!


The community is welcome to come down to The LOT for a short film showing titled “Brainstorms”, presented by the Resurrecting Lives Foundation which addresses the struggles and invisible wounds of war soldiers experience. Along with the film, Pisano Artistry will also present an art display that addresses the comorbidities of TBI/PTSD including homelessness and suicide. Following the film and art display, attendees can partake in an interactive panel discussion about community solutions including art therapy which can help curb these comorbidities. The film will be shown throughout the month of September along with the artwork which will be on display at The LOT.

See you there

Make sure to have your calendars wide open this year because it’s bound to get filled with the ARTS DISTRICT events coming up!

See you there, San Diego!

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