Welcome to the Central School Project website
Central School Project is a cooperatively-run non-profit community arts center located in the heart of the Bisbee, Arizona Historic District. While you are here, you can sign up for our mailing list , read the latest newsletter, check out upcoming events and learn about who we are and what we are doing!
CSP is also home to KBRP, Bisbee's community radio station. KBRP is dedicated to bringing culturally enriching programming to the Bisbee area. Visit them at http://www.kbrpradio.com/.
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Events & Announcements
Central School Project Hosts Strong Words Series for Pride Week
The Strong Words series is presented proudly in conjunction with Bisbee Pride, Sidepony Music and with critical support provided by the LGBT&S Alliance Fund, a fund of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.
All events are free, all ages, and open to the public. Both artists can also be seen performing elsewhere throughout the weekend, see the official Bisbee Pride events calendar for details.
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation Partners to Preserve Bisbee’s Central School
Central School Project is pleased to announce that they have partnered with the Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation to preserve the historic Central School. The Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation awarded Central School Project $100,000 in grant funding to aid in the rehabilitation of the 105 year old building. This award will be distributed over three years. In making this long-term commitment, CSP can leverage additional federal funding which requires an equal match.
Bisbee’s Central School is a prominent landmark and cultural feature of the Bisbee Historic District. Built in 1905, Central School stood as a symbol of the bustling mining town’s commitment to its bright future. As Bisbee has transformed into an artistic hub in the Southwest, the school, serving as a visual arts center, remains an emblem of its community’s future.
“After learning that the building’s very foundation was at risk we knew that it would take a bold plan to ensure this landmark building continues to serve our community,” said Central School Project Executive Director Melissa Holden. “We are thrilled that the Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation has partnered with us to preserve this important piece of Bisbee history.”
CSP Board President David Sherman said, “I think that it is really fantastic that the Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation is supporting the growth of arts and culture in Bisbee through their generous sponsorship of the physical preservation of this 105 year old building.”
Central School Project would like to thank the Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation for this generous grant and for their dedication to revitalizing the Bisbee community.