Twenty-two orchestras from across the United States have been selected by the League of American Orchestras to receive Getty Education and Community Investment Grants for innovative educational, health and wellness, and artistic programs. The grants will fund long-term in-school partnership programs; after-school educational programs with social-development components; health and wellness programs in hospitals, nursing homes, and treatment centers, and artistic programming with a focus on social issues and community dialogue. A complete list of the selected orchestras, with details of each program, can be found here. “We are grateful to the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation for their forward-thinking support,” said League President and CEO Jesse Rosen. “These programs demonstrate the remarkably wide assortment of populations orchestra musicians serve, from multi-generational Native musicians, student songwriters, and elementary school children in an entire California school district, to babies in neonatal intensive-care units, teens and adults in the criminal justice system, and the developmentally challenged.” A total of $425,000 was awarded for this year’s grants, part of the League’s three-year, $1.5 million re-granting program made possible by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation. For more on the Getty Grants program, click here.
Posted January 21, 2015