2017 Organizational Grantees
Organizational Grants are designed to assist Pinellas County not-for-profit arts and cultural organizations by supporting educational programs that provide the opportunity for children, youth and special populations to have positive live arts experiences through quality arts instruction.
Creative Pinellas is excited to announce the recipients of its 2017 Organizational Grants:
This grant will help fund teacher payments and art supplies for 10 weeks of Summer Art & Clay Camps that will be held at the Morean Arts Center and Center for Clay. This engaging camp will focus the Centers’ teen camps on one art medium with one teaching artist each week, which allows for in-depth art instruction and projects. Read their blog here.
This grant will help pay for artists for in-school presentations that will precede the attendance of 3rd grade students from under-performing schools at an opera for children. Pinellas County Schools are partnering with the St. Pete Opera Company to bus approximately 600 students to Opera Central for performances of Pinocchio. Students will receive pre-performance instruction on a chorus to be performed as part of the opera and will be taught basics of opera and the power of the unamplified human voice. Read their blog here.
This grant will support the American Stage Education & Outreach Teaching Artists which reach students throughout Tampa Bay with award-winning summer programs and Write On! Pinellas outreach drama clubs and playwriting residencies, empowering students to be bolder, wiser and more compassionate onstage and in life. Read their blog here.
Creative Clay is utilizing the grant to pay for professional teaching artists for the 2017 Art Around the World Inclusive Summer Camp. Over the course of the camp, children will study the countries of Japan, Ireland, Greece, and Tanzania. The class of 12 will be led by professional artist Patsy Lieberman and two teaching assistants. Read their blog here.
The grant will be used in connection with three camps at the Dunedin Fine Art Center: the new iPad Explorations camp for children 8 to 11 years old, the new Mural Madness camp for teens 12 to 16 years old as well as a daily clay class for children 4 and a half to 5 years old in the Mini Masters Camps. In the camps children will be taught a wide variety of art forms and mediums using both traditional methods and new technologies. Read their blog here.
With the help of the grant, the Museum of Fine Arts is partnering with the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches and the Public Art Project to provide artist-led instruction for at-risk youth. The children will have the unique opportunity to work with local and internationally recognized visual artists to improve self-esteem, broaden their scope of artistic expression and build skills of collaboration. Students and teaching artists work together to create an overarching theme for the course of the 14-week project. Read their blog here.
This grant will help fund Great Explorations’ It Starts with the Arts education program which is focused on innovative art projects and collaborative community painting and music activities for area youth. Specifically, the grant will help fund the purchase of art supplies for summer campers and a museum outreach effort as well as fees for a community-wide interactive painting experience and interactive musical performances. Read their blog here.
The grant will support artist instructor fees for visual arts classes serving youth 11 to 18 years old. The classes will culminate in a final art project to be showcased at an exhibit and reception for family, friends, and the community at the Enoch Davis Center. The program uses an arts platform to engage today’s youth and teen population in activities that support their development as productive, caring, community-minded citizens. Read their blog here.
The grant supports an innovative series of workshops with a rotating theme spanning a five-week period. In these workshops children can experience the work of Salvador Dalí and explore the creative process by making art related to Dalí. Students are introduced, many for the first time, to using various mediums such as paints, pastel chalks, collage, and paper maché. Finally, students and their families visit the Museum, a first-time experience for many. Read their blog here.
This grant supports Family Concerts that will take place in Pinellas County and will cover musician compensation costs and the costs of hiring two special guest artists among other things. These engaging and interactive chamber music concerts introduce young children to classical music with a Florida Orchestra ensemble. The Concerts help develop focus, creativity and critical thinking skills as well as being a lot of fun. Read their blog here.
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