LBC Awarded Two California Arts Council Grants

The California Arts Council has awarded the LBC two multi-year grants to support our research-based programs that highlight arts integration, standards-based arts curriculum, and opportunities to learn from professional artists. The Artists in Schools and the Creative Youth Development grants will reinforce the generous support of our donors and members, who continue to advocate for the power of the arts and arts education to deepen the learning experience in Sonoma County classrooms.

The Artists in Schools grant will help LBC provide Arts Integration Residencies to 110 Sonoma County classrooms, serving more than 2,750 kindergarten through 12th grade students. Through these residencies, LBC fills the gap in classroom arts instruction by providing arts integration techniques to teach core subjects, employing art forms to enhance student learning and reducing barriers to participation.

The Creative Youth Development grant will help LBC provide free arts education programs throughout the year, including our weekly after-school Mariachi Program and summer camps, where 450 youth from historically under-resourced communities learn fundamental techniques, while developing and deepening vital life skills.

“We are exceptionally proud to receive these prestigious awards, which demonstrate the council’s confidence in the expertise we have committed to our Education and Community Engagement programs, as well as the fiscal sustainability of our organization,” said Rick Nowlin, President & CEO.

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