AIT Students Lobby for Arts Funding

On February 7th, 3 representatives of the Artists-in-Training program visited Jefferson City as a part of “Citizen’s For The Arts Day” at the State Capitol. Along with other representatives for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and various arts organizations from the Saint Louis area, the students met with their representatives to present the case for arts funding. Each student had an opportunity to express the value they find in participating in the arts, and express the impact that the education programming at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, specifically the AIT program has had on them. The students also met with Missouri State Representative for District 080, Peter Meredith, who personally understands the impact of arts programming as a 2001 AIT graduate.