Workshop for Application Assistance on Thursday, November 10th 2011 from 4 to 5:30 pm
VSA arts Rhode Island is pleased to announce the availability of Access the Arts Grants to provide artist-in-residence programs that benefit students with disabilities, grades K through 12. Access The Arts is offering funding awards of up to $2,500.00 to schools throughout Rhode Island for inclusive and integrated art projects supported in partnership with the RI Department of Education.
VSA arts Rhode Island is a statewide nonprofit arts and education organization providing programs and opportunities for persons with disabilities to actively participate in the Rhode Island cultural community. As an educational affiliate of The Kennedy Center, VSA arts RI provides educators, parents and artists with resources to support accessible and inclusive arts education in schools and community sites.
The purpose of the Access the Arts Grants is to provide students with disabilities the opportunity to explore their creative talents, work with professional artists in intensive “hands on” art experiences, and participate more fully with their peers in their communities. Projects in all art forms: drama, creative writing, dance, music, visual and media arts are appropriate.
In this difficult economic time, Access The Arts offers RI’s schools increased opportunities to provide standards based arts education and meet the priorities set by RIDE’s “Transforming Education In Rhode Island” Strategic Plan. Prospective applicants, artists, and school personnel are invited to attend an orientation workshop for assistance in planning, designing and completing an application for funding on Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 4 to 5:30 pm at Independence Square, 500 Prospect Street, Pawtucket.
VSA arts Rhode Island’s Access the Arts program is funded by a grant from the RI Department of Education.
It is designed to improve both the quality and quantity of arts experiences available to students with disabilities while reinforcing the core curriculum and educational goals of the participant schools.
Application and guidelines are also available on the web site: www.vsartsri.org The application deadline is Friday, December 12th at 4pm.