For Immediate Release
ARTS HORIZONS RECEIVES GRANT AWARDS FOR AN ARRAY OF NJ PROGRAMS
School children, classroom teachers and older adults will benefit from arts immersion programs that have local and statewide impact
Englewood, NJ, January 6, 2016 – Arts Horizons has received three grants to support an array of programs that enhance the lives of people of all ages and abilities by creating equitable opportunities to engage in the arts.
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation awarded a grant to support the acclaimed Artist/Teacher Institute (aTi), a 40-year old co-sponsored professional development program of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts that immerses classroom teachers, educators, and artists in hands-on workshops in the performing, visual, literary and digital arts led by master teaching artists. aTi participants discover new pathways to creative teaching and learning in and through the arts while igniting their artistry and connecting with a community of peers. aTi participants impact over 20,000 students annually and over 80% of teachers receive scholarships to attend. aTi takes place for two sessions in the summer. aTi – North at the Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah, NJ is from July 11 – 15, 2016. aTi – South occurs from July 24 – 30, 2016. In addition, two Spring Intersessions will be offered in March at both sites. More information can be found at www.njati.org.
The Rotary Club of Englewood donated funds to support Arts Horizons’ ongoing Creative Spirits Program at the Southeast Senior Center for Independent Living located in Englewood, NJ. The grant will provide free workshops for seniors in Mixed Media and Creative Movement by teaching artists Mansa Mussa and Yah’Yah Kamate to support active artistic and social engagement in and through the arts. Workshops start in March 2016. Visit www.sescil.com for full schedule and sign-up information.
The Englewood Municipal Alliance has continued its funding to support Art Horizons’ unique high school program that takes place every spring at The Zone at Dwight Englewood School in Englewood, NJ. Working with teaching artist Dawn Crandell, the program teaches students the dangers of underage drinking through Playback Theatre, an original form of improvisational theatre in which students tell stories from their own lives and watch them enacted on the spot.
About Arts Horizons
Arts Horizons, located in Englewood, NJ, is a premier arts-in-education, non-profit organization that provides live professional performances and artist-in-residence programs to people of all ages and abilities in the tri-state region. Founded in 1978, the organization’s mission is enhance the lives of people of all ages and abilities by creating equitable opportunities to engage in the arts. Arts Horizons is funded in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, with whom they co-sponsor the Artist/Teacher Institute (aTi). Other funders include The LeRoy Neiman Foundation, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, PNC Bank as well as several foundations, corporations and generous individuals who believe in the important mission of Arts Horizons.