Double Support Grants Awarded to Increase Arts-Integrated Learning for Area Students
Imagination Fort Worth has received two grants from the Arts Council of Fort Worth totaling $32,453. The Arts Council of Fort Worth awarded $18,000 for general operating support and $14,453 for Neighborhood Art Program (NAP) support. The Arts Council was formed in 1963 to provide funding and leadership that would stimulate and assure the advancement of the arts throughout our community. Today’s Arts Council serves and responds to the needs of local artists, arts organizations and residents through diverse channels, each with a significant impact on the quality of life in Fort Worth. Grant programs such as NAP bring the performing, visual and interdisciplinary arts into traditionally underserved communities of Fort Worth by providing financial assistance for the cost of a single, defined program. NAP is offered as in-school, after school or summertime programs.
Imagination Fort Worth (IFW) was founded in 1989 in Fort Worth to increase and improve arts experiences in learning. IFW produces and presents arts-integrated educational programming, free of charge, for over 65,000 students, grades Pre-K through 12th, in Fort Worth ISD. We serve a population of over 80% Economically Disadvantaged students, comprised of many diverse learners with varying needs and challenges.
Josh Carrizales, the Imagination Fort Worth Board President, says, “The Arts Council of Fort Worth has bestowed IFW with a generous vote of confidence. Ultimately, it will allow us to educate more students everyday in the Fort Worth and surrounding areas, thus expanding our reach and mission. We are committed to uniting arts and minds in Fort Worth and across Texas by partnering with local and surrounding schools to create curriculum and develop field trips and in-school programs that target specific educational needs, as well as with local arts and cultural institutions to introduce students to a diversity of mind-opening experiences. Grants, such as those from the Arts Council, ensure we live up to our mission and exceed our goals as a non-profit.”
Imagination Fort Worth is always looking for enthusiastic supporters to help unite arts and minds, whether that is through donating, volunteering or becoming a sponsor. For more information on Imagination Fort Worth or to support its mission, please visit imaginationfortworth.org or call Lauri Bevan at 817.870.1141.