Boca Raton, FL - In celebration of national Arts in Education Week and in support of the importance of arts in education, the Boca Museum of Art is announcing the allocation of $10,000 in field trip grants to educators in the Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties.
The Field Trip Grant Program funds educational classroom visits to the Boca Museum of Art between August 2013 and May 2014. The forty awardees for this school year include educators at Addison Mizner Elementary, David Posnack Jewish Day School, Dillard Center for the Arts, Forest Park Elementary, Hammock Pointe Elementary, J C Mitchell Elementary, Lighthouse Elementary, Loggers Run Middle School, Orchard View Elementary, Plumosa School of the Arts, Polo Park Middle School, Seminole Ridge High School, Spanish River High School, Upward Bound and West Riviera Elementary.
“The Boca Museum of Art provides a variety of resources to schools and educators to ensure that the visual arts and creative learning opportunities are part of the core curriculum,” said Luis Glickman, Assistant Curator of Education.
In July 2010, the US House of Representatives passed a resolution designating the second week of September as Arts in Education Week to emphasize the importance of the arts as an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students.
Field trip grants are one of several programs the Museum offers to students and educators, including free online lesson plans; Education Mornings, a free visual arts program for K-12 students; and Meet a Master, Create a Masterpiece Roadshow, providing visual arts programming to afterschool students.
Accredited K-12 public, private, or charter schools that maintain a 501(c)(3) or a 509(a)(1) tax-exempt status are eligible to apply. Educators, teachers, principals, or classified staff must plan and execute a field trip that provides a demonstrable learning experience for students.
Boca Museum of Art
The Boca Museum of Art is one of the leading cultural institutions in South Florida, achieving international recognition as a world-class visual arts institution for its dynamic, changing exhibitions from acclaimed artists and distinguished permanent collection. The Museum’s many public programs include artist presentations, family activities, art films, the Annual Art Festival, and more than 100 classes per week at its studio Art School. Museum Auxiliaries include The Artists’ Guild, Friends Auxiliary, and Collectors’ Forum. For more information call 561.392.2500 or visit www.bocamuseum.org
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