Corona del Sol, Marcos de Niza receive art grants from City of Tempe

Two schools within the Tempe Union High School District were awarded grants from the City of Tempe to support visual and performing arts programs for the 2019-2020 school year.

School Arts Grants are available to K-12 teachers in Tempe schools for arts programming. The grants are available to expand and enhance the programs already provided by school arts curriculum, programs and clubs.

The funds can be used to pay for a variety of costs, including the services of artists and teaching artists, supplies, production costs, exhibitions, tickets to an arts program, transportation and space rental.

These are the 2019-2020 School Art Grant recipients and respective projects:

Corona del Sol High School, Band – The band program will benefit from weekly sessions with professional saxophone player Dr. Keith Kelly. Dr. Kelly will provide instruction and enrichment to the school’s jazz players. 

Corona del Sol High School, Photography – This grant will fund supplies needed for producing alternative photography processes called platinum palladium printing. Photography students will be challenged with new methods while also producing high quality work. 

Marcos de Niza High School, Theatre – This grant will support the Spring 2020 musical production of “Seussical”, which will include participation from over 100 students. Funds will be put towards the Choir Drama Parents budget to assist with the overall production. 

Marcos de Niza High School, Ceramics – The Fine Arts Department will receive a 3-dimensional display case for students to display their work. The gallery case will be used by ceramic students and those in other 3-D art classes.

According to the city, the arts grants program supports a commitment to advancing Tempe as a vibrant and progressive community for cultural and artistic activity.