Community Engagement

The Peace Center’s Community Engagement initiatives seek to tell stories, amplify voices, educate and inspire through the arts. Our aim in community engagement is to create a more inclusive Peace Center by partnering with organizations to increase accessibility to programming, to represent the vast diversity of our community, and to be a welcoming space for all to experience performing arts.

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Our Community Engagement Programs

Fine Arts Center Artists-In-Residence

A first of its kind, this program provides students with instruction and mentorship from world-class artists in dance, jazz, and classical music, with the goal of significantly enhancing their confidence and achievement as young artists.


The four-week program culminates in demonstrations and performances at the Peace Center.

Fine Arts Center Concert Series

These performances prepare up-and-coming student musicians for a career in the arts and entertainment industry by providing them a resume-building, professional opportunity to perform in paid settings.

Peace Voices

Peace Voices is designed to create a vibrant community around courageous conversations. This program is the home for dynamic and insightful dialogue exploring important topics through lectures, guided panel discussions, film, and other artistic engagement. 

Previous Peace Voices:

 

Broadway Peace Talks With Dr. Kristin Pressley

Broadway Peace Talks give audiences a deeper dive into Broadway show histories, inspiration and the people who bring Broadway stories to life on stage. This is a free, webinar program that is open to the public. 

Watch Previous Peace Talks:

Upcoming Peace Talks:

  • Ain't Too Proud Monday 7/25

Peace Perks

Generously underwritten by the Farr Family

In partnership with OnTrack Greenville, Peace Perks rewards students at Berea High, Berea Middle, Carolina High, Greenville Early College, Lakeview Middle, and Tanglewood Middle making significant strides toward academic recovery. Students who are successful in the program are provided with Broadway tickets and dinner gift certificates for a family night on the town.

Up Next Greenville

Up Next Greenville is a curated showcase and space for emerging artists in the Upstate to express their identities through performing arts. Additionally, participating artists gain experience in live performance production, promotion, and audience development.

Silent Disco

We had a blast with the inaugural Silent Disco at the Peace Center. In fact, it was such a hit we decided we should keep the party going!

Back by popular demand is the quietest public party ever hosted- and you're invited! We have headphones, DJs and concessions, Now, all we need is YOU!

Check out the dates below and head to Graham Plaza to dance like no one is watching and sing like no one can hear you (because they can't).

Headphone rentals are $10 each and can be purchased in advance at peacecenter.org and upon arrival.

Master Classes

Learn from the Masters! Emerging artists are given valuable access to world-class performers in the fields of music, dance, and musical theater. Master classes provide coaching and mentoring to assist young artists in reaching their artistic and professional goals.

Cultural master classes and workshops are free for ticket holders of the accompanying performances. Participants grow from personal feedback while observers gain a unique insight into the mind of a professional musician and the mastery necessary to achieve a high-quality performance.

Previous Master Classes:

  • Aquila Theatre February 1, 2022
  • Complexions: NIQUE February 15, 2022

Upcoming Events

See our upcoming events below. All of our community engagement programs are free to attend.

Upcoming Events