Society for the Performing Arts is dedicated to enriching the lives of children throughout the greater Houston area and offers the following programs:
Student Series allows local area students and their chaperones to attend evening performances for just $10 per ticket. Performances in this series are for K-12 students.
Student Matinees will thrill students! School planners and teachers will be equally thrilled with these affordable performances that also include study guides.
The Wells Fargo Student Art Contest
This annual student art contest showcases the talents of Houston-area students in grades K-12, giving them a chance to win a bevy of prizes. Each year, the contest is held in conjunction with one of SPA's presentations. The selected presentation serves as inspiration for the contest's theme.
Movement Toward Literacy
Movement Toward Literacy is a collaborative initiative between Society for the Performing Arts, Houston Public Library and Writers in the Schools to support the lifelong, intellectual process of gaining meaning from a critical interpretation of the written or printed.
Arts Education Internship
Motivated and professionally-minded university and high school students are eligible to apply for non-paying internships at Society for the Performing Arts. Dates and times are flexible, and can be structured around the intern's fall and spring class schedules. Full and part-time internships are available during the summer months. Interns will be reimbursed for parking in Houston’s Downtown Theater District.
Education and Community Engagement
Interns with good communication skills will assist SPA’s Education and Community Engagement Department with the following:
- Education and community engagement programming
- Communications with schools and community arts groups
- Departmental mail outs
- Departmental data entry and record keeping (experience in MS Excel and MS Publisher is a plus)
- Attendance at SPA performances
- Developing departmental e-blasts and social networking posts
- Developing strategies for arts education and its administration
- Assisting with teacher professional development sessions, performance preludes, lectures, master classes and other special programs and events
- Generating and maintaining prospect/distribution lists
Students should send a copy of the most recent transcript, a writing sample, and a recommendation letter from an educator, along with the internship application to: Jordan Drum, Director of Education and Community Engagement, Society for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana Street, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77002-2715; or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Each applicant will be contacted by phone or e-mail within ten (10) days of SPA receiving all requested materials. Please contact Jordan Drum at 713-632-8102 for more information.