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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 6, 2017


MEDIA CONTACT:
Lisa Ramirez
Public Relations Coordinator
South High School
 
 
MN ARTS BOARD AWARDS SOUTH HIGH $40K GRANT

 

MINNEAPOLIS – The largest grant to a public school this year by the MN Arts Board is being awarded to South High School's Hands-on Art program in the amount of $40,370.

 

The award will fund six teaching artists from four community arts organizations, who will engage 2017-18 second semester students in the acclaimed Hands-on Art class.

Students will explore social justice issues and develop skills to express themselves through spoken word, performance, mural-making and pageantry.


South High School's application was among 158 submitted to the MN Arts Board. Submissions were reviewed by one of six panels and in panel C, South High's submission was ranked 4 out of 27, based on criterion that evaluated: quality of the arts experience; commitment to and from the community; project administration; and evaluation and assessment. 

 

Grants were made to the top nine applicants in this panel. Recipients averaged scores ranging from 43.40 - 47.60. South High School's average score was 46.20.

 

The HART class is a second semester class taught by teachers Laura Lanik and Delainia Haug. Interested students are encouraged to contact them.

 
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. 
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