Chautauqua Institution Arts Education Awarded Three-Year Grant from The Children’s Guild Foundation
Chautauqua Institution’s Arts Education School Residencies program is the recipient of a three-year grant award totaling $45,000 from The Children’s Guild Foundation, located in Buffalo, New York. This support is to help sustain the current program and develop professional development opportunities for area teachers in arts integration teaching strategies to serve students with disabilities across Chautauqua County.
The Children’s Guild Foundation financially supports the efforts of nonprofit organizations across Western New York, with a focus on education and serving students with disabilities among their top priorities. The Institution’s School Residencies program has served students with arts integration-based lessons and residencies for six years. During the 2019–20 school year, this program served more than 300 students in eight schools throughout Chautauqua County.
“We are thrilled to partner with The Children’s Guild Foundation to continue to bring this vital work to students in our community,” said Suzanne Fassett-Wright, director of arts education at Chautauqua Institution and co-lead teaching artist in these residencies. “Many of the students we serve would not have music education opportunities without these programs and we are excited to continue to work with teachers, administration and students across the region to empower learning through the arts.”
The Children’s Guild Foundation selected to support this program as it seeks to help provide a wide range of opportunities for students in special education that will serve as a path to achieving their educational goals and enhancing the quality of their lives.
ABOUT THE CHILDREN’S GUILD FOUNDATION
The Children’s Guild Foundation’s mission is to serve in the role as advocates and to make financial grants to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations serving children with special needs throughout the eight counties of Western New York.
We accomplish this mission by forming working partnerships with healthcare professionals, medical researchers, educators and therapeutic recreational experts who are dedicated to meeting the ongoing challenges that affect children with special needs and their families.
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