Announcing California Casualty’s 2020 Music and Arts Grant Recipients
San Mateo, CA, September 14, 2020 – After careful consideration of more than 500 applications, California Casualty has designated 146 schools throughout the country as 2020 Music and Arts Grant awardees.
The recipients, representing 31 states, demonstrated a strong financial need that aligned with the purpose of the program – to keep music and arts in schools.
Arts and music programs have long been shown to enhance students’ critical thinking skills and creativity and improve their concentration, motivation and confidence. With COVID-19 wreaking havoc on communities and schools, the arts are playing an even more critical role in helping children express themselves, connect with each other, process stress, and stay engaged in their new virtual learning environment.
California Casualty’s $36,500 in grants will give more students a chance to learn music, act in a school play, or hone their artistic talents – virtually or in-person – throughout the 2020-2021 academic year.
“The importance of arts education can’t be overstated,” said California Casualty Assistant Vice President Brian Goodman. “We are proud that we can help teachers provide more creative opportunities for students and schools.”
The 146 grants* of $250 each will provide financial assistance for efforts such as:
- Buying paper and clay for visual arts students
- Purchasing new mouthpieces for band instruments
- Opera Guild mentoring for Jr. High opera performance
- To purchase basic arts supplies to be used with the science and math units of study to put the ARTS into STEM
- Buying lighting, audio, props, costumes, and set pieces
*A full list of 2020 Music and Arts Grant recipients by state follows.
California Casualty’s Music and Arts Grant program receives applications year-round. To be considered for a 2021 award, educators at public K-12 schools can apply for a $250 Music and Arts Grant at www.calcasmusicartsgrant.com. Applicants must be a current member of the state NEA affiliate or one of the other participating educator associations including ACSA, CASE, COSA, KASA, NASA or UASSP.
2020 Music and Arts Awardees By State
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