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The National Guild has received a $275,000 grant from MetLife Foundation to continue the MetLife Foundation Partners in Arts Education Program. The national initiative—now entering its ninth year—aims to improve teaching and learning in the arts by supporting and promoting exemplary partnerships between nonprofit arts education organizations and public schools. Objectives for 2013 include the distribution of grants of up to $20,000 to support arts education partnerships during the 2013-2014 school year and the production of a partnership training institute in conjunction with the Guild's annual Conference for Community Arts Education (Oct. 30 – Nov. 2 in Chicago, IL).
The goal of the National Guild for Community Arts Education/MetLife Foundation Partners in Arts Education Grant Program is to enhance arts learning in K-12 public schools by supporting Guild member/public school partnerships that:
Read Partners in Excellence: A Guide to Community School of the Arts/Public School Partnerships
Download Profiles in Excellence (a supplement to Partners in Excellence)
On behalf of MetLife Foundation, the National Guild for Community Arts Education awarded 12 grants totaling $215,000 to support exemplary partnerships between public schools and nonprofit community arts education organizations during the 2012-2013 school year.
Download 2012 press release (PDF)
Download 2012-2013 project descriptions (PDF)
Partners in Excellence: A Guide to Community School of the Arts/Public School Partnerships from Inspiration to Implementation covers the reasons to partner, planning and budgeting, fundraising and advocacy, content creation, professional development, and evaluation and assessment. Worksheets and an annotated bibliography are included.
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