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Arts Every Day's Impact Fund Awards $20K to City Schools
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Connecting Baltimore City Public Schools to Baltimore City Arts and Culture.
Congratulations Impact Fund Winners!
Arts Every Day (AED) awards $20,000 to five Baltimore City Public Schools to implement outcome based art projects that will have a long-term educational impact on their students and surrounding community. All Arts Every Day schools were invited to apply and the final recipients were chosen by a committee of local art and design leaders in late February 2017.
 
Cecil Elementary School's proposed exterior mural with artists Ronnie Younts and Greg Gannon
The Impact Fund is an additional funding source opportunity for AED's 40 school partners. Starting in 2014, AED has offered project based funds to our partner schools to provide teachers an avenue to use the arts as a source of community building, healing, and understanding. With the generous support of Point Breeze Credit UnionThe Dock Street Foundation, and our growing family of individual donors, AED was able to expand our award to five partner schools in 2017.  
 
Stay tuned for community work days and unveiling event dates! Learn more about the Impact Fund recipients below or visit our website here.
2016-17 Impact Fund Projects

Cecil Elementary School, Exterior Mural
Students will work with environmental graphic designer, Ronnie Younts of Younts Design Inc., and local muralist, Greg Gannon, to create a bright, colorful, abstract mural on the front of their school building. Designs will be voted on by local residents and community organizations. Principal Roxanne Forr will host a community work day and celebration for families and friends to participate in the creation of their exterior mural.
 
Gilmor Elementary School, Let your Light Shine: Mosaic Murals
Students, teachers, parents and community members from Sandtown Winchester will work with mosaic artist, Sue Stockman, to create an auditorium wall mural with recycled glass with the uplifting theme of “Let Your Light Shine”. The school auditorium serves as a community space for New Bethlehem Baptist Church, Maryland Food Bank and Lillian S. Jones Recreation Center.
 
Hamilton Elementary Middle School, Storm Drain Designs: Educating through Art

The 5th grade class will learn about storm water systems and how trash in storm drains impacts the Chesapeake Bay. Students will design and paint a horizontal mural to surround the storm drain in the blacktop space that students use for recess on a daily basis.
 
Moravia Park Elementary School, Garden Design Challenge

ESOL students will learn about garden design from Seth Wheeler of NorthWind Energy & Earthworks and participate in a school wide design competition. The raised garden beds will be built, planted and unveiled at the annual family multicultural night in late May.
 
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, Where Does Our Food Come From? Screen Painting
First and second graders will work with master screen painter, John Iampieri, to create large screen paintings for their cafeteria—exploring topics from their International Baccalaureate World School unites of Healthy, Wealthy and Wise. During Iampieri’s residency, families and community members will assist students with transferring their designs onto the screens.
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