Grant Projects

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2021

Arts Activate Grant (Funded by City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture)

  Focusing on Equity, this grant project, New Art Experience, provided 100 free art kits to children, in the age range of 7-13 years old, in South Dallas, targeting the zip codes that are the lowest socioeconomic population. This project not only provides materials but instruction from a Distinguished Teacher (according to Dallas ISD and TEA) from Booker T Washington HSPVA. Each art kit included all necessary art materials for the participants to create 10 works of art based on African American Artist. The lessons were provided in English and Spanish and included a QR code that gave access to a one minute time-lapse video that showed how to complete the project. Along with focuses on African American Artist, the lessons' promotes  Social and Emotional Learning having participants think about who is important to them and their lives.

Culture of Value (Funded by City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture) 

  Focusing on Equity, this grant project, Art Everywhere, provided 50 free art kits to children, in the age range of 7-13 years old, in South Dallas, targeting the zip codes that are the lowest socioeconomic population. This project not only provides materials but instruction from a Distinguished Teacher (according to Dallas ISD and TEA) from Booker T Washington HSPVA. Each art kit included all necessary art materials for the participants to create 10 works of art based on African American Artist. The lessons were provided in English and Spanish and included a QR code that gave access to a one minute time-lapse video that showed how to complete the project. Along with focuses on African American Artist, the lessons' promotes  Social and Emotional Learning having participants think about who is important to them and their lives.

2019

Gifts for Innovative Teachers (Funded by Junior League of Dallas)

  Focusing on Innovative experiences, this grant project, Wonderful Sparks, provided an opportunity for participants 15-18 years old, to have access to a variety of welding equipment and instruction. This grant provided the consumables needed to complete a large scale sculpture project in collaboration with artist Scott Shubin which was purchased by Amli Fountain Place Dallas. Participants learned the process of creating the large scale Sculpture from design conception to completion.

2018

CPP-SP - Special Support Grant (Funded by City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture)) 

  Focusing on Equity, this grant project, Dripped in Art, provided free art lessons to 11-13 year old residents of South Dallas, targeting the zip codes that are the lowest socioeconomic population. This project offered in person art lessons at the Martin Luther King Library. 10 lessons were offered based on fundamental art techniques and processes for portfolio development. Two of the participants were accepting into Booker T Washington HSPVA!

Gifts for Innovative Teachers (Funded by Junior League of Dallas)

  Focusing on Innovative experiences and Equity, this grant project, Ceramics Dream, provided an opportunity for participants 15-18 years old from a title one school, to have access to a variety of ceramics equipment, consumables and instruction. Through this grant project participants were able to create a series of mixed media art projects of their choice to use in a AP3D portfolio for college credit.

2017

CPP-SP - Special Support Grant (Funded by City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture) 

  Focusing on Equity, this grant project offered free art lessons to the children refugee population in East Dallas at San Francisco De Asis Church. Participants received bilingual art instruction from artist Jessica Bell and student volunteers. The art lessons were based on fundamental art techniques and processes for portfolio development. Along with the art lessons, participants could take piano and guitar lessons. Culminating the series of lessons, participants showcased what they have learned throughout the project.

 

 

 

Gifts for Innovative Teachers (Funded by Junior League of Dallas)

  Focusing on Innovative experiences and Equity, this grant project, Woodshop Wonder, provided an opportunity for participants 15-18 years old, to have access to a variety of wood working tools, power tools, and instruction in shop. Through this grant project participants from a title one school, were able to create a series of mixed media art projects of their choice to use in a AP3D portfolio for college credit.

2016

CPP-SP - Special Support Grant (Funded by City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture

  Focusing on Equity, this grant project, Project Hope, provided 10 free art lessons to the downtown Dallas homeless population. In collaboration with artist and educator Cristina Estrella Riggs, artist Jessica Bell offered free art lessons at St. Matthew's Cathedral Arts on Ross Avenue Dallas that focuses on fundamental art techniques and processes and participants. Culminating the series of lessons and art exhibition with a public reception where work was viewed and sold. 100% of the proceeds went directly to the participants. All participants sold work!

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