The Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency headquartered in Washington, D.C., recently awarded the Sun Valley Center for the Arts a $34,113 grant to extend the reach of its Classroom Enrichment program beyond the confines of the Wood River Valley.
Through the implementation of an Online Teacher Resource Center, The Center hopes to integrate art into core curriculum lessons in classrooms across Idaho.
“IMLS grants are extremely competitive and are only awarded to organizations that are making advances in the field,” explained Kristin Poole, The Center’s artistic director. “We are honored to be among the grantees and are so pleased that the Classroom Enrichment program that has been so successful in teaching core subject matter through the arts to middle and high school students will be extended to other school and districts in the state. Think about all those math and science students who will now be able to grasp complex material through hands-on art projects.”