Maritz Arts and Education Fund for Teachers
The Maritz Arts and Education Fund for Teachers is a unique Arts and Education Council partnership that provides critical funds to arts education programs serving school districts in the St. Louis bi-state region. Maritz and the Arts and Education Council partner to offer this unique funding opportunity to individual schools and teachers 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.
Lincoln Middle School
Lincoln Middle School (East St. Louis, IL) String Orchestra Program promotes and encourages the understanding, playing and appreciation of stringed instruments among an at-risk population. Students will put on a live performance exhibiting the skills developed throughout the year.
Maplewood Richmond Heights Early Childhood Center
Maplewood Richmond Heights Early Childhood Center (Maplewood, MO) will encourage students to develop a sense of self through self-portraits exploration. Students will explore emotion while working with local, professional artists, traveling to art museums and hosting a student-led gallery.