Brazilian Contingent Adds International Flair to CalArts CAP Program

CAP students with CalArts President Steven Lavine / Photo by Scott Groller

CAP students with CalArts President Steven Lavine / Photo: Scott Groller

This summer, CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP) went international—hosting students from Rio de Janeiro. Teenagers from Rio’s favelas joined with students from the city’s British School to attend CAP’s annual Summer Arts Program at Inner City Arts in downtown Los Angeles.

Both Americans and Brazilians are participating in a free two-week intensive program–ending today–that offered creative experimentation in the arts and the opportunity to deepen their cultural understanding as they learned about each other.

CAP is a 20-year pioneering public-private arts partnership that links with 43 partner organizations throughout L.A. County. And since its inception, CAP has trained more than 200,000 young artists, many from some of the city’s most diverse neighborhoods and opened pathways leading its students to college and careers in the arts. In the process, CAP has created a national model for arts education partnerships–and now at an international level.

Check back in the upcoming weeks as we upload photos and video from this summer’s CAP program.

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  1. Suely // //

    Todas as vezes que eu ver esta foto, vou lembrar de um dos melhores momentos que tive em toda minha vida! Fazer parte deste programa foi essencial para a continuidade da minha carreira profissional, e um incentivo para realização de grandes sonhos!
    Obrigado CAP

  2. Suely // //

    Every time i look at this picture I will remember of one of the best moments i had in my entire life! Being part of this program was essencial for my professional career to have continuity; and an incentive for the realization of my dreams!
    Thank you CAP