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The PACE program was established during 2014 as the Commission’s new initiative to promote arts education and impact student growth and achievement. PACE is intended to assist and enable elementary schools and artists/arts organizations in establishing long-term, in-depth, and sustainable partnerships. Arts experiences occur at regular intervals throughout the entire school year, align with the academic curriculum, and are integrated into classroom literacy activities.
Important Components of PACE:
Annual end-of-year reports indicate program progress and fulfillment. Review of these by the PACE Advisory Committee and approval of the Commissioners will serve as recommendation for continued funding in successive years. Student success is measured by a common evaluation process developed for use in all participating partnerships and as a means of data collection and analysis.
Proposals for partnerships are reviewed for acceptance and funding by an advisory committee comprised of representatives from both the educational and arts communities. Either a 501c3 arts organization or eligible school may submit the proposal. Programs should not be continuations or expansions of existing partnerships.
Eligible schools are:
Note: We are not currently accepting proposals for this program.
For more information contact:
Community Development Manager, Arts Education and Accessibility Coordinator