The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG) is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Ithaca (New York) City School District to support and celebrate all the arts for all the kids. FABG is an affiliate of the Ithaca Public Education Initiative.

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Saltonstall Arts Colony Supports ICSD Teachers With Retreat - Apply Now for February Retreat

The Saltonstall Foundation and Arts Colony, in partnership with the Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG), an affiliate of IPEI, is offering a five-day, four-night retreat for Ithaca City School District (ICSD) teachers February 14-18, 2015. This residency is designed to provide a residency-type retreat for local ICSD teachers in the following disciplines: creative writing, photography/film/video, and painting/sculpture/visual art. The program is totally free to attend. Hearty vegetarian dinners will be prepared each night. Overnight stays are encouraged but not mandatory. Five teachers will be selected through a lottery system. The deadline for online applications is January 9, 2015....(read more)

Fall Meeting Oct 22 5:30

BOOSTER GROUP MEETING ON ARTS UPDATES

(ITHACA) The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG), an affiliate of IPEI, will hold a general meeting Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the Ithaca High School Performing Arts Center lobby. The public is invited to hear arts updates and presentations from visual art and music teachers. The boosters serve all the elementary and secondary schools in the Ithaca City School District (ICSD). The public is invited. Pizza will be provided.

For more information about the booster group, contact Co-Presidents Janine Eng and Alice Wu at president@fabgithaca.org or 277-4631....(read more)

FINE ARTS BOOSTER GROUP ANNOUNCES SPECIAL GIFT FOR SUNSHINE GRANT

The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG), an affiliate of IPEI, announces a special grant made possible by a generous anonymous donor. The Sunshine Grant will support Ithaca City School District (ICSD) secondary school students in the instrumental music program who have financial needs.

Support for students who need to purchase instrumental music supplies such as strings, reeds and other accessories is made possible by this new Sunshine Grant. Elimination of financial roadblocks to continued music study is the dream of the donor whose own children benefitted from ICSD music programs. The FABG hopes to inspire additional community members to support the Sunshine Grant in the future....(read more)

5th Annual Little Apple Fall Follies Benefits ICSD September 27 at 7

5th Annual LAFF Show Offers A Dazzling Array of Local Entertainers

Gala Variety Show to Benefit Local Performing Arts Groups

Saturday Sept. 27 at 7:00pm at Ithaca High School

Ithaca, New York – This year the Rotary and Savage Clubs of Ithaca are teaming up with the Ithaca City School District’s Fine and Performing Arts Program for the 5th Annual Little Apple Fall Follies - LAFF. This two hour show features a wide array of talented local performers. Proceeds from the show will go to community grants for area youth arts programs.

The 5th Annual LAFF Show, the kickoff event of the Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival, will be held at Ithaca High School’s Kulp Auditorium beginning at

7:00PM Saturday, September 27....(read more)

Fine Arts Booster Group Mini Grant Deadline Oct 15

ARTS BOOSTER MINI-GRANT DEADLINE: October 15, 2014

The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG), an affiliate of IPEI, has teacher mini-grants available for dance, drama, music, and visual arts projects that engage students. The Fall 2014 deadline is October 15, and Spring 2015 is February 1 for electronic submission. Ithaca City School District (ICSD) teachers and principals are eligible to apply. Applications are available online at www.fabgithaca.org/receive or by calling 277-4631 or emailing president@fabgithaca.org. An affiliate of the Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI), the FABG works in partnership with the ICSD to advocate, support and celebrate all the arts for all the kids....(read more)

FINE ARTS BOOSTER GROUP PROMOTES COMMUNITY COMMUNICATION WITH ARTS LISTSERV

The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG), an affiliate of IPEI, promotes communication about arts education through its listserv. This announcement-only listserv encourages members to share information and resources of interest to Ithaca City School District (ICSD) students, teachers, families, arts supporters and the community.

Arts education news and announcements related to the fine and performing arts in the ICSD are posted. Join this list by emailing FineArtsBoosters-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. Or visit www.fabgithaca.org for more information.

An affiliate of the Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI), the FABG works in partnership with the ICSD to advocate, support and celebrate all the arts for all the kids....(read more)

FABG Impact in Numbers

Your help has meant great impact on our students… thank you! Our numbers since 2001.

• Grants for Teachers… 324 projects funded $195,000 donated for grants and other needs

• Donated Instruments Repaired… 150 instruments repaired and given to schools

• Advocacy… Giving a voice to the arts through passion and presence

• Improve Arts Learning for All… Community resources connected to schools

• Visibility to the arts… Performance booklets printed for secondary schools, 10,000 booklets annually

• Listserv of over 200 members

FINE ARTS BOOSTER GROUP LAUNCHES AD CAMPAIGN IN SUPPORT OF TEACHER MINI-GRANTS

The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG), an affiliate of IPEI, is seeking advertisting sponsors for its 2014-15 concert/play/musical event program booklets for Ithaca City School District (ICSD) secondary schools: Boynton Middle School, DeWitt Middle School, Lehman Alternative Community School and Ithaca High School. Display ad space is available for sponsors who would like to support FABG activities throughout the ICSD. Contact the boosters at ads@fabgithaca.org.

Performance program display ad sales support the Fine Arts Booster Group’s Mini-Grants for teachers that fund enhanced arts experiences for students....(read more)

Ithaca High Art Students Exhibit at Tompkins County Public Library until August 30, 2014

Don’t let the summer go by with out visiting

Visual Culture

the annual Ithaca High School Student Art Show

at the Tompkins County Public Library

on exhibit until August 30, 2014

FINE ARTS BOOSTER GROUP LAUNCHES AD CAMPAIGN IN SUPPORT OF TEACHER MINI-GRANTS

The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG), an affiliate of IPEI, has begun the 2014 - 2015 ad sales campaign. Ad space is now available in the concert/play/musical booklets for the Ithaca City School District secondary schools: Boynton Middle School, DeWitt Middle School, Lehman Alternative Community School and Ithaca High School. Contact the boosters at ads@fabgithaca.org.

Ad sales support the Fine Arts Booster Group’s Mini-Grant Program, teacher grants for student arts experiences. Ads are year round, in over 30 different programs covering over 50 days and in a print run of 10,000.

The FABG Ad Campaign has funded mini-grants for visiting artists, a student art garden, theater supplies, a mural and a pre-school dance residency, for example....(read more)

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