M.S. RAU ANTIQUES INITIATES TEACHER’S ART FUND GRANTS AS PART OF RAU FOR ART FOUNDATION
(New Orleans, LA) May 12, 2016–Following in the success of the 5th annual Rau for Art Scholarship Competition, M.S. Rau Antiques announced this week the seven New Orleans-area high school art departments that will receive grants from its Teacher’s Assistance Fund for the 2016/2017 school year. The seven schools will receive grants which will be used by art teachers at that particular school to purchase much-needed art supplies and instructional materials to better teach their students.
Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, Jefferson Parish
Destrehan High School, St. Charles Parish
Eleanor McMain, Orleans Parish
KIPP Renaissance, Orleans Parish
Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson Parish
Landry-Walker, Orleans Parish
John Ehret High School, Jefferson Parish
The goal of the Rau for Art Teacher’s Assistance Fund is to help high school art educators in the New Orleans area to have more available resources to creatively enrich their students. Individual grant proposals were submitted for review to the foundation’s website www.rauforart.com for a chance to win up to $2,500 for each school. Proposals received this year covered a broad range of needs, from art supplies, instruction materials and class field trips.
“These are all wonderful programs led by dedicated and enthusiastic art teachers,” says Skye Ross, this year’s head of the RFA Teacher’s Fund Committee. “The teachers have all expressed that they are thrilled to be starting out the next school year with a fresh allotment of art supplies, which we will deliver to them in early September.”
The Rau for Art Foundation was founded by Bill Rau in commemoration of M.S. Rau Antiques’ 2012 Centennial. This program, along with the foundation’s yearly student Scholarship Competition, allows the RFA to have a greater impact on arts education in Greater New Orleans, benefiting both students and their schools. Employees of M.S. Rau Antiques comprise the RFA, contributing their time and professional skills to help these students reach their dreams. www.rauforart.com