Apply for FABG Grants Now Oct 15 Deadline

FINE ARTS BOOSTER GROUP ANNOUNCES GRANTS DEADLINES

The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG) announces grant deadlines for the 2021-2022 school year to support Ithaca City School District students’ arts learning. FABG Grants application deadlines are October 15, 2021 and February 1, 2022. Applications are available online at www.fabgithaca.org/receive , by phone 256-4734, or email FABGgrants@ipei.org. Grant applications are submitted electronically.

“Teachers and students have met the challenges of the past year and continued their arts education in creative and unusual ways. We look forward to a new year and our continued support of the Ithaca City School District. Deadlines are announced now to give teachers time to dream and plan,” notes FABG Grants Chair Caitlin Kline. “Staff can feel free to reach out with questions and ideas.”

An affiliate of the Ithaca Public Education Initiative, the FABG works in partnership with the Ithaca City School District (ICSD) to support and celebrate all the arts for all the kids. The Fine Arts Boosters strive for increased student access and participation in arts programs. The boosters believe 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.

For more information about the booster group and how you can help, contact Co-Presidents Alice Wu and Julie Hughes at president@fabgithaca.org or (607)256-4734. If you want to stay informed about what is happening with the fine and performing arts in the ICSD, consider following @fabgithaca on twitter and facebook or join the listserv by emailing fineartsboostersithaca+subscribe@group.io.

Ongoing FABG initiatives include grants to teachers, student scholarships, printing programs for secondary schools’ concerts and drama productions; strengthening community connections; fundraising; Play It Again, Ithaca (collection of used musical instruments for use in the schools); Saltonstall Arts Colony retreat for teachers; and various efforts in support of arts in the schools.
FABG is open to all K-12 staff, parents, students and community members and is concerned with all arts areas. Join the group and volunteer to work on goals – communication, grant giving, development, community connections, and instrument recycling.