Tempe is distributing nearly $60,000 this fall among 25 schools to grow arts education.
The grants, nearly double last year’s investment, provide fine arts teachers in Tempe with money to work with professional artists and purchase specialized arts equipment, according to a city release.
“Arts education is critical to ensuring that our students become well-rounded individuals for the rest of their lives," Tempe City Councilmember Berdetta Hodge said.
The school arts grants are administered by Tempe Community Arts. To receive grant funds, visual and performing arts teachers submitted applications detailing their proposals.
Schools receiving grants are located in Tempe Elementary School District, Kyrene School District, Tempe Union High School District and New School for Arts and Academics.
For more information about the grants, programs and schools that received funding, visit tempe.gov/ArtsGrants.