The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools, Inc. (The Foundation) is distributing over $100,000 to Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) art programs. These funds were partially raised through The Foundation’s annual fundraiser, Arts Alive presented by Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital. Since inception, Arts Alive has raised more than $1.7 million to fund school art programs in each school as well as district-wide art initiatives.
During the month of February, Foundation Board and Committee Members have had the pleasure of visiting SCPS schools to award them with checks to support their visual and performing arts programs.
“These funds ensure each school can provide high-quality art curriculum to all students, even in a pandemic” said Jean Vansmith, Foundation executive director. “We’re thankful our community rises up to support the arts through Arts Alive, including great partners like Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital, Duke Energy, and Wharton Smith.”
A portion of these funds is allocated for The Foundation’s Grants for Great Ideas program that allows teachers to apply for funding of their innovative and exciting performing and visual art based projects. Additionally, The Foundation funds over $37,000 to support district-wide art initiatives such as music and band festivals, thespian competition dues, AP art supplies and professional development workshops for arts teachers to ensure they receive training to stay at the top of their field.
This all wouldn’t be possible with the generosity of our Arts Alive sponsors, donors, committee and the business community. The Foundation is proud to keep the arts alive in Seminole County Public Schools!
Did you miss Arts Alive or is there a performance you just have to see again?
Arts Alive 2020 is available on The Foundation’s Facebook page