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About

Summer Starts Now is a collection of creative content and resources to help our community stay creatively engaged. The collection brings together all the things we love about a summer at Usdan: the arts, nature, friendship, and live performance, to help us find joy in these uncertain times and to further our mission to instill in young people the desire and drive to creatively contribute to the world now and for the rest of their lives, and to enhance and fortify our community.

Here, we will offer ways to create meaningful connections with art, no matter where you are. 

What resources will I find here? 

Usdan will share borrowed, original, and archival creative content including prompts and activities to do at home, virtual festival videos, resources from other arts and culture organizations, and instructional videos created by our very own faculty. We will also include inspiring content shared with us by you. The collection covers Usdan’s departments of Art, Chess, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Nature & Sustainability, and Theater.

How do I use this site?

You create your own experience. We encourage you to explore the content at home with your family as best fits your needs during these difficult times. Create, learn, watch, share, contribute – we hope you enjoy!

How do I participate?

1. Follow us on social media for daily content and creative inspiration. 
2. Share creative projects you are doing at home via social media by including #SummerStarstNow #Usdan and tagging us @usdanarts. 
3. See something that inspires U? Fill out the form below to pass along information or activities that are keeping you creative. We will share with our community here and give you a shout out.