We are the next Star Arts Program dedicated to
Raising a generation of leaders who respect and celebrate
Cultures different from their own.
Who we are
The Next Star Arts Program is a registered 501 (c ) (3) non-profit organization founded by Amma Gatty based in Richmond, VA. When Next Star opened its doors in September 2015, our founder had one primary goal in mind, to see children succeed in life. Her belief that every child is destined to accomplish great things if motivated in the right way is the driving force behind the organization’s mission. With the events of 2020, we slightly redirected our focus to developing valuable leadership skills in children that intentionally promote acceptance, appreciation and engagement with diverse cultures using the arts. What began as a local organization quickly evolved to become far-reaching when we pivoted to offering online programs and reaching children from all over the world.
Upcoming Classes & Events
Spring 2021(Saturdays in March): 'Create With A Native
This online event is open to children ages 6 & up. It will feature a Musician, Dancers and an Artist, from Ghana, Ireland, Scotland and South Africa. Open to kids 7 & up. The event dates will be May 15, May 22 and May 29, 2021. Click HERE to register
Summer 2021(Saturdays in May): 'Learn With A Native
This online series allows collaboration between children in the US and children around the world as they get together virtually to explore the arts. Open to kids 7 & up. Look out for details coming soon.
Summer 2021(August, date TBA): 'Cultural Exploration Day
oin us for this in-person, socially-distanced outdoor event. Visit stations manned by natives of various countries. Enjoy live music, cooking lessons, dance lessons, etc. Open to families. Registration required.