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AISD arts initiative receives NEA grant

Thursday, February 11, 2021 by Tai Moses

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded Austin ISD’s Creative Learning Initiative a $100,000 grant to support access to the arts. This is the fifth time the initiative has been awarded this grant. Among other things, the grant will support elementary school drama and dance instruction, partnerships with community arts groups and professional resources for AISD teachers. John Green-Otero, the coordinator of the Creative Learning Initiative, said in an announcement about the award, “Receiving this prestigious grant allows us to better provide all kids with equitable access to the arts and creative learning. As an Initiative, we strive to advance the rigor, relevance and relationships of the arts and education for all AISD students and it is an honor to be with this select group of people doing such amazing work.”

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