We recently received two grants that we’re just thrilled about.
First, a big thank you to the Youth Advisory Council at the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation for a $1,500 grant for our programming.
Second, we’re thrilled to announce that we were awarded a Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) grant for $3,200!
“We’re gratified that the community continues to support and value arts education for people with disabilities,” said Dayna Ryan, executive director of ACT-GT. “We’re happy to be the group that makes this happen.”
The money will be used to provide winter artist-in-residence programs for special education students in the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District (TBAISD). Last year, our programs benefited more than 85 students in 12 classrooms.
This winter, we’re planning to bring aboard potter Phil Wilson, multimedia artist Marcia Borell, drama instructor Deni Don-Hunting, and martial arts instructor Chris Pline. Classes will be held beginning in January. The grants will not only provide for instruction, but supplies as well.
The culmination of the artist-in-residence program can be seen at our Arts for All program April 29! Join us and THANK YOU, generous funders.