ERIC Number: ED201029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Notes on Planning & Funding for School Arts Facilities.
In planning for an arts facility for a private school, it is necessary to consider the proposal's appropriateness to the student body, curriculum, and community. The early appointment of a director prevents expensive mistakes and gives the program an articulate spokesperson. In addition, the teaching and support staff must be chosen with care. An architect should be selected who is imaginative and considers the needs of the people using the facility. In general, spaces should be kept open and flexible and there should be more space planned for than is needed at the outset. The facility should include teaching areas, studios, a gallery, and performance areas. Enthusiastic financial support from alumni, parents, and friends will facilitate applying for aid from other sources, such as an arts commission or private foundations. Significant community involvement may also make it possible to apply for state or federal aid. Searching lists of foundations can help locate appropriate organizations without wasted effort. Careful researching of particular foundations' characteristics and expectations will help in writing an effective proposal. (Author/WD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Independent Schools (New Orleans, LA, March 20-22, 1980).