Nile Project Camps featuring the Hopkins Center and AVA Gallery and Art Center
In 2015, the internationally renowned Nile Project had a residency at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College. While there, the Nile Project musicians and the Hop worked directly with the community to create a once-in-a-lifetime art and education opportunity. AVA Gallery and Art Center was selected as a partner organization for their outreach.
In a specially designed curriculum, children aged 5-14 spent the week learning about the Nile and Connecticut River watersheds, land use, and sustainability through art, music, and environmental education. The project brought together the virtuosic musicians from the Nile Project, educators from the Hopkins Center for the Arts and the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, the Upper Valley Land Trust, and AVA. Kids did multiple field trips, rode Advance Transit, got the opportunity to draw in the Hood, had a private audience with artists from the Nile Project, and got to see the a matinee performance of the Nile Project from the front row.