Janice Wyatt Mississippi Summer Arts Institute


Our offices have received several inquiries about programming for the Janice Wyatt Mississippi Summer Arts Institute (MSAI). We are STILL ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS, but we wanted to relay our plan of action for our camp dates, which are currently scheduled as follows:
  • CORE Arts Camp (Ages 12-18, Residential, June 7-22)
  • CORE Arts Camp Cancelled Due to COVID-19
  • PLUS Camp (Ages 5-11, Day-Camp, July 6-11)
  • DRAMA Camp (Ages 6-18, Day-Camp, July 27-August 1)
  • The Bologna Performing Arts Center is closely monitoring the progression of COVID-19, and is taking recommendations not only from the CDC and State Department of Health, but from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, the governing body of all of Mississippi public universities, and Delta State Administration.
  • At this time, organizations are still monitoring the progression of the virus week-to-week, so we intend to make an announcement about rescheduling or cancelling our programming approximately one month prior to the intended commencement of each camp. For PLUS Camp, you will be notified the second week of June; for DRAMA Camp, the first week in July (pending approval from Missoula Children’s Theatre).
  • This announcement timeline should allow our offices to contact our contracted teaching artists and counselors to alert them to changes of plans, and to process camp deposit transfers to the following year’s programming, or, to issue refunds.
  • Thank you for your patience and concern during these uncertain times. If you have any questions about summer programming or Delta State’s response to COVID-19, you can contact the arts education office at 662.846.4844, or visit our website at bolognapac.com.

The Janice Wyatt Mississippi Summer Arts Institute registration period is now open!

Click below to access the 2020 registration forms, or, visit our website for online registration!

PLUS Camp: Ages 5-11, July 6 – 11, 2020

DRAMA Camp: Ages 6-18, July 27 – August 1, 2020


Pictured above: Campers rehearse a number for their hip-hop dance class led by instructor Erin Mulligan on the mainstage of the Bologna Performing Arts Center.


Children who attend the Janice Wyatt Mississippi Summer Arts Institute’s camps have the opportunity to perform on the mainstage of the Delta and Pineland theatre at the Bologna Performing Arts Center, a 1,183 seat hall that hosts concerts, Broadway musicals, and many other community events every year. Camp showcases are fully equipped with sound and stage production, offering a truly professional performing arts opportunity for students interested in stage performance. To find more information about each program, you can navigate to our PLUS Camp and CORE Arts Camp pages.

Pictured above: Instructor Amy Chudy leads a visual arts course in fabrics and textiles for PLUS Camp 2019.


In addition to performance opportunities, the arts education department at the Bologna Performing Arts Center benefits from the exceptional facilities and expertise housed across the quadrangle of Delta State’s campus in the Fielding L. Wright Art Center, home to Delta State’s Department of Art. Professors from DSU’s Art department consistently teach at CORE Arts each year, and visual arts courses are often housed in the Wright Art Building. The space includes a ceramics lab, digital design lab, dark room for film development, and several studios for painting, drawing, sculpting.




For further questions about our summer programs, please contact the arts education director at 662-846-4844.

Want to know more about the mission of MSAI? Click HERE to check out our camp philosophy, and watch the video below to see what some famous faces have to say about arts education in the Mississippi Delta!


Please contact Cade Holder, Arts Education Director, with any questions: 662-846-4844 or cholder@deltastate.edu.

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