Mississippi Summer Arts Institute: Core Arts

 A huge thanks to our campers, counselors, and faculty for making CORE Arts 2018 a huge success!

We had such an amazing opportunity to serve campers throughout Mississippi and beyond with a fantastic arts experience on campus at Delta State University this year. Click below and check out our CORE Arts Camp Slideshow!



If you’re interested in joining us next year, read below for more information on CORE Arts!
What exactly is CORE Arts?

Well, Core Arts aims to create a space in which emerging artists can realize their dreams, unleash their imagination, and discover and explore their talents. In short, it’s a super-mega-awesome camp at Delta State University, located in Cleveland, MS.

Who’s it for?

Ages 12-18 (rising 7th graders – graduating high school seniors).

What am I getting out of it?

Core Arts provides a positive and supportive environment for students who wish to gain exposure to the arts or aim to further develop their creative abilities. Each day, campers will receive wide-ranging and intensive instruction from experienced teaching artists in a variety of art forms including dance, literary arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. Campers customize their schedule by choosing their own course of study in a five-period-per-day format. Courses offer a tremendous opportunity for individual instruction, with a teacher-student ratio of approximately 1:10. Core Arts exists to promote the creative abilities of young artists who wish to cultivate and enjoy their own artistry.

What will I do there?

Some classes featured at CORE Arts Camp 2018 included:

  • Beginner’s Ballet
  • Stage Combat
  • Writing Life Stories
  • Paper Sculpture
  • Musical Theatre
  • Ceramics
  • Comic Book Drawing
  • Blues Music
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Puzzles
  • Blues Poetry
  • And More!
Okay, I’m sold… what are my options for attending CORE Arts Camp?
Residential Track 
  • Ages 12-18 (Rising 7th graders through graduating high school seniors)
  • Participants must be 12 years or older to stay in the DSU dormitories
  • Cost: $750, an all-inclusive fee that provides all art supplies, lodging accommodations, all meals, weekend field trips, and a MSAI t-shirt


Non-Residential Track 
  • Ages 12-13 (Rising 7th & 8th graders)
  • Cost: $650 (excludes the cost of lodging)
  • Participant and parent/guardian are responsible for off-campus housing
  • Participants are required to attend all daily camp activities, beginning with breakfast and ending after the evening activity, as well as all weekend excursions and activities
 Please direct all questions to Cade Holder, Arts Education Coordinator: 662-846-4844.


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Denise Campbell Self Portrait

Thanks to our 2018 sponsors!