your support in time and money we can provide the following benefits
More kids‚ arts classes
The arts help to raise test scores and reach children in ways
no other subject can. A peek into the world of the arts is
not enough. Children need ongoing nurturing, guidance, and
inspiration in this fundamental aspect of their education.
More performances from world class groups
Our children should see the arts performed by those who
live the arts!
Additional teacher arts grants
Year after year classroom teachers reach into their own
pockets to give their students enriching arts experiences. Help
us to ensure that funding will be available for each and every
teacher to give their children the gift of bringing the curriculum
to life through the arts.
Arts rooms at each of the schools
These facilities will be
dedicated exclusively for the arts.
Arts Learning Activities Buses (Arts
LABs) to travel from school to school
Help us convert surplus school buses to a fleet of mobile
The Techno/Arts buses are
the first two out of the garage and has been successfully transformed
into an official Arts LAB. They are currently receiving rave
reviews!! Picture a renovated school bus equipped with digital
video cameras and video editing stations that kids can use
to create their own “commercials for learning'' which document
the knowledge they've gained.
Our Music Bus will
glide up to your child's classroom and into his heart. Imagine
an environment where hundreds of musical instruments beckon
you to pick them up - to shake, rattle, and roll! Children
learn about the science of sound as they experiment with non-traditional
sound sources. Our Music and Movement Bus will be outfitted
with sound equipment that can turn a playground blacktop into
a dance studio with a library of music from around the world.
Our next Arts LAB will be our Theatre
Bus. Close your eyes and envision a bus with awnings
and backdrops that transform the area around the bus into
a stage - complete with props and costumes. Doors
open to a world where Shakespeare is alive and where future
Andrew Lloyd Webers and Steven Spielbergs are being awakened.
Now that the fleet is launched, we have plans
for The Traveling Interactive Art Museum Bus.
This will include a children's art gallery, temporary art exhibits
to set up at each site, mini museums from around the world,
and lots of hands-on activities.
The Idea Factory Bus will
be geared towards teachers with the kids being the ultimate
benefactors. This “bus” will provide the latest in arts resource
books, kits, supplies, lesson plans and materials. We'll host
work shops, give teachers turnkey projects, and provide deluxe
door to door service for the busy classroom teachers.
Our Beyond-the-Box Bus will
provide an architectural world to inspire the next Frank Gehry
or Frank Lloyd Wright. Come learn about the physics of architecture
and then build your own structures using giant tinker toys,
large Legos, huge Velcro building blocks - all aided by computer-generated
And the list goes on…