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Our third grant from National Endowment for the Arts!

April 26th, 2014 by Leah Walpuck

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2nd graders at James John Elementary in St. Johns learned about seed germination and plant development through the medium of dance with BodyVox. Photo by Cecily Caceu.

We are incredibly excited to announce that for the third time, The Right Brain Initiative has been selected for a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Works grant. Art Works grants support “the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and enhancement of the livability of communities through the arts.” 

This year, NEA received 1,515 eligible applications under the Art Works category, and Right Brain was one of the 886 recommended to receive a grant. We were pretty flattered. With the recommended $25,000 in federal funding that NEA is proposing, Right Brain will continue to work towards integrating arts education into every Portland public school and embedding an arts-based learning approach into our professional development sessions. 

Here’s to promoting creative education, to getting those left and right brains working together, and to engaging the community in our quest for lifelong learning. Thank you for all your support. 

Read more of the official RACC press release.

Or check out NEA’s official statement.

   

Leah Walpuck