The Student Educational Development Fund (SEDF) officially opened the Berkshire Visual and Performing Arts Center (BVPAC) in July of 2011. BVPAC is a project of our 501 (c) 3 not for profit foundation, the Student Educational Development Fund (SEDF). BVPAC consists of the Good Purpose Gallery and the Spectrum Playhouse.
The Good Purpose Art Gallery features the work of professional artists who are supportive and embrace the mission of the not-for-profit Student Educational Development Fund (SEDF). Proceeds from the sale of all art works go to our foundation. Buyers qualify for a 50% bederal charitable tax donation deduction. This makes for a wonderful win-win situation for our artists, our buyers, and our students with Asperger’s and Learning Differences who benefit from the proceeds.
From time to time the Gallery also displays the work of College Internship Program (CIP) student artists diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome and other Learning Differences and offers originals and reproductions of their work for sale. A portion of all income generated from and student art sales will benefit our 501 (c) 3 foundation and a portion will go directly to the student artist. These sales also qualify for a 50% federal charitable tax deduction.
40 Main Street – Suite 2, in Lee, MA, in the restored Baird and Benton Building
Over the next year, the former St. George’s Church at 20 Franklin Street in Lee, MA will be transformed into the Spectrum Playhouse, Community Center and Joyous Studios.
- The Playhouse will be a multi-purpose performance space hosting professional performing artists, theatre productions, concerts, lectures and more.
- The Community Center will be available for continuing education seminars, health and wellness classes, and more.
- Joyous Studios will be an artist in residence studio/mentor program.
The Spectrum Playhouse is a project of the 501 (c) 3 Student Educational Development Fund (SEDF) and will develop the performing and visual arts talents of young adults who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and Learning Differences.
Join us at this new year-round venue for a variety of “soft opening” events throughout the summer and fall. A portion of all income generated from the Spectrum Playhouse will benefit the not-for-profit Student Educational Development Fund (SEDF).
20 Franklin Street, Lee, MA (the former St. George’s Church).