Coming to a school near you!
What We Do
The Quinan Street Project fights to provide accessible visual and performing arts education to children in Contra Costa County and to the public elementary schools in the West Contra Costa Unified School District. Through classroom residencies, summer camps, and workshops, QSP is dedicated to igniting confidence, literacy, and creativity in our students.
How You Can Help
To donate to The Quinan Street Project, please click here.
For Volunteer or Teaching Artist information click here.
Sponsor a Class
Would your business or family like to sponsor a QSP classroom?
Has your house turned into your classroom? That's okay! We've got you covered. Click here for lessons from our Drama in the Classroom program virtually!
Make-A-Play Subscription Box
Miss QSP classes? Sick of learning on a screen? Not ready for in-person learning?
Sign up today for our Make-A-Play Subscription Box and get back into using your body, voice, and imagination to bring stories to life!
Our no-waste boxes will be delivered right to your doorstep and be filled with activities to complete safely at home! Boxes will also be available for pickup if that is preferred.
Boxes will include:
Poem or story to bring to life
Activity book with games and assignments
Props, costumes, or set
Boxes will be supplemented with one asynchronous lesson that will be available on our YouTube channel and only ONE Zoom meeting to put it all together at the end of the month and announce the theme for the following box!
You will get to see all your favorite QSP teaching artists and have something fun to do away from your computer, tablet, or phone for a couple of days a month.
Every month will have a different theme, text, and lead teaching artist. First box delivery will be December 6th and we will continue every month until we can safely have in-person programming again!
Boxes are appropriate for ages 6-12.
$55 per month/household.
NOTE: Additional materials for multi-child families are no added cost.
Sponsor a Class, 2020-21
The 2019-20 school year was obviously a unique one. Many of our classrooms ceased to exist as we knew them on March 13, 2020. However, thanks to the support of our sponsors and the ingenuity of the QSP team we were able to provide distance learning immediately to our schools. Despite school closures we were still able to provide nearly 2,000 children with arts education they otherwise may not have had access to.
And now we face not only COVID-19, but the massive deficit in WCCUSD. Because of the deficit schools no longer have funds to contribute to contracts they have with organizations like The Quinan Street Project. While we do have a grant to provide services to Title I schools, these funds may not be used for our non-Title I schools, which are still deserving of arts education.
Because of these two factors that are entirely out of our control we are making an ask of our sponsors. An ask to help us continue to provide high quality arts education to our students in WCCUSD. While we may not be in actual classrooms this year there are still thousands of children, ages 5-12, that need us, and teachers that need support to provide effective distance learning that meets Common Core standards and engages their students during this traumatic time. This year we are asking you to contribute $700 to sponsor our students. You will have logo representation as always, and we will find new and exciting ways for students to reach out to you with their thanks without paper and pens.
We know that times are tight for everyone, and are grateful for any amount you are able to contribute. We can also still offer the half and half option with $350 paid now, and the other $350 paid by March 1st, 2021.
Thank you for your continued support over the years. We are endlessly grateful for our community and its ability to come together when things are challenging.
As a member project of Intersection for the Arts, The Quinan Street Project receives all the benefits of their 501c3 nonprofit status and your donation is tax deductible as allowed by law.