Maritz Arts and Education Fund for Teachers

The Maritz Arts and Education Fund for Teachers is a unique A&E partnership that provides critical funds to arts education programs serving St. Louis area school districts. Maritz and the Arts and Education Council partner to offer this unique funding opportunity to individual schools and nonprofit organizations to support projects and opportunities that encourage creativity in the classroom; the grants are administered by the Arts and Education Council and supported with a leadership gift from Maritz. The distinctive funding program enables teachers to apply directly for a grant to use during the school year. The Fund’s goal is to support classroom-based projects and artistic opportunities that engage students in the creative process.

Apply for a Maritz Arts and Education Fund for Teachers here.

 

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Brown Elementary School

Brown Elementary School’s grant will support a fifth grade theatrical production of Maniac Magee, a Newberry Medal Award-winning novel. The book was written by author...

Ferguson-Florissant School District

Doug Erwin, Fine Arts Content Coordinator for the Ferguson-Florissant School District and recipient of A&E’s 2016 St. Louis Arts Awards Art Educator of the Year...

La Salle Middle School

Funding from the Maritz Arts and Education Fund for Teachers will fund a partnership between La Salle Middle School and the Center of Creative Arts...

Griscom Public School

Griscom Public School is an alternative school serving grades 5 – 12 and is located in the St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Center. Currently the school offers...

Keeven Elementary School

Nearly 400 students will benefit from Keeven Elementary School’s purchase of fifteen (15) Orff instruments for use in their music classroom through this Maritz Fund for Teachers...

Lift for Life Academy

“I’m not going to pretend like we all have perfect lives, but we’re all here and learning. And there’s a lot of talent – a lot. Having a place...

Normandy High School

With the assistance of a Maritz Fund for Teachers grant, the Normandy Fine Arts Department will bring healing and unity to their North St. Louis community...

Normandy Schools Collaborative 7th & 8th Grade Center

Normandy Schools will provide an outstanding opportunity for students to participate in an after-school percussive arts education project. “Beating Challenges” will serve seventh and eighth...

St. Louis College Prep

St. Louis College Prep is a school that provides college-track education to low income students in St. Louis City. The Maritz Fund for Teachers grant...

Valley Park School District

The Valley Park School District is experiencing a resurgence in band participation. The program has grown from just 20 students to over 150 students in the past...