Mayapple Center for the Arts and Humanities:
Located in Stamford CT (just one hour north of NYC), The Mayapple Center provides 5-day summer programs in the fields of creative writing, music, visual arts, humanities, and theatre. Taught by experienced faculty who are leading specialists in their respective fields, our summer arts programs are open to adults with two years of college experience. In addition, we offer cultural literacy weekend programs for youth, 30-day artist residencies, humanities forums, humanitarian retreats, and study abroad programs.
Mayapple creates space to cultivate imagination through artistic and intellectual cross-pollination in a distinctly 21st century climate. We create an atmosphere where artists and scholars of exceptional stature come to teach and collaborate with small groups of dedicated, like-minded participants. Our diverse programs are offered in a retreat environment where the distractions of quotidian life are suspended, freeing participants and faculty to pursue artistic and intellectual passions.
Summer & Year-Round Arts Programs:
- 5-day summer programs for adults in the fields of creative writing, visual arts, music, humanities, & theatre
- Weekend programs for primary & college students aimed to increase cultural literacy
- 30 day residencies for artists & scholars
- Humanities forums that discuss the state of the arts & humanities and propose creative solutions to 21st century issues
- Study abroad programs to promote study of the arts & humanities
- Humanitarian retreats for individuals that focus on therapy; these retreats are staffed by volunteers & are tuition-free
The Center is located on a 10 acre campus whose serene lake and peaceful landscape of trees and gardens serve to inspire its residents. Activities such as swimming, tennis, canoeing, yoga and meditation promote a strong sense of community among residents, with an emphasis on mindfulness. Onsite massage therapy is available for participants by appointment.
The center’s holistic approach to artistic growth and development is demonstrated by our dedication to sustainability. Meals are partially prepared from organic produce from Mayapple gardens, and we serve locally-sourced food at every meal.
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