Alaska Arts Southeast, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 1973 in Sitka, Alaska whose mission is to build community in Alaska by providing opportunities in arts, culture, and recreation in an inclusive, educational and inspirational environment. Our programs include a nationally recognized summer arts program, performing arts series, artist in the schools programs, and artist residencies. Our flagship program, the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, a leader in arts education, provides interdisciplinary summer programs for kids from around the US and world. Our summer programs have been recognized by both the White House and the National Endowment for the Arts for excellence and innovation in arts education and community building. In January 2011, our organization was gifted 20 acres and 20 buildings of the historic Sheldon Jackson College campus.