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Utah Arts & Museums Awards Arts Education Grants – 24 April 2014

Utah Arts & Museums has granted $66,729 in Arts Education grants to 18 schools and school districts across the state representing 12 different counties. The purpose of Arts Education grants is to provide funding for a comprehensive arts education project with one or more artists and/or access to the services of an artistic company. Arts education projects may be thematic and focus on a particular core area such as math, science, language arts and social studies through dance, theatre, music, storytelling, film/video, visual arts and creative writing. Applicants may also apply for an artist-in-residence to provide schools with one artist in the discipline of the applicant’s choice for a 40-hour residency. The intent of the residency experience is to nurture creation of artistic work by learners.

Arts Education Teacher-Initiated Project grants accounted for $2,500 of the awards. These grants provide opportunities for teachers or administrators to gain knowledge and skills in an artistic discipline of their choice.

“Arts education is crucial for a thriving community,” said Lynnette Hiskey, Director of Utah Arts & Museums. “We’re pleased to offer this financial assistance to help schools and organizations work with professional artists and acquire innovative tools that can be used to reach learners.”

The next deadline for Arts Education grants will be March 1, 2015.

Arts Education Teacher-Initiated Project Grantees

 

Teacher and School

Award Amount

Roland Amendola – Vista Heights Middle School

 $500

Laura Graf – Snow Canyon Middle School

$500

Megan Nelson – Cedar Middle School

$500

Eileen Quintana – Nebo Title VII Indian Education Center

$500

James Rees – Provo High School

$500

 

 

Arts Education Project/Artist-in-Residence Grantees

 

School or School District

Award Amount

Bluff Elementary School

$9,982

Cache County School District

$3,006

Cedar Middle School

$2,856

Flaming Gorge Elementary School

$3,350

Garland Elementary School

$4,000

Hobble Creek Elementary School

 $1,125

Horizonte Instruction & Training Center

 $1,775

Mapleton Elementary School

 $1,750

Midvale Elementary School

 $4,000

Nebo Title VII Indian Education Program

 $6,500

Rees Elementary School

$7,000

Rose Park Academy

$5,000

Tooele County School District

$2,000

Viewmont High School

 $2,500

Whitehorse High School

$9,385

Total Amount Funded for Projects/Residencies

$64,229

 

 


For more information, please contact Laurie Baefsky, Grants Manager, at lbaefsky@utah.gov or call 801.236.7550.