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4-H clover Minnesota 4-H State Arts-In

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New virtual opportunity for 2020!

Youth (grades 9-13) will gather in a series of online experiences and complete challenges on their own as they put together a show and learn about teamwork, leadership and goal setting.

What you can expect

  • A blend of virtual large group and small group meetings, with challenges on your own to complete.
  • A completed mini show and 4 majors:
    • Costumers will personalize and create costumes for performers/band. 
    • Tech crew will learn production skills and work in groups to put together the show recording.
    • Performers and band will work in groups and one-on-one with directors as part of creating our show.
  • Team time, warm-ups, closing, open stage, celebration time, banquet and more.
  • 13th year recognition.

Upcoming events

For participants

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What is Minnesota 4-H State Arts-In?

Minnesota 4-H State Arts-In is a 22-day intensive arts experience. Youth prepare a musical to perform 3-4 times daily during the Minnesota State Fair. Each year, State Arts-In youth perform at least 35 shows to more than 12,000 audience members in the 4-H Building on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

State Arts-In is about:

  • Performing arts including singing, dancing, acting, instrumental accompaniment, costume design, set construction and technical work.
  • Leadership, goal-setting and teamwork.

Participants put on 3-4 shows each day. As they do, they continue to learn, serving in leadership roles and acting as representatives to 4-H Building visitors.

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