Now Accepting Applications – 2016 College Board Award for Excellence & Innovation in the Arts

Applications are now open for the 2016 College Board Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts.

This annual award, for programs that serve students in grades 6–12, recognizes and celebrates the achievements of arts initiatives that promote learning and creativity in exemplary and inventive ways

Awards are given in three categories:

Equity Through Arts: For a program that uses the arts as a tool for increasing academic engagement among underrepresented students.

Arts Integration: For a program that uses an innovative approach to cross-curricular study, drawing connections between arts-based learning and the themes, content, and ideas of other subjects.

Civic Engagement/Professional Partnerships: For a program that uses art experiences as vehicles for engagement with local arts professionals and/or nonprofit organizations.

An award of $5,000 will be given to a winning school in each category. Among the three winning schools, one will be named the national winner and will be awarded an additional $2,500.

The application deadline is April 18, 2016. Read about last year’s winners.

Visit The College Board Website for further details and full application instructions, including eligibility criteria. Email with any questions during the application process.

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