FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Date: September 13, 2013
For a fourth year, Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania (YA) and retail giant Target are teaming up to offer Arts Education Grants of up to $10,000 each, to selected New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania schools. At a time when schools throughout the region are suffering from budget cuts, YA and Target hope to provide some relief.
The grants are designed to bring extraordinary and inspiring arts experiences (performances, hands-on workshops, and professional development) delivered by YA’s team of professional teaching artists. Designed to foster creativity within schools and communities, each customized program is developed to maximize students’ experiences with quality arts programs, provide opportunities to understand the cultural importance of the arts and creativity, and connect to classroom curriculum and their lives. Each grant will also provide support for selected school to create a community celebration as a culminating event.