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Creative Spirit Fund teacher nominations due Dec. 2

Hoping to bolster resources for youths to study artistic disciplines is the intent behind the Americans for the Arts Creative Spirit Fund award.
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Nominations for the Americans for the Arts Creative Spirit Fund award are being accepted until Dec. 2 at 5 p.m.

Hoping to bolster resources for youths to study artistic disciplines is the intent behind the Americans for the Arts Creative Spirit Fund award.

Students, parents and educators can nominate area school teachers to receive a $4,000 award with online submissions due by Dec. 2 at 5 p.m.

“Our mission is to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts,” according to a release from Americans for the Arts.

Established in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing arts education in the U.S.

The organization is teaming with Free People to provide 10 awards for public school educators across the U.S. to back art, music, dance, theater, creative writing and other artistic disciplines. 

Teachers selected for the award can utilize the funds to purchase supplies and equipment that enhances creativity for students.

Americans for the Arts nomination forms must include the school name and location, as well as the teacher’s name and courses taught. 

Also an essay of up to 300 words to explain “How an arts teacher championed your new creative spirit at school” is required.

Members of Americans For The Arts, Free People, and Free People ambassador Brittany O’Grady will lead a review panel to select winning entries, which will be announced in Jan. 2023.

“Together we can work to ensure that every American has access to the transformative power of the arts,” the release stated.