Expanding Horizons Through Faith, Adventure and the Arts
One of the elements that sets the programs at YTI apart from other schools is that we are fully committed to combining faith with adventure and the arts. We believe all three work in unison to provide the best theological education possible. Through our fine and performing arts program, YTI recognizes that being creators and makers is part of our divine experience on earth and that the arts are an integral part of our journey of faith. The programs also give youth, students and interested parties a place where they can discover and nurture their talents and interests in a safe and positive setting.
Each year, YTI is excited to sponsor an Artist in Residence. In our human journey, artistic creation and adventure play important roles along the way. For the 2020-2021 school year, our excitement is multiplied because we are sponsoring the talented artists of Bozeman’s Raison D’être Dance Project. The RDE creates dance productions that focus on stylized classical music, contemporary works and involvement of other artists and organizations.
In collaboration with Bozeman Actors Theatre, YTI presents the Yellowstone TheatreMakers Choose Your Own Adventure Summer Camp. Participants will work together to create an original play and design elements in five fun days. Give your child the opportunity to work as an actor, director, writer, stage manager, and craftsperson!
- Ages: Entering 4th–12th grades
- Dates: August 16–20, 2021
- Location: YTI Campus
- Cost: $150 – Scholarships available
Yellowstone Dance Project, a partnership between Bozeman-based Raison D’être Dance Project and YTI, is not currently scheduled for summer 2021.
Artists in Residence
Of course, programs at Yellowstone Theological Institute have a primary focus on theological education. But we also emphasize an appreciation for both adventure and the arts. They help define and provide perspectives on what it means to be alive, and what it means to believe in God.
In the first year of the artist-in-residence program, YTI welcomed artist and theologian Kurt Caddy to campus. Caddy, from Bolivar, Missouri, works with students and staff at Southwest Baptist University. As a visual artist, Caddy has created hundreds of works that focus on seeing a new dimension of faith.
In the 2020-2021 school year, YTI is proud to sponsor the Raison D’être Dance Project from Bozeman as artists in residence. Made up of young women from all walks of life, the RDE shares with Caddy the same passion for visual expression. The dancers spend hundreds of hours per year creating, refining and performing. The RDE mission is to provide communities with a unique view of movement and inspire love and cultivation of dance and music. YTI is truly humbled to have such a fantastic group of artists in residence for this school year as guest teachers for the Yellowstone Dance Project.
To learn more about Raison D’être visit its website here.
Sign Up Today for Yellowstone TheaterMakers
Professional actress Kristin Hammargren directs this fun summer camp for youth who want to learn more about the world of acting and theater. Preregistration is requested for the workshops, which are held from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Students must bring a lunch. The young thespians show off what they’ve learned about acting, sets and costuming at a big performance on Friday.
At YTM, we are committed to arts access for all. For financial assistance, please don’t hesitate to email us.
Note: If you would like to register multiple students, you will have to submit separate form entries.
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