Southern California Program

P. S. Arts

Venice, CA
$250,000 – 2 years
June 2012

The TakePART (Public-school Arts Regional Team) initiative is a collaborative effort to create and sustain arts education programs across three neighboring school districts in the Centinela Valley region of Southern California. TakePART – Visual Arts is the visual arts component of the overall initiative. The goal is to provide visual arts instruction either in school or after school for approximately 4,685 K-5th grade students that increases their competitive advantage for higher education and professional opportunities and engages the entire community. P. S. ARTS, serving as the facilitator of the collaborative and arts coordinator for the three school districts, works to reduce costs and maximize resources, including human resources. An outside program evaluator will measure the impact of the program to determine if this approach significantly increases arts program feasibility and sustainability.

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