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What is the booking process?
Once you have chosen an artist and a date has been confirmed with a Class Acts Arts Outreach Coordinator, you will receive a contract with relevant materials by email or mail. You will sign that contract and return it to Class Acts Arts by mail or fax, with a deposit if stated in the contract. After the performance you will mail a check to our office in Silver Spring, MD, made out to Class Acts Arts, within the time frame stated on your contract. Alternate forms of payment may be arranged, such as credit card payments or wire transfers. See Scheduling for additional tips, or call our office at 301-588-7525.
How long is the program?
Most programs are 45 minutes long, and can be adjusted as needed.
Who are your new artists this year?
Every year our artist directory (also available on our homepage as a downloadable PDF file) clearly marks new artists. If you would like to know more please see the individual artist pages on this website.
Is there individual funding to support my program?
Many of our artists participate in the Maryland State Arts Council's Arts-in-Education grant program, which is open to Maryland schools. Additionally, other sources of funding may be available for schools throughout our region. Please contact us to learn if there is funding available for your school, and to explore ideas about how you can raise funds for your programs. For more information please see Funding Resources.
Where do you come up with the fees for programs?
Class Acts artists spend a great deal of time training, developing and rehearsing their programs. School program fees are based on a number of factors, including experience, educational and entertainment value and competitive market rates. Class Acts Arts works to balance the goal of providing artists with opportunities to earn living wages while keeping programs affordable to the community. Please note that these school fees represent a significant discount from public performance fees. If you are booking a non-school program, call Class Acts Arts for more information.
Can your artists donate their time for my organization?
Every artist we work with is a professional who makes a living by providing educational and cultural arts programs and so they are not available to provide free or reduced programs through Class Acts Arts.
Can you provide clowns or licensed characters for my child's birthday party?
No. Class Acts Arts provides high-quality educational and cultural performances for schools and other community groups. If you would like to book one of our artists for a private event please call the Class Acts Arts office.