GREENVILLE, Mich.—School arts programs in Greenville and Kalamazoo are getting a financial boost from a new program.
Greenville Middle School and Loy Norrix High School in Kalamazoo are two of 43 schools in the state to get a grant of up to $1,200 from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and Michigan Youth Arts. The funding will be used toward buying or repairing classroom materials used for the arts, including visual arts, music programs, writing and media arts.
“Applicants from across the state requested a total of $128,000 in grant funding, which exceeded well beyond our expectations, said Marianne Dorais, executive director of Michigan Youth Arts. “While this highlights the success of the program’s debut, it also shines a light on the increasing need for funding within arts education classrooms.”