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Teacher Funding History

Since 2010, the Clearwater Arts Alliance providing support for teachers of the visual and performing arts in Clearwater schools for classroom or school-wide projects, artist residencies, and most recently, professional development.

In order to be considered for a funding award, the two-page application form must be completed, the required support materials attached and submitted electronically or mailed and postmarked by the date on the application form.

Eligibility

Applicants must be teachers of the visual arts, music, theater or dance in the Pinellas County Public Schools and have NOT received this award during the last two school years.

Goals and Objectives

  • To support arts education projects or teacher professional development tuition and travel, which traditional sources do not fund, or for special unanticipated
  • To encourage teachers of the visual and performing arts to collaborate with professional artists for classroom or school-wide projects.

 

 

Totals

Awarded: $7,319.00

Students Served Directly: 5,529

Students Served Indirectly : 5,670
(Attended performances, viewed exhibitions, etc.)

Faculty, Staff, Parents, and Community Members: 7,581

Professional Artists: 119

 

Recipients and Projects

2014-2016

Information to come!

 

2013-2014

Joy Roche-Performing Arts & Elizabeth Balcomb-Visual Arts-Clearwater High School
Students served directly 100
Students served indirectly 300
Faculty, Staff, Parents and
Community Members: 100
Project: T-shirt design competition with subsequent silk-screen printing and production.

Dustin Hinzman-Music-Clearwater High School
Students served directly 300
Students served indirectly 750
Faculty, Staff, Parents and
Community Members: 1500
Artist(s) 4
Project: Support for hiring professional musicians to play with student musicians in the pit orchestra for a production of Anything Goes.

Demaree Barth-Visual Arts-High Point Elementary
Students served directly 400
Students served indirectly 720
Faculty, Staff, Parents and
Community Members: 30
Artist(s) 1
Project: Creation of a ceramic sculpture garden with artist Paula Allen, Ms. Barth and art students. The project is anticipated to continue well beyond the grant period.

 

2012-2013

Linda Crawley-Visual Arts-McMullen-Booth Elementary
Students served directly 742 (whole school)
Faculty, Staff, Parents and
Community Members: 45
Project: Large outdoor sculptures made from bottle caps to improve the look of the campus.

Victoria Haggedorn-Music-High Point Elementary
Students served directly 688 (whole school)
Faculty, Staff, Parents and
Community Members: 51
Artist(s) 1
Project: Dance residency with REVolutions Dance Company whose primary focus is the disabled community and raising awareness of their strengths.

Laura Harris-Music-Eisenhower Elementary
Students served directly 705 (whole school)
Faculty, Staff, Parents and
Community Members: 34
Artist(s) 1
Project: Hands-on drumming and community building experience with Steve Turner of Giving Tree Music.

Jeanie Lociero-Music for students with special needs-Calvin Hunsinger
Students served directly 102 (whole school)
Faculty, Staff, Parents and
Community Members: 10
Artist(s)
Project: Two-day drumming and community building residency with Steve Turner of Giving Tree Music.

 

2011-2012

Wendy Bruce-Visual Arts-Ponce de Leon Elementary
Students served directly 112
Students served indirectly 630
Faculty, Staff, Parents and
Community Members: 250
Project: Claymation film.

Gina Sullivan-Visual Arts-Skycrest Elementary
Students served directly 340
Students served indirectly 530
Faculty, Staff, Parents and
Community Members: 52
Artist(s) 1
Project: Creation of school sculpture with artist Kevin Reese.

Anthony Fuoco-Music-Oak Grove Middle School
Students served directly 120
Students served indirectly 150
Faculty, Staff, Parents and
Community Members: 300
Artist(s) 3
Project: Purchase new sheet music for Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Orchestra, and provide clinicians to work with each group.

 

2010-2011 (Administered by the Pinellas County Arts Council)

Gwenn Weston-Music-Belcher Elementary
Students served directly 550 (whole school)
Project: Purchase books to be used in conjunction with mallet instruments to increase both reading and music skills.

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