Content Provider: Center for Puppetry Arts
The Center for Puppetry Arts opened to the public on September 23, 1978, when Kermit the Frog and his creator Jim Henson cut the ceremonial ribbon. The first puppetry center in the United States, today it is the largest American organization solely dedicated to the art of puppet theater.
The Center has been a leading voice in the field, and has hosted numerous conferences and festivals. In addition, the Center has been recognized both nationally and internationally as an organization for excellence. The Ford Foundation recently selected the Center as one of only 28 national organizations to be recognized for success in management and innovative programs. The prestigious Kresge Foundation awarded the Center three different grants to support its capital campaigns. The Center was also the only theater group chosen by the 1996 Olympics to participate in all four years of its arts festival program.
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Industrial Technology, Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Health/Physical Education, Language Arts/English, Performing Arts, Sciences, Character Education, Technology/Information Science, Literacy, Gifted & Talented, multiple intelligences
AWARDS for DL PROGRAM:
2014 USDLA 21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning
2012 Home Depot Innovative Process Model Award
CILC Pinnacle Award Winner (2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013 H.M., 2013-2014, 2014-2015)
Recipient of the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 (Honorable Mention) Teacher's Favorite Award for Best Content Provider/Fine Arts Museum
2008 Tech Laureate Award/Microsoft Education Category/ The Tech Museum
2008-2009 Jim Henson Community Award
Newsweek said the Center is "one of the most exciting companies in American theater."
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