News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – “Spring into the Arts is an amazing opportunity to rally around and support our young people,” said the Commissioner of Education, Mrs Kalmar Richards. “Students across the island are working hard to bring you an explosion of creativity. I encourage all Bermuda residents to come out to these events to support our students as we bring back this wonderful annual festival.”

Spring into the Arts, initially founded around 1995, is an annual festival organised by the Department of Education designed to showcase our young people’s artistic talent from public and private schools.

After a three-year break imposed by the pandemic, the annual festival is back this spring. Beginning in April and throughout the month of May, the festival will feature visual arts, dance, drama, and poetry from students at the primary, middle, and senior levels.

This year’s theme is ‘Transformations: A Fresh Perspective,’ a timely topic meant to inspire our young artists to explore, develop, and nurture a passion for the Arts.

There will be multiple opportunities for families and community supporters to experience a diverse range of visual art, dance, drama, and music from students island-wide.

Events, participating schools, dates, and venues are as follows:

1.     Senior schools showcase | Ruth Seaton James Auditorium | April 20th, 6:30 pm The Berkeley Institute, CedarBridge Academy, Warwick Academy, Somersfield, Saltus, Bermuda High School, and Mount Saint Agnes at the high school level

2.     Middle and Senior Schools’ 58th Annual Student Art Exhibition | City Hall | May 2 – May 16

3.     East family of schools showcase | Clearwater Middle School | May 3, 6:30 pm Clearwater Middle School, East End Primary, St. David’s Primary, St. George’s Prep, and Francis Patton Primary

4.     Middle/West family of schools showcase | Ruth Seaton James Auditorium | May 11, 6:30 pm Dellwood Middle School, Purvis Primary, Paget Primary, Gilbert Institute, Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy, West Pembroke Primary, Warwick Academy, and Mount Saint Agnes

5.      Middle/East family of schools showcase | Whitney Institute | May 18, 6:30 pm Whitney Institute, Harrington Sound Primary, Elliot Primary, Prospect Primary, Victor Scott Primary, Northlands Primary, and Somersfield

6.     Primary Schools’ 58th Annual Student Art Exhibition | City Hall | May 23 – June 2

7.     West family of schools showcase | Sandys Secondary Middle School | May 24, 6:30 pm Sandys Secondary Middle School, Somerset Primary, West End Primary, Dalton E. Tucker, Port Royal Primary, Heron Bay Primary, and Bermuda Institute

“The Ministry and Department of Education look forward to the public supporting Spring into the Arts 2023 as these showcases are invaluable opportunities for our young artists to shine, reflect, and share the world from their eyes,” said the Minister of Education, the Hon. Diallo Rabain.