The East Bay Center for the Performing Arts in Richmond is among 23 programs in 18 states to receive a share of $500,000 in grants from Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI). This grant program provides more than financial support.
Entering its eighth year, WMI’s PlayUSA grant program aims to “ensure equitable access for instrumental music education programs that serve K-12 students,” according to Carnegie Hall. Along with financial support, the grantees join a national network of innovative organizations committed to providing transformative music education opportunities for youth, including consultation with Carnegie Hall staff, professional development for teachers, access to online resources and monthly webinars.
“In addition, an intervisitation gives partners a chance to come together in one national site and learn from each other’s practices,” Carnegie Hall officials said, adding that “PlayUSA grants may be used to underwrite teaching fees for music instruction, purchase or rental of musical instruments, as well as instrumental repair and other programmatic costs.”
The East Bay Center for the Performing Arts engages 3,5000 children and youth annually through “rigorous training performance traditions from around the world.”
“Our goal is to use art and culture to achieve healing and wholeness for young people and ultimately the larger community, while recognizing the complexity of each student’s experience,” the center says.
For more information about PlayUSA, visit carnegiehall.org/PlayUSA.
For more information about the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, go here.