NRG Energy, Inc. and Young Audiences of New Jersey have partnered together again to bring you the NRG Creatively Green Awards Program. With their support, Arts for Learning, the Indiana Affiliate of Young Audiences, is proud to award two Indiana schools with an engaging and dynamic family festival that offers parents and children the chance to participate in hands-on art making to better understand the importance of environmental sustainability.
The winners of this funding are Oaklandon Elementary (Lawrence Township) and New Augusta Public Academy South (Pike Township).
About Arts for Learning:
As the oldest and largest provider of professional arts education programs in the state, Arts for Learning works with more than 65 teaching artists to provide performances, workshops and residencies to more than 61,000 Hoosier students each year at libraries, parks, juvenile detention centers, and community centers. For more information, visit www.artsforlearningindiana.org
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How to describe the festival:
Winning schools receive the unique opportunity to host a family event for up to 300 people, featuring Arts for Learning artists that will celebrate imagination and creativity while promoting a better understanding of individual and community responsibility to protect our planet. The 2-hour family arts festival consists of dynamic performances by Arts for Learning artists focusing on the importance of protecting our environment; hands-on art making workshops led by Arts for Learning’s professional teaching artists that promote environmental sustainability; and a community art-making project to be played, displayed or shared during the event.
Acknowledging Arts for Learning and its Partners:
Our Creatively Green Family Arts Festival, presented by Arts for Learning, was funded by Young Audiences of New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania and NRG Energy. With their partnership, we will be able to provide students and their families with a fun festival atmosphere while also teaching the importance of protecting our environment through sustainable practices.