IDAHO SCHOOLS RECEIVE 2019 MUSIC & ARTS GRANT FROM CALIFORNIA CASUALTY

Three school programs are getting a boost, thanks to a $250 Music and Arts Grant from California Casualty. The grant will enable:

  • Filer High School (Filer) to purchase Photography Equipment
  • Summit Elementary School (Jerome) for the Recorder Music Program
  • Clark County School District #161 (Dubois) for Music Equipment

Idaho schools are among 139 public schools in 31 states receiving a total of $34,750 to provide materials, supplies and instruments for art, music and performance programs at the schools.

The grant is designed to foster creativity in schools, such as choir, band, dance, film, theater, computer arts and graphics, or any K-12 curriculum that employs art for learning. 

California Casualty has partnered with Idaho Education Association since 1988 and understands the importance of music and arts education for children. Numerous studies have concluded that sharing a love of the arts enhances students’:

  • Brain development
  • Creativity
  • Classroom involvement

Music and art curriculum has also been shown to reduce disciplinary issues and dropout rates.

Unfortunately, many schools have reduced or eliminated music and arts education because of budget cuts. California Casualty hopes to fill the need with the Music and Arts Grant. California Casualty hopes to fill the need with the Music and Arts Grant.

“Students love to showcase their creativity, and helping educators keep music and arts in the forefront of every-day learning is absolutely the right thing for us to do,” said California Casualty AVP Brian Goodman.

Oregon public K-12 schools needing funding for an arts or performance program can apply for the 2020 Music and Arts Grant from California Casualty, at www.calcasmusicartsgrant.com

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