Summer Grant Projects Take the Arts Around the World

This year’s summer-grant projects took Juilliard students around the globe to teach others—and learn a great deal in the process. Most of the projects involved teaching arts to underprivileged children—in South Africa, Guatemala, and Tanzania. There was also to raise money through a concert for a food bank in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

Caeli Smith and Caterina Longhi perform in Antigua, Guatemala.

Annalise Thompson

The Juilliard group was surprised by how teaching dance, drama, and music to Guatemalan children worked out. More
Colin Bates and Ellie Swiatkiwsky pose with children.
Ellie Swiatkiwsky was part of a summer-grant funded trip to a South African orphanage for children affected by ... More
Fitz Gary and Avery Waite
Avery Waite and I modeled our Charlottesville, Va., fund-raiser on violist Kim Kashkashian’s Music for Food Boston. More
Marcus Guy and a student at Meru View School in Arusha, Tanzania.
I worried my second summer-grant funded trip to Arusha, Tanzania, might be less exciting than the first. ... More