BAC provides annual funding to Bainbridge art teachers to supplement their supply and programming budgets, and to give teachers the means to complete student projects over the remainder of the school year.
“Art teachers are creative and ingenious by nature, and they put those skills to work every day to develop innovative, exciting art projects on extremely tight budgets,” BAC Executive Director Lindsay Masters said. “Year after year, teachers tell us that their BAC grants come along at just the right time, enabling them to carry out art education programs and restock fundamental materials such as clay, paper, paint, and brushes.
“As a longstanding visual arts nonprofit, we’re extremely proud to be able to support our teachers, students, and schools through these grants.”
2017 funds were distributed during the first week of March to Blakely Elementary, Ordway Elementary, Wilkes Elementary, Sakai Intermediate School, Woodward Middle School, Hyla Middle School, Odyssey Multiage Program, and Eagle Harbor High School. Remaining funds will be distributed to Bainbridge High School in May, in conjunction with the annual BHS Student Art Fair. Grants ranged from $100 to $600 per school, depending on the number of students served.