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Friday, May 17, 2013

NEWS: Utah Arts & Museums Awards $65,100 in Arts Education Grants

Utah Arts & Museums Awards $65,100 in Arts Education Grants

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Arts & Museums has granted $65,100 in Arts Education Grants for Schools and School Districts to 22 schools across the state representing 12 counties. Arts Education Grants 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 totaled $3,000. Teacher-Initiated Project Grants provide opportunities for teachers or administrators to gain knowledge and skills in an artistic discipline of their choice. This grant is for the classroom teacher who may not have a degree in one of the art forms and has a particular interest in increasing both knowledge and skills.

“Arts education is vital for building our communities,” said Lynnette Hiskey, Interim Director of Utah Arts & Museums. “We’re glad 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.”

The next deadline for Arts Education Grants will be March 1, 2014.

Arts Education Teacher-Initiated Projects
Teacher and School
Award Amount
         Sophia Esterman- Horizonte Instruction &   
         Training Center
Shannon Erikson- Foothills Elementary
Robert Lacey- Valley High School
Dolly Scharf- Foothills Elementary
Linda Dalton Walker- Midvale Middle School
Francine Woods- Escalante Valley Elementary                   

Arts Education Project/Artist-in-Residence Grant
School or School District
Award Amount
Nebo Title VII Indian Education Program
Bluff Elementary School
Rees Elementary School
Iron County School District
Whitehorse High School
Manila Elementary School
Flaming Gorge Elementary School
Garland Elementary School
East Elementary School
North Summit Elementary
Helper Junior High School
Viewmont High School
Horizonte Instruction & Training Center
Early Light Academy
Hobble Creek Elementary School
Bonneville Elementary School
The Academy for Math, Engineering & Science
Salt Lake Arts Academy
Ensign Elementary School
Cache County School District
Mapleton Elementary School
Sierra Bonita Elementary School
Total Amount Funded

For questions or assistance with the application process, please contact Katie Woslager, Grants Manager, at kwoslager@utah.gov or call 801.236.7550.

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