Hello Arts Education Advocates!

It's that time of year again! Yes, that means not only are students, teachers, and families entering a new academic year, but KRIS Wine is once again holding its Art of Education program to donate up to $25,000 to schools nationwide for Arts Education! 

We all know the story: Public K-12 schools across the country face growing student bodies and tight budgets that have a direct impact on arts education and arts programs for students.  Many wonderful music, dance, art, and theater teachers face incredibly limited funds and looming cuts, and usually have to make do with minimal or recycled materials.  Don't they deserve more?! Of course!  Let's help #GiveArt to our public schools!

Our campaign: Now in its 5th year, KRIS Wine is presenting the Art of Education program in partnership with Americans for the Arts that will award 16 public schools in the United States a total of $25,000 in grants to improve and fuel quality arts education for their students and school community. 

How you can help: These lucky and deserving schools are chosen by none other than YOU! You can#GiveArt to your favorite school, by following the four easy steps: 

  • Vote online at the KRIS Wine Art of Education page.
  • Share the Art of Education page with everyone – your family, friends, PTA, community, teachers, and more – and get them to vote!
  • Vote everyday. You can vote once a day for your favorite school, every day, until October 31st, 2014.
  • Use the hashtag #GiveArt to share pictures, stories, and videos of how you support arts education at your school!

A total of 16 grants will be awarded to the 16 schools with the most votes at the end of the campaign; the school with the most votes by October 31st, 2014 will win the grand prize: a $5,000 grant for their arts education programs. 

Take the pledge to vote, share, and #GiveArt to your school today!  And check back in regularly for campaign updates and more ways to help! 

Thanks, from all of us at Americans for the Arts and Keep the Arts in Public Schools.

to comment