P.A.D.D.I, preparing participants with hands-on training in theatrical design and production.

Imagine a place where your passion for the performing arts isn’t just celebrated, but is the foundation of your future. Where diversity, equity, and inclusion aren’t just words, but actions that shape the world of theatre and performing arts.

Welcome to P.A.D.D.I, the Performing Arts Design and Development Initiative. Here, your unique background is your greatest asset.

Through rigorous training, academic excellence, and the path to professional certification, P.A.D.D.I empowers you to excel. Whether you’re in high school, college, or stepping out into the world, P.A.D.D.I is your launchpad to success in the performing arts. With financial support and real-world opportunities, we’re not just preparing the next generation; we’re redefining excellence in the arts.

Join us, and become an indispensable part of the performing arts landscape. Because at P.A.D.D.I, we’re not just breaking barriers; we’re building bridges to a more inclusive, creative, and collaborative future. Your journey starts here. Are you ready to leave your mark on the performing arts world?

The Performing Arts Design and Development Initiative is made possible through the generous support of the Google Data Centers Grants Fund and from the Harriet D. Lattimer and Trueman Family Fund of The Columbus Foundation. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit The High School Performing Arts Design and Development Initiative is made possible by the generous support of the Siemer Family Foundation, the Crane Group, and Liberty Mutual Foundation and the State Auto Fund.