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DELAWARE ART MUSEUM ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF
SCHOOL TOUR GRANTS THROUGH RED APPLE FUND
Wilmington, DE (September 27, 2006)—The Delaware Art Museum is pleased to announce the availability of School Tour Grants through the Red Apple Fund for Student Enrichment. These grants will finance tours of the Museum for school groups in academic levels ranging from kindergarten through grade 12. The total value of a School Tour Grant is up to $750.00. The grant will cover the cost of a tour and, if requested, reimbursement for bus transportation. All public, private, and parochial schools in any state are eligible to apply for a Red Apple Fund School Tour Grant. To apply, a school representative must complete the application form found at www.delart.org/redapple.html and return it to the Delaware Art Museum by Monday, October 16, 2006, via mail, fax, or online submission.
Applicants will be notified concerning the awarding of grants by November 1, 2006. There will be no appeals.
The Red Apple Fund for Student Enrichment was inaugurated in 2006 to further the Delaware Art Museum’s educational mission. The Red Apple Fund will finance tours of the Museum for school groups as well as individual enrollment in studio art classes and seasonal camps that teach the fundamentals of art.
Generous support for the Red Apple Fund is provided by corporations throughout the region, including AstraZeneca, the first corporate sponsor of this program.
To learn more about the Red Apple Fund for Student Enrichment, visit www.delart.org/redapple.html or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
The Delaware Art Museum functions as a creative and inspiring classroom. School tours progressively strengthen students’ verbal and analytical skills, beginning with kindergarten through grade 3, when students are introduced to the basic elements of design and the storytelling power of art. Grades 4–6 actively respond to individual works and set forth their ideas in writing. And grades 7–12 explore our nation’s history, cultural diversity, and artistic movements into the present.
Founded in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum holds a world-renowned collection that focuses on American art and illustration from the 19th to the 21st century as well as the British Pre-Raphaelite movement of the mid-19th century. The Museum offers an outdoor Sculpture Park, the Helen Farr Sloan Library & Archives, studio art classes, the interactive Kids’ Corner learning area, the delART Café featuring free Wi-Fi access, and the Museum Store with distinctive books and gifts. Waking Dreams: The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites from the Delaware Art Museum is on an international tour and will return in September 2007.