Six teachers, 22 schools receive arts-education grants

Published May 16, 2013 11:25 am

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Six Utah teachers and 22 schools and school districts across Utah will receive $65,100 in arts education grants, announced Wednesday by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums.

Grants are given to provide funding for comprehensive arts-education projects, either with an artist or by accessing the services of an artistic company. The projects may be thematic and focus on a core curriculum area (math, science, language arts or social studies, for example) through dance, theater, music, storytelling, film and video, visual arts or creative writing.

The Arts & Museums division awarded six teacher-initiated project grants of $500 each. These are designed to help teachers and administrators learn more about an artistic discipline.

Here are the recipients of the grants, and the amounts they will receive:

Arts Education Teacher-Initiated Projects:

• Sophia Esterman, Horizonte Instruction & Training Center, Salt Lake City •$500

• Shannon Erikson, Foothills Elementary, Riverton •$500

• Robert Lacey, Valley High School, Orderville •$500

• Dolly Scharf, Foothills Elementary, Riverton • $500

• Linda Dalton Walker, Midvale Middle School, Midvale • $500

• Francine Woods, Escalante Valley Elementary, Beryl • $500

Arts Education Project/Artist-in-Residence Grants:

• The Academy for Math, Engineering & Science, Salt Lake City • $1,500

• Bluff Elementary School, Bluff • $7,000

• Bonneville Elementary School, Salt Lake City • $1,500

• Cache County School District • $1,000

• Early Light Academy, South Jordan • $1,600

• East Elementary School, Roosevelt • $2,500

• Ensign Elementary School, Salt Lake City • $1,400

• Flaming Gorge Elementary School, Dutch John • $3,000

• Garland Elementary School, Garland • $3,000

• Helper Junior High School, Helper • $2,000

• Hobble Creek Elementary School, Mapleton • $1,600

• Horizonte Instruction & Training Center, Salt Lake City • $1,600

• Iron County School District • $6,000

• Manila Elementary School, Manila • $3,900

• Mapleton Elementary School, Mapleton • $1,000

• North Summit Elementary, Coalville • $2,100

• Nebo Title VII Indian Education Program, Spanish Fork • $8,000

• Rees Elementary School, Spanish Fork • $6,500

• Salt Lake Arts Academy, Salt Lake City • $1,500

• Sierra Bonita Elementary School, Spanish Fork • $1,000

• Viewmont High School, Bountiful • $2,000

• Whitehorse High School, Montezuma Creek • $5,400

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