Students get more learning out of creation than they would out of almost anything else. We know that! However, creation projects are just like everything else success and learning depend on the structure.
Our Town is the creative place-making grants program of the National Endowment for the Arts. The grants support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. Applicants can choose from two program areas.
The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is dedicated to transformative research and technology in life sciences using team-based strategies to tackle grand societal challenges. One of IGB’s programs is the Art of Science, a celebration of common ground between science and art.
The arts are universal. They
can serve as a bridge to help students understand key information and
demonstrate what they’ve learned, including students with special needs. However, it
takes extra planning, flexibility, and creativity to make the arts accessible
to students with disabilities.
Hear some inspiring thoughts on how to make art inclusive for all.
In collaboration with the National Association of Elementary School Principals,Crayola offers Creative Leadership Grants as part of its Champion Creatively Alive Childreninitiative. The program provides funding for innovative, creative leadership team building in elementary and middle schools to increase creative capacity.