DeLand, FL November 27, 2017 - The Museum of Art – DeLand, Florida has received a $5,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for its Arts on the Grow “We are Starke” program.
Funding will help provide arts activities designed to enhance the existing afterschool program at Edith I. Starke Elementary School. Weekly sessions, taught by practicing artists and art educators, align with core curriculum while addressing the interests of the students, their culture, and their community. In addition to underwriting staffing and supplies, a portion of the funds received through the Duke Energy Foundation’s competitive grant process will cover transportation costs for student field trips to the Museum of Art – DeLand.
Museum partnership is one of the ways Starke Elementary is working to close the achievement gap for its students while helping to address the needs of working families by operating until 6 p.m. The school is located in one of the state’s lowest income communities.
The project developer and administrator for the Museum is Pam Coffman, Curator of Education since 2008. Ms. Coffman is an art educator with more than 20 years’ experience teaching studio art and art history at the secondary and college level.
About the Museum of Art - DeLand
The Museum of Art - DeLand is a vital and interactive 501 (c) 3 non-profit visual arts museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, study, exhibition and educational use of the fine arts. The Museum is host to several rotating exhibits, gallery talks and receptions, educational programming, master artist workshops and special events throughout the year. Now in its sixth decade, the Museum of Art - DeLand is recognized statewide by its peers for academic excellence and community outreach. The Museum's staff and trustees work together to serve residents of Volusia County each year through numerous enriching experiences. Community members of every age participate in a wide range of lifelong learning programs developed and coordinated by the Museum’s staff and partnered educators.
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