Arts For The Schools
Arts For The Schools Awarded California Arts Council Grants Funding to Support Arts Education and Cultural Programming
“Now more than ever we are revamping the way we support schools, students and families and how we deliver education services. We have had to think through how we overcome barriers to school supplies and other logistics – as we keep in the fore-front our mission to serve every child. Only with key funders like the California Arts Council can we continue to develop solutions and ensure that all students have access to an arts education,” says Eve.
Arts For The Schools has responded to the shelter in place order and school closures by
teaching free online art and music classes and offering free art supplies for anyone in need.
“Right now parents and community members need our support. We have continued to teach online live classes for schools and offered free public art classes via You Tube and our website for parents and the public. We are also offering free professional art supplies to anyone in need to help mitigate the impact of home-schooling on families, but also we want to provide for our seniors and families right now that can greatly benefit from art therapy and at-home classes,” says Eve McEneaney, CEO.
So far Arts For The Schools has given away over 500 bags of professional art supplies to community
members. For more information on the free lessons of free supplies visit artsfortheschools.org or call (530) 582-8278.
Arts For The Schools wants to thank Lake Tahoe Dance Collective for offering their studio space for free for Mixed Emotions Theatrix and local teens to rehearse for the So now You Know Production that premiered March 6, 2020.
Great partners like Lake Tahoe Dance collective are what make the world go round! We could not have pulled off 10 rehearsals in 10 days without their help. Thank you so much! To learn more about their work please visit https://www.laketahoedancecollective.org.
Save The Date Sept 12!
We know we can't see you now, but hope that by September 12 we will be able to be together for the 5th Annual Wooden Boat Challenge!
Wooden Boat challenge = Teams of 2-4 brave men and women, have 3 hours to build a boat by hand, without power tools! Then test their wit and skill by racing them on Lake Tahoe to help raise money for kids art education. You don't want to miss this great time! Join us for yummy food, kids activities, beer garden, live music and a once in live-time competition!
Save the date and start planning your boat.
Download the WBC Team forms here ow.ly/CCPa50zuIPJ
Vail Resorts EpicPromise Foundation had a large impact on Tahoe Truckee students cultural learning and social-emotional development this year. Through a generous grant from Vail's EpicPromise Foundation, Arts For The Schools helped to provide 5,525 students and adults access to performing arts and cultural education during the 2019-20 school year.
"Vail's support of our Performing Arts program deeply impacts Arts For The Schools ability to provide local students with cultural learning opportunities. Their support allowed us to serve 17 schools this year to provide cultural assemblies, in-depth arts training and support music education for juvenile justice system youth, says Eve McEneaney, Arts For The Schools CEO, We are extremely grateful for Vail and Northstar, CA resorts."
Vail Resorts and Northstar, CA generously grants money to local non-profits every year including Arts For The Schools. In the Tahoe region alone Vail has donated 1.9 million dollars to 93 local non-profits.
The experience was a once in a lifetime opportunity for the local teens and allowed them to learn the stressful process of putting together a professional production, in very little time. The teens had to develop their own personal stories, memorize their lines, learn a full dance routine and theatrical story-telling in only ten days!
The production performed a total of five performances: for three local schools, a field trip performance with dozens of classes from multiple schools attending, and a public show. The So Now You Know production was crafted to share the personal stories of the teens and artists and was so moving, that students of all ages were deeply engaged at every performance. One principal reported to us it was the best assembly they had in years.
Last week 1,293 students attended performances with the wondrous acrobats that traveled from the People's Republic of China to perform in Tahoe. Students were awed by the discipline, art and traditional Chinese costumes. We are very grateful to North Tahoe High School for allowing us to host the performances at their theater.
Do you have experience writing grants and planning successful events?
Arts For The Schools is hiring a Fundraising & Events Coordinator. Are you fun, hard-working and capable? Do you have previous experience writing grants and planning events? The position of Fundraising & Events Coordinator is responsible for executing fundraising duties including writing grant proposals, planning fundraising events, soliciting corporate sponsorships and preparing marketing for events including posters, banners and mail blasts.
The position is responsible for performing a wide variety of duties, utilizing highly developed fundraising skills. This position does not directly supervise any other employee, however, will act as the lead for events, and fundraising projects as needed. This position coordinates with the ED and may from time to time, coordinate with team members.
A good sense of humor and great attitude is needed!
Apply via Indeed.com
We were honored to present the Villalobos Brothers on Nov 19-21, 2019 in schools and for the public. The reached over 2000 students and played live for hundreds of people in Truckee. Thank you for sharing your music and joy with us!
Ron Artis II & The Truth thank you for coming to Truckee and Tahoe! We had such an amazing time with the amazing guys of Ron Artis ii & The Truth we want to thank them for bringing smiles to the faces of all the children. They taught our students about rock n roll, Hawaii, and friendship and love. And boy did the kiddos dance!
We love these amazing businesses and teams that came for #WoodenBoatChallenge 2019.
Announcing the Winners of Wooden Boat Challenge 2019
Jim Morrison Construction takes the illustrious Golden Ship Cup!
Hartline Construction won the Golden Saw (2nd)!
Alibi Ale Works won the Golden Hammer (3rd)!
Ship Happens takes Funniest Boat!
We are grateful to all the teams that came out to support kids arts! Check outmode photos of this amazing day! https://bit.ly/2nehmPc