ART IN EDUCATION GRANTS
The Arts in Education grants are intended to provide support to teachers who require additional resources so art, humanities and culture can be a part of students’ educational experience. At this time in our country’s history when science, engineering, technology and math are emphasized so strongly, the Arts Council agrees with the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities who feel “education without the arts is an incomplete education.” The Arts and Humanities complete an education that gives young people the capacity to innovate and meet the challenges of a global marketplace. Beginning in November of 2013, grant applications will be reviewed monthly for funding up to $2,500.
Artist grants support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Grant applications will be considered for funding up to $2,500 and will be reviewed quarterly (starting in November of 2013), then accepted in January, April, July and October.
The Calhoun County Arts Council has pulled together a county-wide coloring book that will feature history in Athens, Albion, Battle Creek, Homer, Marshall and Tekonsha.
Books have been available since September 2012 and copies will be given to every third grader in the Calhoun Intermediate School District during the 2012-2013 school year as they study Michigan history.
Purchase your copy of the Countywide Coloring Book - "History in Color - Calhoun County, Michigan" at one of many great places around the county. Click here to find out where you can get one.