Presentation on theme: "Peoria Arts and Cultural Festival. Overview History and purpose of the Peoria Unified Arts Festival Internal logistics Peoria Education Foundation."— Presentation transcript:
Overview History and purpose of the Peoria Unified Arts Festival Internal logistics Peoria Education Foundation grants for arts educators Peoria Arts and Cultural Festival
History/Purpose 2001-2002 a committee of arts educators convened Goals Advocate for our district wide programs Involve all schools and as many children and families as possible Showcase ALL art forms (visual art, dance, theater and music) Fundraise for Arts Education programs
History/Purpose A partnership with the City of Peoria/ Sports Complex staff A partnership with Peoria Education Foundation 2002-2003 we operated the first Arts Festival
Peoria Unified Logistics District Cabinet Shop Site MaintenanceBusiness Services Arts Education Staff Booster ClubsFood ServiceTransportation Peoria Education Foundation Peoria Arts Commission Elementary/HS Arts Teachers VolunteersPublic Relations Nurses City Police and Fire Local Arts Organizations Students
P.E.F. Grants for Arts Educators Proceeds of the festival have been used for: unique classroom learning opportunities special equipment for arts classroom use P.E.F has been able to offer nearly100 arts grants over the past 11years in upwards of $140,000 They have been awarded to visual and performing arts teachers district wide
Grant Criteria Impact on student learning Strong arts curricular/teaching ties Ties to arts standards Seeds further implementation/ sustainability Student centered P.E.F. Grants for Arts Educators
Past Grant Recipients Connecting Cultures- Artist Residency at Cotton Boll Elementary Training Tomorrows Leaders at Liberty HS Band Guitar Exploration at Centennial High School Costume Shop at Liberty and Kellis Theater Click it! Click it Good! At Heritage Elementary Studio Portraits at Ironwood High School
Everyone Wants to be a Drummer- Country Meadows
Spring of 2012- Entered discussions with the City about moving the festival to a downtown location. Multiple meetings about available resources hurdles, and desired outcomes. July of 2012- Finalized the partnership and finalized a date. Peoria Unified committee of arts educators assembled to view the location and facilities.
Utilize public facilities that accentuate student performances The location heightened the concept of community connectedness Ability for us to offer activities for children in dance, visual art and music. Interesting and unique food choices. Free event for our community.
Peoria Arts and Cultural Festival Roughly $18,000 in sponsorships Roughly $3,000 in paid activities Attracted well over 11,000 visitors 500 participants in arts workshops and activities The goals of the City, the Foundation and Peoria Unified Arts Education were met
Thanks to our sponsors Credit Union West Hubbard Family Swim School Culver’s Inventure Foods Solar City PMT Ambulance SRP
The Festival Leads City of Peoria – Community Services Brenda Rehnke Kelli Kincaid-Broady Tonya Edmondson Peoria Unified - Public Relations Danielle Airey Erin Dunsey Peoria Unified - Arts Education Rhonda Szoke Robert Panzer Peoria Unified - Maintenance Paul Adamo