18th Street Arts Center - 2004
Funded in March, 2004: $60000 for 2 years
The Dana grant will continue support of the artist training component of SMARTS in the Schools, a three-year old collaboration among 18th Street Arts Center, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) and the Cultural Affairs Division of the City of Santa Monica. The ultimate goal of SMARTS is to provide young people with hands-on experience in the arts. 18th Street achieves this goal by training local professional artists in the California Core Curriculum Standards and the Visual and Performing Arts Standards, equipping them with the expertise necessary to work collaboratively with classroom teachers to provide integrated curriculum-based arts education in local public schools.