Do you think your school’s theatre or other arts program is doing something innovative? Here’s a great opportunity for you to share and showcase your program, students, and school and be awarded money to make it even better. The College Board Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts celebrates the achievements of arts initiatives for students in grades 6–12 that promote learning and creativity in exemplary and innovative ways. Schools are awarded $5,000 each in three categories; one will receive an additional $2500 as the national winner.
The three categories are:
1. Arts Integration, recognizing initiatives that use an innovative approach to drawing connections between arts-based learning and other subjects.
2. Equity through arts, recognizing a program that uses the arts as a tool for increasing academic engagement among underserved students.
3. Civic engagement/professional partnerships, recognizing a program that uses arts experiences as vehicles for engagement with local arts professionals and/or nonprofits organizations.
The application deadline is April 4, 2014. Further details on award categories, full application instructions, and profiles of past winners can be found at artsaward.collegeboard.org