We work to achieve this goal through four different programs. However, our approach to these programs is all the same: to develop meaningful relationships with individuals, schools, and organizations, and to create and grow the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation “family,” united by our passion for the arts and our appreciation for the beauty and humanity that the arts bring to life.
Our educational programs are designed to enhance the traditional curriculum through the integration of “hands on” learning experiences involving the visual and performing arts. We work to encourage teachers and students to embrace new ways of thinking about the learning process by emphasizing multiple intelligences and collaborative learning strategies. Through our visiting artist opportunities, working artists from all genres – painters, actors, dancers, storytellers, musicians, filmmakers, sculptors, poets, etc. – are able to share their expertise with students and teachers. We’ve funded 209 educational programs since 2007; 30 educational programs in the past year alone.
Amity Regional High School’s Spring Musical, The Addams Family
“Dancing with the Stars” at Racebrook Elementary School in Orange
Writing workshops with author Sanna Stanley at Curiale School in Bridgeport
We offer several different types of scholarship opportunities in the visual and performing arts for individuals from elementary school through college, including:
• year-round talent development scholarships in the performing arts
• full-tuition scholarships to children’s summer theater camp and art intensives
• four-year partial college scholarships in studio art and in theater
Many of our scholarships are renewable to maximize the potential to have a meaningful impact on the recipient’s growth as an artist.
Emily Kilian, 2018 college scholarship recipient for theater
Julia Itzler, 2018 college scholarship recipient for studio art
New this year – four $1,000 college scholarships were awarded!
Our partial or full sponsorship of projects designed to enhance an artist’s career development or to bring a new artist event into the community. Our partnerships help make it possible for organizations and community groups to follow a dream, try something innovative, and share the gift of the arts with their community.
These annual awards reflect the experiences, the places, and the people that influenced Jamie Hulley’s growth as an artist.
Creative Art Award at Racebrook School in Orange, CT – Daniella Bondar, 2018
Art Award at Amity Middle School in Orange, CT – Ashley Daneshfar, 2018
Introduction to Performing Workshop Award at the Lee Lund Studio of Dance in Milford, CT – Taylor Batterson, 2018, Olivia Salai, 2018
Senior Arts Thesis
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Mellisa Joskow & David Machado
2018 Amity Programs
– Amity High School Creative Theatre Fall Play & Spring Musical
– Visiting Artists in Studio Art, Theater, Music & Language Arts
– Storytelling Slam
– The Memory Project
– Empty Bowls
– NAHS Museum Trip
– Bethany & Orange Middle Schools’ Spartan Players