The Visual and Performing Arts Fund supports all of the Arts at Lakeland: Lakeland's Civic Music, Lakeland's Civic Theatre, and the Gallery at Lakeland.
Lakeland Civic Music: Civic Music ensembles include Lakeland's Civic Band, Civic Chorus, Civic Flute Choir, Jazz Impact, Civic Jazz Orchestra, and Civic Orchestra. Each ensemble consists of students and community members who practice and prepare together to perform at least one performance each fall and spring semester.
Lakeland Civic Theatre: Twice a year, members of the community can enjoy or participate in exceptional play productions that range in themes from classical literature to the avant-garde, famed musicals to beloved comedies. Performers can include equity actors, community members and students. These professional productions take place in the 400-seat Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center, where every seat has a great view of the stage and the feel of an intimate theater setting. Visit Lakeland's Civic Theatre for more information.
The Gallery at Lakeland: The Gallery at Lakeland presents art exhibitions year round, including an annual Holiday Artists market to benefit the "Lakeland Community College Visual Arts Student Exhibition." Exhibitions support Lakeland's fine arts academic programs and employees, diversity efforts at the college, community arts groups, and local, regional and national artists. For more information on programming, the gallery space, etc. Visit The Gallery at Lakeland for more information.
The purpose of the fund is intended to be flexible so that it can support a wide variety of opportunities the benefit the Arts at Lakeland. Activities that may be supported include, but are not limited, to:
Operations: Operational support of the Arts at Lakeland.
Supplies and Equipment: Music, theater, and gallery related needs, such as performance and stage equipment, music library, paint, sheet music, props, costumes, etc.
Development: The commission of original works.
Performer Fees: Guest performer, musician, actor, etc. fees.
Licensing: Fees for licensing and royalties.
Travel: Travel for performances and productions.
Other Performances: Performances/programs at Lakeland for students and the community.
Equipment: Music, theater, and gallery related equipment.
Facility Improvements: Improvements to the Dr. William and Mrs. Evelyn Fletcher Memorial Music Room, practice rooms, the Rodehorst Performing Arts Center, etc..
Lakeland students and community members are encouraged to participate in or be a part of the audience for productions and art exhibitions:
Participate: Lakeland welcomes community members to audition for one of our music ensembles or theater. Visit Lakeland's Music Ensemble or Civic Theatre for more information on eligibility, requirements, days and times, etc.
Audience: If you are not interested in playing in a music ensemble or performing in a theatrical production, but would like to listen or watch, we welcome you to come and enjoy! Visit Arts at Lakeland for the most up-to-date information on upcoming performance details.
Have questions? Contact The Lakeland Foundation with questions related to Giving. Contact the Arts and Sciences Division Office for questions related to Arts at Lakeland programming.