Arts-and Intersections:Economic Development, Education & Youth Development
Genre/Discipline:Teaching arts/arts education
Large Intended Impact Area:
When children have access to arts in school, they become creative thinkers and better students. Since its inception in 2002, the Picasso Project has provided over 55,000 children access to innovative arts projects by providing grants to their schools. The Picasso Project awards grants to Philadelphia public schools annually to support projects in creative, performing, and digital arts.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The goal of the program is to improve the quality of arts programs at under-resourced schools, improve school climate by giving kids an outlet to work together on projects, and spark student interest by integrating arts with core academic subjects. At the same time, students and teachers at Picasso Project schools use their projects to advocate for funding for school arts programs at both the local and state level so future generations of students can express themselves through art at school