Congratulations to the successful applicants in the pilot Artists in the Community grant program. The below list of schools and organizations will receive funds to implement arts educational programming using teaching artists and arts organizations listed on the Arts Education Directory. In order to be eligible for funding, proposals were required to adhere to the following eligibility requirements:
1. Any public school or community organization located within Sacramento County was eligible to apply for grant. Current SMAC Cultural Arts Award grantees were ineligible.
2. All teaching artists for this project must have been chosen from the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission Arts Education Directory. There was no limit to the number of teaching artists an applicant could utilize.
3. All artists must be paid a fair market rate ($25 - $50 per hour) for the their time. Applicants must have contacted artist(s) prior to submitting an application, to ensure availability and interest.
4. Projects may target student populations of any age or demographic.
5. Projects must:
- Occur within Sacramento County during non-school hours (programs that are part of summer school are eligible);
- Include a budget that reflects at least a one-fourth cash match from the applicant;
- Dedicate at least 75% of the budget toward paying one or more teaching artists, and;
- Include at least 10 hours of contact between teaching artist(s) and the same student population.
2013 Artists in the Community Grant Awardees:
Mutual Assistance Network of Del Paso Heights
Selected Artist: Brenda Holts
Sacramento START Afterschool Program
Selected Artist: Susan Recely
Westlake Charter School
Selected Artist: Latin American Magic, an Educational and Cultural Association
Phoenix Park Magic Johnson Community Empowerment
Center Visual & Performing Arts Academy
Selected Artists: Daphne Burgess/ Olivia James
Salvation Army, Alhambra Campus
Selected Artist: Vince Horiuchi
Oak Ridge Elementary
Selected Artist: Vince Horiuchi
Asian Community Center
Selected Artist: Jane Hastings
California Montessori Project, Elk Grove Campus
Selected Artist: Roberta Almerez/ Brenda Holts
Any Given Child is a program initiative developed by the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington D.C. to bring access and equity to arts education during the school day for K-8 students. The 2012-13 school year will mark the third year of arts programming in Sacramento City and Twin Rivers School Districts under the Any Given Child Sacramento program, through a partnership between the Kennedy Center and Mayor Kevin Johnson’s For Arts Sake initiative. An important goal of the program is to develop a systematic, equitable process for making community arts resources available to the region’s schools
The Arts Commission administers the three areas of Any Given Child programming: Arts Exposure Experiences, in-class arts residencies, and professional development for teaching artists, classroom teachers, and school administrators.
To ensure you receive updates regarding the program, please register for our e-newsletter.
Creative Aging: There’s an Art to Getting Older
Recent research shows that new brain cells keep developing throughout our lifespan if we stretch ourselves by getting involved in activities new to us, such as exploring new creative and artistic skills. In response, a citywide program of workshops and classes was launched last year to inspire and encourage adults 50 years old and better to get involved in the arts.
Creative Aging is offered through a partnership with Sacramento Metropolitan Arts and the Sacramento Department of Parks & Recreation, Older Adult Services Section and is funded by the E.M. Hart Trust Fund.
Summer 2013 classes are now closed. Please register for our e-newsletterto receive updates on future classes.
Model Arts Program
The Arts Commission is committed to developing model programs in school districts in Sacramento County. We welcome inquiries from school districts interested in replicating any of our programs or developing new projects. To learn more please email Erika Kraft, or call (916) 808-3983.
Community Arts Program
The Arts Commission is committed to facilitating collaborations where community organizations partner with regional artists in the visual, performing, media, or literary arts to develop projects that promote their organizational missions and enrich their important work in the community. We welcome inquiries from community organizations interested in replicating any of our programs or developing new projects. To learn more please email Erika Kraft, or call (916) 808-3983.
Congressional Art Competition
In the spring of every year, the United States House of Representatives hosts a Congressional Art Competition for high school artists. Members of Congress hold contests within their districts to choose winning pieces of art by high school students, and the winning entries from all districts are displayed in the Cannon Tunnel at the U.S. Capitol for a period of one year. The winning student from each district is invited to Washington, DC for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Feel free to e-mail the Arts Education program or call (916) 808-3983 with questions.