Arts Education - Rural Initiative

Acadiana Arts Council

The Dana grant will enable The AAC to implement a pilot project providing professional development in the performing arts for artists and select personnel working in schools. The concept is a two-year, four-part project that includes a workshop desig...
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Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts- 2007

Dana funds will help AIEA train 10-12 Alabama artists to work as Teaching Artists in Alabama's Black Belt. The goals of the proposed project are to provide basic arts education opportunities to students in Black Belt schools; develop a cadre of train...
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Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire

Dana funding will allow the Arts Alliance, in conjunction with the New England Consortium of Artist-Educator Professionals, to offer “Extending the Dance Map/A Northern New England Rural Dance Project,” a pilot project aimed at training dancers acros...
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Carnegie Hall. Inc.

With Dana funding, Carnegie Hall will offer “Artists as Educators: Planning Effective Workshops for Teachers,” a seminar developed by the Kennedy Center for participants in its Partners in Education program. A Kennedy Center Artist/Educator will lead...
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Central Coast Center for Arts Education - 2007

The project will build on year one of the Dana-funded pilot entitled “Illuminating Shadows: Introducing Storytelling and Shadow Puppetry to a New Generation.” A new group of rural school teachers and performing artists will be recruited to receive tr...
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Denver Center for the Performing Arts

With funding from The Dana Foundation, the Denver Center will collaborate with three rural arts organizations in Colorado to launch a pilot training program in their communities for experienced and novice teaching artists. The goals of the program ar...
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Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival - 2007

With Dana funding, a trainee recruited from a rural community, will receive individualized guidance from Master Jacob’s Pillow artist-educators in the Pillow’s Curriculum in Motion® (CIM) education program. CIM uses teaching residencies to explore ch...
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Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education

The Dana grant will enable The Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education to establish a series of professional development seminars for teaching artists which will be offered three times a year in 2007 and in 2008. One seminar each year will take place...
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The PEN Foundation

The PEN Foundation will use Dana funds to give elementary school music specialists in a tri-county area of Appalachia the opportunity to receive training in the Orff Schulwerk method at the University of Memphis Scheidt School of Music during a summe...
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Utah State University

With funding from The Dana Foundation, Utah State University will provide professional development for fulltime music teachers in Utah's rural schools using three modalities: site visits by faculty, remote mentoring using Macromedia Breeze software w...
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Van Wezel Performing Arts Center - 2007

With continued funding from the Dana Foundation, Van Wezel added supportive layers and continuity to a project that seeks to establish a cadre of teaching artists, trained to work collaboratively with classroom teachers, to successfully integrate the...
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Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Inc. - 2006

With renewed Dana funding, Arts Presenters, in conjunction with the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, continued to expand and refine the Artist Educator Initiative (AEI), an in-depth training for professional artists and classroom teachers who...
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Central Coast Center for Arts Education - 2006

The Central Coast Center offered “Illuminating Shadows: Introducing Storytelling and Shadow Puppetry to a New Generation” to artists seeking placements in California schools as teaching artists, or art specialists, but who do not have teaching creden...
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Lincoln Center Institute - 2006

Lincoln Center Institute partnered with the Delta Aesthetic Education Institute to offer "Aesthetic Education in Rural Settings," a professional development program that addressed challenges faced by teaching artists in aesthetic education who work i...
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New Mexico Arts

The Dana Foundation funded "Making Connections: Movement, Performance, and Learning," a pilot project in performing arts education professional development for educators and teaching artists. The curriculum was developed to meet the needs of rural Ne...
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Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall - 2006

The Dana grant allowed The Van Wezel to identify and train teaching artists from rural Florida counties to work in the classroom.  Instructors from the Kennedy Center Partners in Education trained teams in developing arts integration lessons.  These ...
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William Inge Center for the Arts - 2006

With Dana funding, the Inge Center trained a core group of teaching artists to teach in the schools and lead workshops in the most effective methods of arts education for other artists and classroom teachers. By developing a regional base of artists ...
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Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts - 2008

Dana renewed funding for the Teaching Artist Training Project for Alabama artists to work as teaching artists in the “Black Belt” of Alabama.  The goals of the project are to 1) provide basic arts education opportunities to students in Black Belt sch...
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Arizona Community Foundation

In partnership with the Arizona Commission on the Arts, ASSET, a university funded technology portal for public school educators, and the Arizona Department of Education, the Arizona Community Foundation will create a pilot professional learning comm...
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Community Health and Counseling Services

Community Health and Counseling Services sponsors a dance program in seven schools in Bangor, providing classes to full grades ranging from kindergarten to 5th grade.  Dance is held for one class period once a week during the school day and all child...
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CoMotion Dance Project at the University of Montana

The Dana Foundation awarded funding to assist in the initiation of Montana’s Model Dance Education Project, a program that will develop teaching standards and train professional dancers to teach in Western Montana schools. The grant will provide trai...
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Lied Center of Kansas

