Alternative Spring Break Application

Words Beats & Life’s Alternative Spring Break aims to inspire Academy Apprentices with a curated tour of six major creative hubs along the East Coast. Students will have the opportunity to visit colleges/universities, cultural institutions, and other aspects of the creative economies in Alexandria, Richmond, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. The participation fee ($20) covers the cost of travel and admission to certain sites. There will be opportunities for students to purchase lunch on their own.

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Alternative Spring Break Application

  • If under 18.
  • ex. "Spoken Word at St. Stephen's", "Beat Production at Ron Brown", etc...
    Fill-in each date you are interested in attending. The van typically meets at 8 AM. Students are expected to be picked up by 8 PM at St. Stephen's Church. Lunch is not provided but time

The schedule is as follows (tour locations subject to change):
April 15th – April 21st

All Day Trips Will Meet At St. Stephen’s Church (1525 Newton ST. NW DC 20010) at 9 AM.

SATURDAY (4/15) Baltimore, MD:

  • College Tour – Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Visit to Visionary Museum
  • Creative Alliance Gallery Tour
  • Visit to Protean Records

MONDAY (4/17) Richmond, VA:

  • Visit to the Apple Store
  • College Tour – Center for the Creative Economy @ Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Richmond Mural Project Tour

TUESDAY (4/18) Washington, DC:

  • College Tour – American University
  • Creative Economy Fair @ Busboys & Poets
  • Visit to DC Commission of the Arts
  • Tour of DuPont Underground

WEDNESDAY (4/19) Philadelphia, PA:

  • College Tour – Temple University
  • Lunch @ Reading Terminal Market
  • Fabric Workshop and Museum

THURSDAY (4/20) Arlington, VA

  • College Tour – TBD
  • Torpedo Factory Tour
  • Visit to NoVA Labs

FRIDAY (4/21) New York City, NY:

  • College Tour – Parson’s School of Design
  • Visit to the Andrew Freedman Home
  • Visit to Hi-Arts NYC
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