Teachers from 15 schools receive funding for projects that promote the arts in education

ArtsGreensboro announced today the recipients of its 2015– 2016 Teacher Art Grants.

The Teacher Art Grant program awards funds to emphasize arts projects and programs in all school subject areas; support the teaching of the N.C. Arts Curriculum; bring artists into classrooms; reach large numbers of students; and encourage cooperative arts projects among schools, teachers, PTAs, and other organizations.

This year’s program awarded grants to teachers for arts projects in public and private schools serving Greater Greensboro-area students in grades K – 12. Awards range from $125 to approximately $1500.

“The Teacher Art Grant program is one of ArtsGreensboro’s cornerstone initiatives,” said Tom Philion, ArtsGreensboro President and CEO. “Enhancing access to the arts in education is tremendously important; we know that students who are involved with the arts perform much better in school, are more likely to graduate from high school, and become more engaged citizens.”

The grant recipients and their projects include:

For more information about ArtsGreensboro’s Teacher Art Grant program and other grant programs, please contact Development Manager Chip Berry at 333-373-7523, x243, or visit artsgreensboro.org. The deadline for the next round of Teacher Arts Grants will be October 2016.