Janice Wyatt Mississippi Summer Arts Institute

The Janice Wyatt Mississippi Summer Arts Institute is a series of summer camps hosted by the Bologna Performing Arts Center every year for children ages 5-18. The programs offer a variety of arts education opportunities for campers, focusing on performing, visual, digital, and literary arts. Registration for CORE Arts Camp and PLUS Camp opens every spring semester, and space for camp fills on a first-come, first-serve basis. Quality instructors from all over the country ensure that children develop both process and product, and stretch their creative muscles while attending MSAI each year.

Registration for the Janice Wyatt Mississippi Summer Arts Institute is now open! Please click HERE to be redirected to our payments page. In your payment confirmation email, you will receive a link to our online registration form. Please click the link to the appropriate camp and fill in the form to complete registration for your child.

Would you rather register your child the old-fashioned way? To download paper copies of our registration forms, please click the following links:

CORE Arts Camp 2019 Registration Form

PLUS Camp 2019 Registration Form

You may mail in these registration forms with payment to:


DSU Box 3213

1003 W. Sunflower Road

Cleveland, MS 38733


Please make all checks and money orders payable to Delta State University. Questions? Feel free to reach out to our offices at 662-846-4844. Or email our arts education coordinator at cholder@deltastate.edu. Still not sure about what our camps have to offer? Then read on for more information about MSAI!



Pictured above: Devon Harbin, 14, of Cleveland, MS, performing a solo onstage in the musical theatre class at CORE Arts 2018.


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: Seven and eight year old performers at PLUS camp practice choreography at their final tech rehearsal.

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 coordinator 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 Coordinator, with any questions: 662-846-4844 or cholder@deltastate.edu.

Thanks to our 2018 sponsors!








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