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Posted on August 21, 2005
Arts and Culture
Professional Arts Schools Engage California Students
Grants from the
James Irvine Foundation
to five California arts colleges through a joint effort of its
programs are funding arts training and mentoring programs to low-income students ages 14 to 20.
The Art of Youth Engagement: Stepping Beyond Studio Walls (and Program Walls, Too)
appears in the summer edition of the
. In one instance, a
California College of the Arts
instructor in San Francisco works with high school students to create performance videos, radio shows, billboard designs, and other art projects. In another, faculty and students from the
California Institute of the Arts
teach youth about computer animation, puppetry, and world music. The programs are less about grooming aspiring artists than about using art-making to engage students in learning and motivating them to consider postsecondary and career options in creative fields.
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