providing transformative arts education for students of all ages is at the heart of the mission of richmond performing arts alliance (rpaa). since 2009, the brightlights education initiatives have aimed to serve educators, students and families from across the richmond region, working to increase equity in access to the arts and arts in education.
our programs take place in schools, community settings and in the venues of rpaa. we believe in the power of the arts to enrich, enliven and educate children and adults in transformative ways that lead to new understandings in learning and life, which inevitably improves the quality of living across our region.
rpaa provides diverse local and world-class performing arts education, transformative arts and education experiences for students of all ages, and inspirational venues all to strengthen the cultural and economic vitality of the greater richmond region.