OHIO ALLIANCE FOR ARTS EDUCATION ANNOUNCES CHALLENGE GRANT
The Ohio Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE) announced today a challenge grant campaign in partnership with the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC). Proceeds from the fundraising campaign will support OAAE’s Community Arts Education programs. Every dollar donated to OAAE’s Community Arts Education programs up to a total of $50,000 will be matched one-to-one by the Greater Columbus Arts Council for a total of $100,000.
OAAE’s Community Arts Education programs serve more than 150,000 central Ohio residents each year. Much of the work involves long-term commitments to urban youth in some of Columbus’ most challenging neighborhoods. This requires an investment of both public and private resources. Supporters of arts education are urged to take advantage of this opportunity to double their investment in strengthening these unique and inspiring arts education programs. Donations are tax deductible.
About the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education: The Ohio Alliance for Arts Education is a statewide service organization whose mission is to ensure the arts are an integral part of the education of every Ohioan. Since 1974 the OAAE has provided services and resources that support high quality arts education in-school, out-of-school, and in communities statewide. As a leader in the areas of professional development, building collaborations, and advocacy the OAAE works at the local, state, and federal levels. The OAAE is supported with financial and human resources from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Ohio Arts Council, Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Music Education Association, Ohio Foundation for Music Education, Ohio Art Education Association, OhioDance, Ohio Educational Theatre Association, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Greater Cincinnati Alliance for Arts Education, and its members.
In 2012 the Community Arts Education programs that were a part of the Greater Columbus Arts Council were transferred to the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, adding to its already extensive portfolio of programs and services. These programs, serving Columbus and Franklin County, center on developing creativity and lifelong learning skills in K-12 youth and adults through programming in schools and outside of school hours.
More about the Community Arts Education Programs:
Franklin County Neighborhood Arts Grants Program (FCNA)
Art in the House, in partnership with TRANSIT ARTS
Professional Development in Arts Integration for K-12 Teachers
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Tim Katz, Director, Community Arts Education
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