Wednesday, May 25, 2011

PNC awards grant for arts and cultural education to Sangamon Auditorium

The PNC Bank Foundation awarded its first Grow Up Great grant in the Springfield area to Sangamon Auditorium, UIS during a May 18, 2011 press conference. The $90,000 grant will be awarded to the auditorium over a three-year period. 

The funded Arts Start program will have three distinct yet integrated goals:
  • Involve 36 classrooms of Springfield Urban League Head Start students  (approximately 620 students) in age-appropriate school matinee performances
  • Involve 60 Springfield Urban League Head Start teachers in teacher training related to use of the performing arts in pre-school classrooms
  • Involve 100 Springfield Urban League Head Start families in family-appropriate evening/weekend performances
Sangamon Auditorium is so pleased to be able to provide these opportunities to such an important segment of our community.  For the UIS news item about this grant and program, please visit the UIS News page.

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