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BCPAC is committed to enriching the cultural life of the community through performing art’s power to communicate and inspire, educate and entertain. It works to raise awareness that a society cannot adequately thrive without the arts. Through live performances, BCPAC seeks to develop new audiences of all ages to enjoy high quality entertainment of all genres. To accomplish these goals, grants have been received from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Comcast, Grundy Foundation, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, PennPAT, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance/5-county Grant, Wachovia, Sovereign Bank, Target, McCaffrey’s and Wal-Mart. This is in addition to the financial support provided by Lower Makefield Township.
BCPAC relies more heavily now than ever on individual residents and local businesses to provide key support, both financially and through generous gifts and patronage. They are also grateful for their volunteers.
In 1996, Bucks County Performing Arts Center became partners with the Pennsbury School District’s Pennsbury Partners Program, to bring live arts into the classroom. These performers, who are carefully chosen from all over the country and the world, come to enrich the Arts Education of students in the district. In addition, students who participate in various musical groups are given an opportunity to perform for their community in a beautiful and historic performance space at the Yardley Community Centre.
In 1985, the organization was recognized by the National Recreation and Park Association and was honored with the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council Dorothy Mullen Arts & Humanities Award for a program that exemplified outstanding efforts in the arts among park and recreation departments. Thirty three years later, the organization has grown in numerous directions.
Received the Pennsbury Partners Program Recognition Award 2000-01 School Year. Presented to BCPAC in recognition of outstanding shared effort to develop a successful partnership that improves student achievement and fulfills Pennsbury's Strategic Goals.