Woods Family Music & Arts Grant Awards $58,800 to Local Programs
The Woods Family Music and Arts Grant has awarded $58,800 in grants across North Central Washington. Established in 2011, this annual grant awards up to $5,000 to foster music and arts education, performance, accessibility to under-served students and communities in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties.
The following is a list of organizations and programs awarded:
- Apple Hill Art Camp – $2,500 to support Summer Camps in Omak and Tonasket for children 5 and up who will learn many art disciplines including drawing, painting, pottery, drama, culinary, sculputre, fiber, creative writing, and music
- Artis – $4,000 to provides Art Academy Scholarships for under-privileged students in a variety of visual arts classes taught by local, professional teaching artists
- Beaver Valley School – $3,800 to support music instruction one day a week for grades K-5
- Columbia Chorale – $2,500 towards the purchase of safety rails for choral risers
- Eastmont High School Choral Department – $2,500 toward a new piano
- Eastmont School Disttrict – $5,000 to support art instruction for grades K-7
- Julian Patrick Vocal Camp – $3,000 for a one-week intensive camp for dedicated high school vocal students to develop their art, perform in the community, and prepare for study at the college and professional level
- Lake Chelan Back Fest – $1,000 to support the annual week-long music festival events comprised of jazz, young musician concerts, string quartet, and classical music
- Numerica Performing Arts Center – $5,000 to support education outreach projects including “Every Student. One Show” (every student in Chelan and Douglas counties attend at least show at the PAC in 2016) and connecting elementary students to acclaimed Latino musicians
- Upper Valley Connection – $3,000 to support the annual Theater Camp that brings together people with and without developmental disabilities to experience the satisfaction and joy of putting on a play for their community
- Wenatchee After School Programs – $5,000 to bring art into the After School Program in the Wenatchee School District that will either be displayed at each school or a community-based project such as a city mural
- Wenatchee Arts Education Consortium – $5,000 to support K-Art, bringing intentional art instruction to all Wenatchee School District kindergartens while connecting the artist community with public education
- Wenatchee High School Band Boosters – $2,500 to purchase new and replace band instruments that are currently borrowed from other schools
- Wenatchee Jazz Workshop – $4,000 to bring professional jazz musicians to Wenatchee to teach local students in week-long workshop of intense instruction, culminating with two public performances
- Wenatchee Valley College – $5,000 to increase access to the Sorom Studios in the MAC building, dedicated to education and edification of students and musicians in the community and expand the visibility of the MAC gallery
- Wenatchee Valley Symphony – $5,000 to support the annual Angela Schuster Svendsen Memorial Young Musician Competition and stipends to support season soloists and a music librarian.
The next Woods Family Music and Arts Grant opens August 1, 2016.
The Woods Family Music and Arts Fund also provided $5,000 to support over 20 Teacher Grants through the North Central Washington Education Service District (NCESD) Foundation in areas of Music/Fine Arts and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math).