FINE ARTS BOOSTER GROUP SEEKS SUPPORT FOR MINI-GRANTS: LAUNCHES AD SPONSOR CAMPAIGN

The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG), an affiliate of IPEI, is seeking advertising sponsors for its 2015-2016 performance program booklets for Ithaca City School District (ICSD) secondary schools events including concerts, dramas, and musicals at 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. Ads are viewed year round, in over 30 different programs on more than 50 days and with a print run of 9,000. Income from the FABG performance program ad sales has funded such things as visiting artists, a student art garden, theater supplies, a mural, and a preschool dance residency. Since 2001, the Fine Arts Boosters have awarded over $195,000 in grants for teacher initiatives across the district.

An affiliate of IPEI (Ithaca Public Education Initiative), the FABG works in partnership with the ICSD to advocate, support and celebrate all the arts for all the kids. The boosters strive for increased student access, participation and equity in the arts programs. The FABG believes the arts – music, dance and visual, literary and theater arts – are a central part of every child’s public school education. Visit www.fabgithaca.org.

IPEI is a not-for-profit organization that believes the education of every ICSD student is enhanced through community connections and support facilitated by IPEI for students and teachers through engagement, collaboration, gifts, and grants. Visit www.ipei.org.