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Date: Tue May 06 2003 - 13:34:02 PDT


attached mail follows:

Hi everyone:
Here are a variety of items.
1. A place to protest the under-funding of our schools. I am starting to
get word from some of you that there is trouble brewing out there, programs
under the gun etc. This concerns all of us, especially since we are in the
2. Programs of an active arts council.
3. A grant website with a lot of possibilities for grants in the arts.
4. National Endowment for the Arts deadlines websites.
5. Target grants info
6. Still coming..... Conference info in the next bits/pieces.

1. If you are concerned over the talk of tax cuts when our schools are
suffering from underfunding, please use this website and send a message to
your congressman. You'll have to register but it's painless.

2. Quad City Arts has extensive program
For those of you who live within driving distance of the Quad Cities
(Moline, Rock Island,(Illinois) and Davenport and Bettendorf (Iowa) - check
out this website for a VERY extensive program (a few examples below). Some
of the performing groups will visit schools (with matching funds) within a
limited area (typically 50 miles). WEBSITE:
Friday, May 2-31 26th Annual High School Invitational Exhibition Opening
Reception, Quad City ArtsCenter Gallery, 6 p.m. Exhibit on display from May
2-31, Free
Friday, May 9 Friday Series, Highlights from the Quad City Playwrights
Festival, 7 p.m. Quad City Arts, Free
Wednesday, May 14 Visiting Artist, Boston Brass, brass quintet, Deere
Administrative Center Auditorium, John Deere Road, Moline, IL, 7 p.m. Free.
Friday, May 16 Friday Series, Ballet Folklorico Quad Cities, Mexican
dance, Quad City Arts, 7 p.m. Free.
Saturday, May 17 Visiting Artist formal public concert, Boston Brass,
brass quintet, North High School. 7 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, May 21 Visual Artist Workshop, "Record Keeping for the
Artist," Quad City Arts, 6-8 p.m. Call (309) 793-1213 x108 to register,

This Website has a dozen or more grants including one for innovative lesson
plans, and another from US Dept of Ed for promoting improvements in the
quality of new teachers through increased collaboration among K-12 educators
and institutions of higher education with the ultimate goal of increasing
student achievement. There are more: skip past the math grants and find
some others of interest to the arts.....

Deadline: June 2, 2003. Challenge America: Access to the Arts (Fast-Track
Review Grants)
Deadline: June 16, 2003. Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth
(Standard Review Grants)
Deadline: August 18, 2003. Challenge America: Access to the Arts (Standard
Review Grants)
Deadline: August 18, 2003. Heritage and Preservation

Applications are being accepted now through July 31, 2003 and are available
at your local target location as well as online. Stores award grants, which
usually range from $1,000 to $5,000, based on criteria that establishes the
funds go to projects that make the biggest difference in local communities.
For more information, visit:
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