Arts Grants for Beaverton Schools

Thanks to continued support from Far West Fibers, Young Audiences will again offer grants of up to $3,000 to elementary and middle schools in the Beaverton School District. Projects must contribute to promoting arts programming, student learning through the arts, community engagement, and sustainability. Grant funds can be used for school-wide performances, classroom residencies, school community arts projects (e.g., entry murals, courtyard sculptures), family arts nights, arts integration, or other arts related projects. Teaching artists must be selected from Young Audiences roster (see our full list of available artist here:

Applications are due no later than 5pm on Monday, September 30. The application form can be found here.

With support from a Young Audiences Far West Fibers Grant, students at Jacob Wismer Elementary worked with teaching artist Sarah Nagy to create strop motion animation movies.

In the 2012-13 school year, 2,992 Beaverton students at 8 schools received arts programs and experiences from 11 teaching artists including Body Vox, Gideon Freudman, and The Obo Addy Legacy Project.

With support of a Young Audiences Far West Fibers grant, Jacob Wismer Elementary purchased 25 webcam/flex stand combinations, a site-wide license for iCreate (a stop-motion animation program), and had teaching artist Sarah Nagy work with 154 students in five classes. Working in collaborative teams, students created movies connected with subject areas: Language Arts created a “Tall Tales” movie, a Social Studies movie showed difficulties pioneers encountered along the Oregon Trail, Science/Language Arts movies showed literary characters interacting with various landforms, and a History movie depicted various causes of the American Revolution.

For questions about the application process, please contact Vanessa Abahashemi at 503-225-5900 Ext234.




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