Arts Council awards $44,000 to support Evansville youth arts programs

Caze Elementary School students painting birdhouses during the last week of school in May 2021. The program was funded through a Sponsorship of the Arts grant from the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana.

EVANSVILLE – The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana awarded $44,000 to 15 local organizations and schools this week.

The grants allow organizations to create and continue unique arts programming for Vanderburgh County students.

The 15 schools and organizations applied for the Arts Council’s annual Sponsorship of the Arts grant this spring. An Arts Council committee selected the organizations over the summer. The funding comes from the Arts Council’s Community Arts Fund.

“Children thrive when provided opportunities for creativity and expression,” said Anne McKim, executive director of The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. “The 2021 Sponsorship Grant programs will allow thousands of young people to participate in the arts in their schools and throughout our community, and we’re delighted to be a catalyst for this inspiration and enrichment.”

Organization/SchoolProject Title
AIS Diamond Middle SchoolThe Dream Art Atmosphere
Children’s Center for Dance EducationJoshua Academy Dance Floor
Culver Family Learning CenterCulver Family Learning Art Show
Evansville Lutheran SchoolStudent Gallery
Evansville Philharmonic OrchestraBefore There Was Mozart
F.J. Reitz High School Department of TheatreReitz Theatre’s Bright Future
Highland Elementary SchoolFull STEAM Ahead- Collaborative Courtyard STEAM Project
Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville (cMoe)cMoe’s Artist-in-Residence Program
McGary Middle School Evansville-Vanderburgh School CorporationGlimpses of the Galaxy
Memorial Community Development Corp“Fit for Play” Phase 2: Music & Motion
North High SchoolAll Things Glowforge!
Signature SchoolSublimation
University of EvansvilleUE Music Conservatory Music Fundamentals Class for EVSC Students
Washington Middle School/Twymon Art GalleryPath to Education Mural
William Henry Harrison High SchoolAcrylic Painting Unit

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