Ceramic tile mural installation created by Norwich Middle School students under the direction of Art Teacher, Matthew Wilson. This project was funded by the 2014 Grants For Teachers Program.

Grants for Teachers

TODAY’S DATE: January 12, 2016

The Chenango Arts Council is pleased to announce the recipients of funding through the 2016 Grants for Teachers (GFT) Program.

The primary purpose of the GFT is to provide funding directly to classroom teachers responsible for achieving New York State Education Department Learning Standards for the Arts or Learning Standards for English Language Arts.

To the extent possible, this program provides grants that directly meet the needs of teachers with a minimum of “red tape” and a maximum of flexibility. As a result, the types of projects eligible for funding are limited only to the imagination, invention and creativity of the applicant. Grant requests may not exceed $500, and a total of $4,306 was re-granted for 2016. All teachers currently employed by a school district in Chenango County, or working in a public or private school in Chenango County, grades Pre-K-12, were eligible to apply for opportunities through December 31, 2016.

The Council depends on donations to make these very important arts-in-education grants possible.  For more information about the GFT Program or how you can help keep the arts alive in our schools, please call the Arts Council at 336-2787/ARTS or visit our website at www.chenangoarts.org.
This year’s GFT Program is made possible by Golden Artist Colors, ACCO Brands, Community Bank, Walmart and Friends of the Arts Council.

Congratulations to the following 2016 recipients:

Bainbridge-Guilford Junior/Senior High School: $500 - Susquehanna String Band workshops
Greene Middle School: $436 - Purchase of Grand piano cover and Fallboard lock
Holy Family School: $370 - Fieldtrip to Anderson Theatre for TheatreWorks USA’s Charlotte’s Web
Perry Brown Intermediate School: $500 – Fieldtrip to Roberson Museum, third grade
Perry Brown Intermediate School: $500 – Fieldtrip to Roberson Museum, fifth grade
Stanford Gibson School: $500 - Fieldtrip to Utica Zoo, first grade
Stanford Gibson School: $500 - ATS Recording Studio project, second grade
Norwich Middle School: $500 - Purchase of Emulsion Screen Printing Equipment
Sherburne-Earlville High School: $500 - Art supplies for Art Therapy sessions

Members of the 2016 Chenango Arts Council’s Grants for Teachers review panel met in December to allocate $4,306 into Chenango County schools. In attendance were: Stephanie Coggins, Colleen Law Tefft, Susan Marson, Mary El Emerson, Arts Council Executive Director, Diane Batson-Smith and Matthew Wilson. Photo Credit: Alecia ONeill.