WE LOVE THE ARTS!
We love the arts because they spur young people’s creativity and imagination! When they play or sing a melody, when they dance and jump, or when they capture a scene in a flurry of brushstrokes, they are demonstrating their own potential for what they can achieve. And watch out, world! Because what they do next could be a masterpiece!
We love the arts because they can play a significant role in a young person’s development. Research shows the arts can engage the brain’s cognitive, language, social, emotional, and physical domains. They can promote different ways of thinking and empathy. They can foster resilience and perseverance. They can spark a young person’s natural curiosity and inquisitiveness.
And consider this: How many employers say they want to find creative employees who can think outside the box, who can be problem solvers, who can be team players but also have the skills to go solo when needed? How many successful entrepreneurs tell stories of getting knocked down, dusting themselves off, and pursuing their passion before it’s ultimately heralded by the world? The arts help young people develop these qualities – and more.
You may remember that we previously offered a once-a-year grant opportunity for arts-related proposals. We decided to end that program, but we still want, and encourage, you to send in your proposals for arts-related projects that help develop skills, knowledge, and character in young people. Your proposal will be considered as part of our regular grantmaking process. Please keep the following things in mind when sending us your proposal.
- You will need to complete an application online. Our staff is always available by phone to answer any questions. Once your proposal has been received, a staff member will meet with you to learn more.
- Please allow 90 days prior to needing the funds for our staff to learn more about your proposal.
- Please be prepared to talk about how your proposal will build the skills, knowledge, and character young people need to live economically free lives.
Have questions? Please call us at 260-347-1278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.