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What We Do

The seedling Foundation supports and underwrites a wide variety of programs, performances, activities and initiatives at Stivers School for the Arts. Examples are support of:

  • the material needs of the school’s eight magnet areas including the purchase of musical instruments, visual arts supplies, theatre costumes, formal dress, music and much more;
  • travel to art competitions and other performance opportunities;
  • after school and summer programs which are part of Stivers’ Extended Day/Extended Year initiative;
  • summer scholarships to programs at the Interlochen Center for the Arts;
  • performances of the music, theatre, written and spoken word, dance, film and video held throughout the year including the Stivers Celebrates holiday program;
  • Soup Dressed Up, an annual community event conducted by the ceramics department;
  • Stivers Photo Auction, an exhibition and sale of works from photographers around the world organized by the photography department;
  • Savor Your Sunday, special brunches held each Sunday in February at Coco’s Bistro with music performances by Stivers students;