The Austin ISD Creative Learning Initiative has been approved for a $100,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Creative Learning Initiative is among 1,073 projects selected across the United States. This marks the fifth time the Creative Learning Initiative has received this Collective Impact grant.
This one-year award will support increased access to the arts that includes drama and dance programs at elementary schools, campus and classroom partnerships with over 100 community arts organizations, ongoing professional learning and resources for Austin ISD teachers, and additional support for building and sustaining arts-rich schools.
In the 2020-21 school year, the initiative has provided arts learning for approximately 53,900 Austin ISD students and 4,160 educators on 97 campuses. The arts help fulfill Austin ISD’s mission to provide a comprehensive educational experience that is high quality, challenging and inspirational to all students.