Spring Grants Awarded

The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG), an affiliate of IPEI, has awarded $5,207 in grants to Ithaca City School District (ICSD) programs that will reach 886 students. Grant funds are made possible through Fine Arts Booster Group performance booklet ad sales and donations. The boosters produce performance booklet programs for middle and high school concerts and plays, totaling over thirty events each year. District arts events are open to all, a calendar can be found at www.fabgithaca.org or on the district web page.

All secondary schools received Drama Program grants, including DeWitt Middle, Boynton Middle, Lehman Alternative Community, and Ithaca High. Secondary school arts trips will be supported by scholarship assistance. The Josh Endo Memorial Award for the Continuing Support of Music Education (JEMM) was awarded to support elementary instrument rentals and secondary instrumental music trips.

The Saltonstall Arts Colony received support for the annual teacher residency. A special grant was awarded to support students performing an ICSD student’s work at the New York State Schools Music Association conference.

Spring mini-grants supported Ithaca High School visual arts classes with metal work and enameling, digital photography, a LYNDA art and technology program and Beverly J. Martin Elementary School will continue literacy work using dance with artist Lisa Tsetse in their “All in A Day” project.

For grant deadlines, check the Fine Arts Booster Group website at www.fabgithaca.org/receive or email FABGgrants@ipei.org. Grant support is available to classrooms in grades K-12 with deadlines in the fall and spring. Applications are submitted online.

Spring 2018 FABG Grants to the ICSD include:

Drama Program Grants $950 (Ithaca High, DeWitt and Boynton Middle Schools, Lehman Alternative Community School)

Saltonstall Arts Colony $750 teacher residency support

Secondary Trip Scholarships $500

Special Grant
NYSSMA conference $132

Spring Mini-Grants Ithaca High School Visual Art $1,375 (Metalwork and Enameling, Jackie Richardson, Ithaca High School (Facilitating Excellence in IHS Photography, Gina Cacioppo, Ithaca High School (LYNDA Art and Technology, Ursula Hilsdorf, Ithaca High School)

Beverly J. Martin Elementary $500 (“All in a Day” Phase II, developing literacy skills through dance and music, Pricilla Reyer and Lisa Tsetse)

Josh Endo Memorial for the Continuing Support of Music Education Fund (JEMM)
(elementary instrument rentals and secondary instrumental trip scholarships)