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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

NEWS: Arts Education Grants Awardees from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums

For immediate release
June 14, 2011

Arts Education Grants from the
Utah Division of Arts & Museums Announced

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Division of Arts & Museums announces the award of arts education grants to teachers, schools, school districts and nonprofit organizations.

“Arts education is critical to building our communities,” said Margaret Hunt, Utah Division of Arts & Museums Director. “We are proud to be able to offer this financial assistance to help schools and organizations work with professional artists, gain innovative tools that can be used to reach learners, and ensure quality arts education in our schools and our communities.”

Fifteen teachers were awarded Teacher-Initiated Project grants which provide $500 in financial assistance for schools to support teachers in gaining skills and knowledge in an artistic discipline of their choice.

Nishelle Morgan, Art City Elementary School
Kim Larsen, Art City Elementary School
Glori Alsop, Bear River High School
Linda Sorensen, Beaver School District
Anna Hart, Bluff Elementary School
Krista Kent, Bonneville Junior High School
Jennifer Berger, East Meadows Elementary School
Tonie Thorpe, Foothills Elementary School
Cathy Wilson, Helper Junior High School
Kristy Carter, Juab High School
Edie Davis, M Lynn Bennion Elementary School
Eileen Quintana, Nebo Title VII Indian Education Program
Helen Sargent, Silver Hills Elementary School
Alexa Larsen, Spanish Oaks Elementary School
Robert Lacey, Valley High School

Twelve nonprofit organizations and 21 schools and school districts were awarded arts education grants which can support either 40 hours of artist-in-residence at the school or a comprehensive arts education project utilizing the services of artists or artistic companies.

Nonprofit organizations:
4 Youngsters, $2,000
Art Access/VSA Utah (Kindred Spirits), $5,400
Bad Dog Rediscovers America, $7,000
Boulder Community Foundation, $2,900
Brolly Arts, $2,000
Center for Documentary Arts, $5,000
Gunnison City, $2,000
Holy Cross Ministries, $6,300
Indian Walk-In Center, $3,000
Neighborworks Salt Lake, $5,000
Salt Lake Valley Detention Center, $3,000
Southern Utah University English Department, $2,700

Schools and school districts
Bluff Elementary School, $8,000
Canyons School District, $10,000
Cedar Middle School, $1,000
Cherry Creek Elementary School, $860
Ensign Elementary School, $3,000
Flaming Gorge Elementary School, $2,500
Garland Elementary School, $1,000
Granite School District, $3,000
Helper Junior High School, $1,000
Hobble Creek Elementary School, $2,000
Iron County School District, $6,000
Lindon Elementary School, $1,000
Manila Elementary School, $1,000
Mapleton Elementary School, $1,000
Moab Charter School, $2,000
Murray School District, $2,000
Nebo Title VII Indian Education Program, $6,500
North Davis Preparatory Academy, $1,000
Rees Elementary School, $5,000
Whitehorse High School, $10,000
Wilson Elementary School, $1,600

For more information, go to www.artsandmuseums.utah.gov, or contact Katie Woslager, Grants Manager at kwoslager@utah.gov or 801-236.7550.

About the Utah Division of Arts & Museums
The Utah Division of Arts & Museums is a division of the Utah Department of Community and Culture with a goal to promote innovation in and the growth of Utah’s arts and culture community. The Division provides funding, education, and technical services to individuals and organizations statewide so that all Utahns, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic status, can access, understand, and receive the benefits of arts and culture. Additional information on the programs and services can be found at www.artsandmuseums.utah.gov or by calling 801.236.7555.

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