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File #: 2065-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/16/2019 In control: Neighborhoods Committee
On agenda: 7/22/2019 Final action: 7/25/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with The Artmobile; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund, and to declare an emergency. ($11,275.00)
Sponsors: Rob Dorans, Emmanuel V. Remy, Elizabeth Brown
Attachments: 1. Ord 2065-2019 Legislation Template
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes a grant agreement between the Department of Development and The Artmobile.

The Artmobile is an innovative nonprofit program that brings mobile arts inspired learning activities into the heart of any neighborhood. The exclusively designed curriculum “Explore, Make, Share Art” encompasses foundational skills that are practical and well supported by arts education research. Additionally, the curriculum is based on skills needed to be successful in today’s 21st century workplace, such as creativity, innovation, literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, and social and cross-cultural communication skills.

The Artmobile will secure the services of professional artists/art educators with experience in curriculum design and visual art content. Employing professional artists is a crucial component to the quality of the students’ artistic experience. The Artmobile offers arts inspired programs at no-cost, or low cost and participate in local neighborhood events as schedule allows, and provides all the art supplies, materials, art instruction.

Bright Lights Kids promotes positive youth development through personal mentoring and educational enrichment services. The highly relational program encourages youth to address barriers and achieve personal goals. During the summer, in addition to the all year round programming, Lower Lights Ministries has a 6-week summer camp called Bright Lights Day Camp that provides children ages 7-16 a safe, positive and exciting environment for at-risk Franklinton elementary-age kids during weekdays. Activities include recreation, fine art exploration, emotional and social activities, literacy, academics, nutrition and financial literacy.

Frequently, there is limited or no access to high quality innovative summer and after-school arts programming in Franklinton. The Artmobile will offer mobile art making experiences and education giving neighborhood students an opportunity to explore the multifaceted...

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