PARC (Resource Centers)

A Performing Arts Resource Center (PARC) is a Web-based learning environment designed to advance the teaching and study of the performing arts. Interactive, innovative, and interpretive PARCs successfully combine scholarly content with technologically sophisticated learning environments. Each PARC has a specific focus, which may be geographic (Japan), temporal (turn of the 20th century), ethnic (Afro-American), thematic (feminist theatre), or audience-oriented (teen PARC).

JPARC (Japanese Performing Arts Resource Center) is our "prototype" or "proof of concept" PARC. Please visit JPARC and send us feedback. To learn more about the PARC concept, read our prospectus.

May 2006 Cornell University East Asia Program and GloPAC received a two-year Teaching and Learning Resources and Curriculum Development grant from the National Endowment For The Humanities to develop the Japanese Performing Arts Resource Center (JPARC) as a model of the PARC concept.

The National University of Singapore received a grant from the Japan Foundation to hold a conference on Developing an On-Line Japanese Performing Arts Resource Center June 24-26, 2005.

GloPAC held a workshop for planning a Teen-oriented On-Line Performing Arts Resource Center (TeenPARC): K-12 Educators' Workshop, September 17, 2005.