Aug 30, 2010 1:30 PM by Melissa Canone

AcA's Arts In Education Program-Grant Recipients Announced

LAFAYETTE, LA - The AcA's Arts In Education Program is excited to announce the 2009/2010 Round II Arts Grants For Teachers recipients.

Through funding provided by the Lafayette Parish School System the AcA was able to administer a total of $11,304 for 2009/2010 school year. A total of 15 grants were awarded, impacting 820 students and 26 teachers/artists.

The purpose of this grant program is to encourage teachers to design and develop artistically creative and innovative projects involving the visual and performing arts.

Applications for Round I of the Arts Grants For Teachers granting program are available by visiting The deadline for application submission is December 10, 2010. See below for a list of the awardees for Round II 2009/2010:

Chalkin' Through the Curriculum Ossun Elementary - Becky Cade/Mandy Smith, 50 3rd grade students Grant Project Summary: Students will apply concepts from all areas of the curriculum into sidewalk art creations and compile them into slideshow presentations.

George Rodrigue....More Than Just a Blue Dog Face!Ossun Elementary - Becky Cade/Mandy Smith, 50 3rd grade students George Rodrigue is
most famous for his Blue Dog artwork, but his contributions as a citizen of this state go much further than that. Through a yearlong study of the works of Rodrigue, students will discover the progression of his art and how it has contributed to the success of our community and state by integrating projects into different subject areas of the curriculum. The unit will culminate with a field trip to his gallery for a question/answer session with the artist and lunch at Blue Dog Café.

Graffiti Art Moss Annex - Troy Dugas, 2nd-12th grade 22 students Students in the Talent Visual Art Program will create graffiti art using a variety of media to explore line, text, color and symbols.

Ready, Set, Action!Exploring Genres Through Film Ossun Elementary - Becky Cade, 3rd grade 25 students Students will make connections between genres in film and literature by participating in a
discussion series on filmmaking and creating short genre films. J.W. James presents "A Christmas Carol"
J.W. James Elementary - Cissy Whipp/Erin Gray/Hannah Briggs, 5th grade 120 students A collaborative arts project integrating " A Christmas Carol" into the curriculum and culminating in a community performance featuring 5th grade band, dance, drama, piano, strings, visual art, and vocal music students




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