Dana funding will enable The Lied Center to offer the Kennedy Center Artist as Educator Workshops to new and experienced teaching artists.  These workshops train teaching artists in planning and presenting workshops for teachers (for integrating the ...
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Missouri Folk Arts Program

With Dana funding, The Missouri Folk Arts Program will create a series of workshops to train folk artists as educators for K-12 schools.  This proposed project builds on an NEA-funded pilot program which trained three folk artists for residencies in ...
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National String Project Consortium

The National String Project Consortium (NSPC) supports the creation and growth of String Projects at universities across the country. These String Projects provide practical hands-on training for undergraduate string education majors during their col...
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Northern Prairie Performing Arts

The Dana Foundation grant will enable Northern Prairie Performing Arts to hold a series of workshops aimed at developing the teaching skills of NPAA artists who present performances to schools throughout the upper Mid-West.  The workshops will equip ...
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Piedmont Arts Association

Piedmont Arts received funding to train professional artists and teachers for their “Minds in Motion” program. Begun in 1993 by The Richmond Ballet, Minds in Motion is a dance class derived from the methodology of Jacques D’Amboise of National Dance ...
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Powder River Symphony

Dana awarded funding for the training of in-school music specialists by professional artists and curriculum designers to develop more effective music instruction techniques and more challenging performance standards.  Professional musicians who will ...
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Shakespeare & Company

Shakespeare & Company received funding to create and offer a training course for artist educators to teach themes of Shakespeare plays to middle and elementary school students.  The proposed program is modeled on the philosophy and methodology of the...
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Tarleton State University

Dana funding will enable Tarleton to provide Level I Orff Schulwerk training for 20 K-8 music teachers, 2 Tarleton music faculty, and 3 Tarleton pre-service music student teachers. Level I establishes foundation knowledge and skills in the Orff Schul...
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A+ Schools Program/ UNCG Excellence Foundation

The A+ Schools Program received funding to conduct comprehensive training for 44 teaching artists in two rural regions (11 counties) of North Carolina. The purpose of the training is to increase the capacity of Teaching Artists to conduct residency p...
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Utah Shakespearean Festival

The Utah Shakespearean Festival, Southern Utah University and the Iron County School District are creating an Arts Educator Training program, modeled after ArtsBridge America. This project will train university students in the arts and arts education...
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Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall - 2008

The Van Wezel received funding to continue training another tier of local artists to develop arts integrated lesson plans and present them in the classrooms of rural Florida counties.  Selected teaching artists will develop the skills necessary to wo...
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Young Audiences of Western New York

With Dana funding, Young Audiences of Western NY will offer the Western New York Teaching Artist Development Program.  Professional artists in the performing arts from the rural areas surrounding Buffalo will be recruited and trained to replicate, ad...
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Acadiana Arts Council - 2009

With renewed funding, the AAC will offer the Performing Arts Learners project which provides professional development in the performing arts for artists and select personnel working in schools. The concept is a two-year, four-part project that begins...
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Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts - 2009

The Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts received a third Dana grant to train eight to ten Teaching Artists to teach in rural counties throughout Alabama. The project will be modeled after AIEA’s Dana-funded pilot project which trained artists...
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Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire - 2009

Funding for the third and fourth years of “Extending the Dance Map: A Northern New England Rural Dance Project” will allow the Alliance to build on the Dana-funded pilot project’s progress toward developing and training a network of dance educators d...
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Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

The Council, in collaboration with the Fine Arts and Gifted and Talented Departments of the Louisiana Department of Education, will implement a professional development institute and follow-up workshops to train arts specialists, arts teachers, and t...
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Borderlands Theatre

The Dana grant will enable Borderlands Theatre to implement a 40-hour professional development program that builds on Borderlands Theatre’s existing educational program and incorporates coaching and mentoring for novice teaching artists.  Program dir...
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Junior Appalachian Musicians

In response to the program’s success and to address concerns of program quality and consistency, JAM incorporated in Spring 2008 and began development of affiliation standards – including the requirement that teachers participate in at least annual s...
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Kentucky Shakespeare Festival

Because all of Kentucky Shakespeare Festival’s professional artist educators currently reside in urban areas, long-term residencies at rural schools have proven too costly.  The goal of the proposed project is to identify twenty artists already livin...
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Lied Center for the Performing Arts (Nebraska)

Dana funding will support the Nebraska Teaching Artist Initiative. This two-year program provides training to community and teaching artists to learn how to plan effective artist residencies designed for K-12 students enrolled in rural Nebraska schoo...
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Maui Academy of Performing Arts

Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) offers educational performing arts programs across the state of Hawaii.  MAPA’s Teaching Artist Training Program provides high-caliber, in-depth training to prepare professional teaching artists to teach perform...
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Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education - 2009

With renewed Dana funding, the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education aims to increase student access to arts education by training artists to work with teachers in K-12 classrooms, demonstrating their art form and its connection to state framework ...
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