North Texas Performing Arts

A nonprofit organization

North Texas Performing Arts is the largest youth performing arts organization of its kind in the COUNTRY!  NTPA's groundbreaking youth and adult programming currently includes:

FIVE YOUTH THEATRE PROGRAMS in Dallas, Fairview, Frisco, Plano, and Southlake, engaging more than 7,500 youth annually in classes, camps, productions and performances

STARCATCHERS THERAPEUTIC ARTS for youth and adults with disabilities-the ONLY drama therapy program for youth in North Texas

ACADEMY CONSERVATORY-an alternative and innovative academic learning environment for grades six through 12, with an enhanced focus on the fine arts

COLLEGIATE PURSUITS-a College Prep program for teens ages 15-18, providing performance training on a level comparable to colleges and universities

NTPA REPERTORY-a semi-professional adult theatre company producing productions for adult and family audiences

NTPA COMMUNITY THEATRE-an initiative featuring productions inclusive of both adult and youth performers, open to all performers, regardless of experience level

NTPA STUDIOS-film education for grades five through 12, providing students with experience both in front of and behind the camera

NTPA DEAF THEATRE-an innovative and one-of-its-kind ASL-based program, offering plays, musicals, camps and classes for youth and adults who are deaf and hard of hearing

Our Needs

NTPA's greatest need is funding for programming, operations, scholarships, transportation, and tickets for underserved youth in North Texas, allowing the organization to realize its vision of making the performing arts accessible and desirable to all.

Mission

North Texas Performing Arts is dedicated to developing the character of youth through quality performing arts education and family entertainment.

The foundation of NTPA's educational model is known as the "Ten Characters" of NTPA:

1. Responsibility: Be accountable for your actions, for delivering on your commitments, and be willing to admit it when things go badly.

2. Confidence: Believe in yourself and your abilities. Know you have a gift to share.

3. Integrity: Be honest and demonstrate strong moral principles.

4. Discipline: Stay focused on what you are trying to accomplish, and show obedience to those trying to instruct and guide.

5. Gratitude: Demonstrate gratefulness for all that has been given you by your parents, teachers, and mentors.

6. Positive Attitude: Be positive about a wonderful future.

7. Leadership: Be a role model for others on and off the stage.

8. Respect: Show respect for others and their gifts. Respect for teachers, parents, and one another, and celebrate our differences.

9. Teamwork: Be a team player. Everyone has a key role to play, and every role, large and small is critical to the team's success.

10. Love one another: Show kindness and patience, and be inclusive and accepting of others.

Needs

NTPA's greatest need is funding for programming, operations, scholarships, transportation, and tickets for underserved youth in North Texas, allowing the organization to realize its vision of making the performing arts accessible and desirable to all.

Equity Statement

In 2020, the NTPA Governing Board of Directors adopted the following diversity, equity and inclusion goals related to NTPA's vision of making the arts desirable and accessible to all: NTPA will represent the community it serves by recruiting, enrolling and retaining families; create a safe and welcoming environment for all participants including students, volunteers, staff and patrons; provide equal access to programs for all socio-economic and ability levels; and present programming that represents the demographics of Dallas and Collin County residents.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

North Texas Performing Arts

Tax id (EIN)

75-2387300

Guidestar

Operating Budget

$1,000,000 - $2,999,999

Counties Served

Collin, Dallas, Tarrant

BIPOC Leadership

Neither/None

Equity Statement

Equity Statement

Address

6121 W. Park Suite B216
Plano, TX 75093

Phone

972-422-2575

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