- Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015 03:32
The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation recently approved a $200,000 grant to the Washington Community Arts and Cultural Center (Wash Arts) for the formation of a Rural Arts Collaborative (RAC) in southwest Pennsylvania.
Wash Arts will serve as the convener and fiduciary manager of the grant. Three arts organizations were selected to receive funding from this grant including Wash Arts-Washington, Fayette County Cultural Trust-Connellsville, and the Monon Center- Greensboro. Funds will be used to implement this project in Washington, Fayette and Greene Counties.
With the assistance of the Intermediate Unit 1, this project will be able to identify a roster of local teaching artists in all three counties, and coordinate placement of those artists in classrooms and out of school settings.
Because of the location of each of the three arts organizations, Wash Arts will be able to work with more school districts and administrators and introduce them to the concept, while at the same time, form a collaborative group of local teaching artists representing all three counties.